Matching Grants Research Program

The Florida High Tech Corridor Council’s Matching Grants Research Program (MGRP) fosters applied research between companies with a presence in our 23-county region and researchers from the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida and the University of Florida.

By matching investments in research and development, the MGRP enables companies to maximize their budgets and tap into the expertise of faculty and student researchers. Students often become interns or employees and industry partners routinely form lasting research relationships with the universities.

Grant Opportunities:


The Open Call

For every $1 of matching funds from The Florida High Tech Corridor Council,
the industry partner provides a minimum of $1. Awards typically range from $10,000 to $150,000.


SBIR/STTR Phase II Match

The Corridor Council provides a match on funds received by participants of the
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

How to Apply:


Proposals are reviewed year-round by a committee of researchers and partners at each university. Companies located within the 23-county region may submit proposals to collaborate with researchers from one, two or all three universities. Application requirements and investment matches may differ. Please use the form below to request more information.