Centers & Consortia

Floirda Research Consortium

The Florida Research Consortium (FRC) is a strategic partnership of education, business and government formed specifically to advocate for knowledge-based economic development in Florida.


University of Florida Industrial Assessment Center

The University of Florida Industrial Assessment Center (UF-IAC) facilitates productivity improvements of small and medium-sized manufacturing facilities in Florida, East Alabama, and South Georgia through increased energy efficiency, waste minimization and operations efficiency.

Florida Climate Institute

The Florida Climate Institute (FCI) is a multi-disciplinary network of national and international research and public organizations, scientists, and individuals concerned with achieving a better understanding of climate variability and change. The FCI has six member universities – Florida Atlantic University (FAU); Florida State University (FSU); the University of Central Florida (UCF); the University of Florida (UF); the University of Miami (UM); and the University of South Florida (USF) – and is supported by relevant colleges, centers, and programs at these universities. UF and FSU initiated the FCI in 2010; FAU, UCF, UM, and USF formally joined in 2012.


Florida Institute for Sustainable Energy

The Major Analytical Instrumentation Center (MAIC) is a materials characterization and analysis facility established to provide analytical support for Florida’s scientific and engineering community in meeting the challenge of technology development. MAIC is a user oriented facility that provides service to the University of Florida, the state university system (SUS), and the industrial and commercial community. MAIC now includes the Particle Analysis Instrumentation Center (PAIC) which was formally known as the PERC R&D Facility.


Florida Solar Energy Center

The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) was created by the Florida Legislature in 1975 to serve as the state’s energy research institute. The main responsibilities of the center are to conduct research, test and certify solar systems and develop education programs.

Florida Conflict Resolution Consortium

The FCRC Consensus Center serves as an independent public resource facilitating consensus solutions and supporting collaborative action. The Center was created by the Florida Legislature and placed in our independent home in the state university system in 1987.

Powell Center for Construction and Environment

The Powell Center for Construction and Environment is primarily a research organization dedicated to the resolution of environmental problems associated with planning and architecture activities and the determination of optimum materials and methods for use in minimizing environmental damage.

Body of Knowledge on Infracstructure Regulation

Developed by the Public Utility Research Center (PURC) at the University of Florida, in collaboration with the University of Toulouse, the Pontificia Universidad Catolica, the World Bank and a panel of international experts, the Body of Knowledge on Infrastructure Regulation (BoKIR) summarizes some of the best thinking on infrastructure policy. Funding for this project came from the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF).