~ UCF Business Incubator Sites

The UCF Business Incubation Program is a family of business incubation sites in and surrounding the Greater Orlando. The incubators are established to provide tools, training, infrastructure and much more to start-up companies in the community.

Business incubation is a critical element of regional economic development strategy.  Studies show that 95% of companies stay in the community where they are established.  Incubator support greatly reduces the risk of failure and 87-91% of companies that graduate from an incubator program are still in business 5 years later.

Since its founding in Oct. 1999, the UCF Business Incubation Program (UCFBIP) has helped hundreds of emerging companies create a total regional output of more than $620 million and sustain over than 3,300 jobs with an average salary of $67,000. With eight facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Florida High Tech Corridor Council, Orange,
Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando, St. Cloud and Winter Springs.

The various sites are listed below:

UCF Business Incubator - ApopkaUCF Business Incubator - Apopka

325 S McGee Avenue,
Apopka, FL 32703
407-814-1727 tel
407-814-0127 fax

Driving Directions

UCFBIP’s 10th incubator opened April 18, 2012.

The incubator is situated in a 8,000 square feet building on the corner of McGee Avenue and East Semoran Blvd, SR 436, and is in close proximity to various cuisines for dining. The incubator includes flexible spacious office space – some with windows, a conference/training room, boardroom, mini-conference rooms, a café and networking areas, internet connectivity, a reception area, and some office equipment.  

The incubator is a partnership between UCF, Apopka City and the Florida High Technology Corridor Council.

UCF Business Incubator - Central Florida Research Park

Bennet Complex

Bennet Complex
3251, 3259 & 3267 Progress Drive
Orlando, FL 32826
407-207-7249 tel
407-384-2123 fax

Driving Directions 

The UCF Business Incubator – Central Florida Research Park (the former UCF Technology Incubator) was established in 1999 to support emerging high technology companies and help them become financially stable business enterprises. The 48,000 sq. feet incubator offers proximity to the main UCF campus and key technology industry clusters in the area.  Facilities include several conference rooms, break rooms, shared office equipment and space suitable for offices, laboratories and early stage manufacturing.  The incubator is a partnership between UCF, Orange County  and the Florida High Technology Corridor Council.

This 48,000 square foot facility is located on Progress Drive in the Central Florida Research Park and provides flexible space for incubator clients that need larger facilities or that need space suitable for laboratory or production activities. This facility typically houses 10-20 person operations that require 1,000-7,000 square feet of office space.

daytona airport image UCF Business Incubator - Daytona Beach International Airport

601 Innovation Way,
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
386-872-3101 tel
386-872-3102 fax

Driving Directions

The UCF Business Incubator - Daytona Beach International Airport is UCFBIP’s ninth incubator. The incubator opened July 27, 2011, in an effort to assist high growth companies in Volusia County. The incubator is a mixed use incubator and will house all kinds of companies except for retail.

The 9,600 sq.-ft. facility is located at the US Customs terminal at the Daytona Beach International Airport.  It has a very modern style, and is able to house approximately 20 companies depending upon how many offices each company requires for operation. Besides the very nice office space and a shared reception area, there is also a modern spacious kitchen that has room for quite large gatherings. The incubator has two conference rooms, and a big training room with a Smart Board. Outside the incubator has a huge enclosed patio that is excellent for hosting big events, and there are a lot of free parking spaces at the incubator’s entrance.

Bennet Complex

UCF Business Incubator - Kissimmee
111 East Monument Ave., Suite 401
Kissimmee, FL 34741
407-343-4300 tel
407-343-4314 fax

Driving Directions 

The UCF Business Incubator - Kissimmee officially opened October 28, 2010. The incubator is 8,000 sq. feet and has a modern design style with big and light offices. The incubator is situated on the fourth floor of a building that is part of the Kissimmee City Centre, and it has several meeting facilities, a conference room and a big training room with SMART Board. The incubator is within few minutes walking distance of everything in the city centre, especially several nice restaurant's and cafe's.


Orlando Business Development Center/District 2 Photo

UCF Business Incubator - Orlando

3218 E. Colonial Drive, Suite G
Orlando, FL 32803
321-281-8383 tel
321-281-8380 fax

Driving Directions

The UCF Business Incubator - Orlando opened in December, 2007. This site was created in a partnership with the City of Orlando. The incubator has recently been expanded and now covers a total of 6.000 sq. feet. and has a spacious feel with many common areas, and a very big training room. The incubator is located very close to Down Town Orlando and the Executive Airport. Some important benefits at this location are the many free parking spaces, and furniture for the offices can be provided, but it is optional.

CREOL Building

UCF Business Incubator - Photonics UCF Campus

College of Optics and Photonics
University of Central Florida
4000 Central Florida Blvd,
Orlando, FL 32816
407-882-1577

The UCF Business Incubator – Photonics UCF Campus is housed in the Center for Research & Education in Optics & Lasers (CREOL) on the UCF Main Campus in East Orlando.  This site offers approximately 21,000 sq. feet. of laboratory space for technology development partnerships between industry and UCF researchers.  Supported by funding from the US Economic Development Administration, the facility is accelerating the movement of innovative laser and optics technology into the marketplace.

UCF Business Incubator - St. Cloud

UCF Business Incubator - St. Cloud

Stevens Plantation Buisness Park
3201 Budinger Ave.
St. Cloud, FL 34769
407-498-0432 tel.
407-891-0145 fax

UCF Business Incubator - St. Cloud had its open house celebration in the end of April 2010. The 14,200 sq. ft. incubator is a state of the art, class A office facility located in the new beautiful Stevens Plantation Business Park. By June 2010 the incubator was fully ready, in partnership with Osceola County the City of St. Cloud, UCF and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council, to serve the entrepreneurial ventures in this area. The incubator offers flexible office space, high speed fiber connectivity, conference/training rooms, and shared reception and office equipment.

UCF Incubator-Seminole County/Winter Springs

UCF Business Incubator - Winter Springs

1511 E. State Road 434, Suite 2001
Winter Springs, FL 32708
407-278-4880 tel
407-264-8332 fax

Driving Directions 

UCF Business Incubator - Winter Springs opened its doors in 2008 to serve high growth startups in Seminole County.  The incubator is a partnership between UCF, Seminole County Government, the City of Winter Springs and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council.  The modern facility, conveniently located in the Vistawilla Office Center building on East S.R. 434 at the 417 on/off ramp, features 10,800 square feet of space, and includes flexible office space, a conference/training room, boardroom, mini-conference rooms, a café and networking areas, metro-Ethernet fiber connectivity, a reception area, and some office equipment.

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