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As seen on Orlando Politics “FDACS Hosts First Ever Florida-Israel Agriculture Innovation Summit”

November 23, 2020

Tallahassee, Fla. — Thursday concluded the first ever Florida-Israel Agriculture Innovation Summit, hosted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and organized by the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA). The four-day virtually-held summit kicked off Monday, November 16 with remarks from Commissioner Fried. The summit covered a wide range of topics, with participants hearing from growers, scientists, government officials, and others on the latest in agricultural technology, drones […]

Big Wins

Acquisitions

WeissBeerger was acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest beer brewer.

Distinctions

ECOncrete was recognized by Forbes and Fast Company as one of the most innovative companies in 2019 in addition to being selected as an awardee of the United Nations WE Empower SDG Challenge.

Funding

StemRad secured a $6 million investment from Tampa investors in 2017, followed by UC-Care which secured a $1 million investment from Tampa investors in 2019. MilagroAI secured a $250K investment from a Florida angel investor. 

Pilots

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office tested GlobeKeeper’s secured communication solution to enhance security at a concert in Raymond James Stadium.

The City of St. Petersburg is working with ECOncrete to build an ecological seawall that will support sea life growth while strengthening infrastructure.

A multi-specialty clinic in Florida is piloting Agamon’s solution to analyze its radiology data.

Deals

Tampa General Hospital’s air ambulance company, Aeromed, purchased QinFlow’ mobile units to enable transfusion of warm fluids during transfer to the hospital and save lives.

NASA is testing StemRad’s AstroRad vest in space to find ways to protect astronauts from deep space radiation.

The US Defense Threat Reduction Agency & US SOCOM contracted with Xtend to deploy dozens of their counter UAS systems for field testing.

The US Department of Veterans Affairs deployed Uniper’s telehealth & social engagement services in the VA St. Louis Healthcare System.

Expansion

StemRad, UC-Care, ECOncrete and Nucleon and Uniper opened an office in Tampa following participation in the FIBA program; hired locally and/or relocated leadership with families to the Tampa Bay area..