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Florida Poly offers a robust menu of opportunities for industry partnerships, connecting companies to resources, talent, and technology. Corporate partnerships serve as a conduit to faculty, students, technology leaders, and research.


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Academic Partnerships

Florida Poly partners with academic institutions and organizations to provide our students and faculty with a broad network for collaborations, projects and internships, and learning opportunities.  Some of our partners include: 

  • Fulbright Program
  • USF’s Institute for Applied Engineering
  • Polk State College
  • Florida Southern College


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Capstone Design 

Florida Poly’s Capstone Design course sequence provides students with the opportunity to work with real-world, open-ended, interdisciplinary challenges proposed by industrial and research project sponsors. 

Students work single and multidisciplinary teams, guided by project sponsors, to develop a wide range of solutions to current industry problems such as:

  • A planetary rover test-bed for Florida Space Institute and NASA Kennedy
  • Supply chain optimization using machine learning and data analytics
  • A next generation industrial autonomous robotic lawn mower
  • A host of problem sets from the DOD and the National Security Innovation Network

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Career Development

Florida Poly is a premier STEM university producing highly desirable graduates and new technology solutions. As the only 100% STEM institution in the State University System, Florida Poly is fulfilling its mission and connecting students with employers in need of STEM talent.

Access to students:

  • Hire our students full-time or as interns
  • Post your internships and full-time positions
  • Participate in Career Fairs
  • Execute your Talent Acquisition Strategy on campus
  • Host your own events at Florida Poly or participate in existing ones

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Corporate Impact Network

Engaging corporations and leveraging mutually beneficial partnerships in support of scholarships, programs, interaction with students and faculty, and participation in a range of university-wide opportunities. 

Florida Poly students and faculty are sought after by industry leaders for their knowledge of futuristic innovation, science, and technology. The Corporate Impact Network engages these external relationships providing access to students and faculty, while helping to advance Florida Poly’s mission. The network provides a pathway to partnerships with foundations and corporations through effective corporate engagement strategies.

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Renowned University researchers partner with industry and tech leaders to advance knowledge and technology in growing, in-demand fields. Research
collaboration produces results for your company.
Research at Florida Poly is improving lives and changing businesses, faculty are eager to work with your company and identify and facilitate collaborations.
Students and professors are shaping the future with research like:
• Treatment of phosphoric acid sludge to keep our waterways clean
• Microencapsulated thermochromic materials for energy savings applications
• Preparing for the future of driverless vehicles and autonomous transportation
• Resilient integration and control design of mobile emergency resources to mircogrids
• Developing protections against cyber crime
• Virtual operating room team experience


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