The land of recreation and
Renowned for its collaborative and entrepreneurial environment anchored in state-of-the-art educational and research facilities, Orlando’s life sciences industry is home to groundbreaking medical advances that combat our most pressing health issues. Anchored by large health systems AdventHealth and Orlando Health, both headquartered in Orlando, an ecosystem of healthcare research and innovation is thriving in the region.
6 of the 50 Largest U.S. Hospitals (by Number of Beds) within a 2-Hour Drive
Becker’s Hospital Review, 2023
2 Large Health Systems Providing Birth to Death Care Headquartered Here
116,000 Employed in the Life Sciences and Healthcare Sector
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics via Lightcast, Q3 2022
“There may be no other place in the world like Orlando when it comes to life sciences, biotechnology and healthcare. There is a tremendous convergence of opportunities due to our community’s imagination…”
– Lars Houmann
It’s a Smart world
Healthcare companies in Orlando draw upon a strong pipeline of talent at five area universities offering degree programs in various disciplines of the life sciences.
University of Central Florida
UCF’s innovative program uses high-tech learning tools to educate young doctors and scientists in a new and better way for the 21st century.
College of Medicine, College of Nursing and College of Health Professions and Sciences
Programs include Health Information Technology, Cardiovascular Technology, Radiography, and more.
Health Sciences & Pre-Med programs
Lake-Sumter State College
An accelerated academic program the explores careers in the STEM and health sciences through hands-on activities and early exposure to college courses.
Health Sciences Collegiate Academy
Seminole State College of Florida
Seminole State College is poised to meet the scientific challenges of the 21st century with its new, state-of-the-art biology labs and small class sizes.
Keiser University has been providing quality hands-on education in the health care field since 1977.
Health Care Degrees
An Ecosystem of Support & Innovation
Orlando Health committed $20 million for innovation under its venture fund. Plus, a consortium of universities and private investment called IQ Florida provides focused resources including capital.
Harnessing Florida’s vast resources to invent the future of healthcare.
AdventHealth University’s Orlando campus offers hands-on learning in a real-world environment.
GuideWell Innovation Center
GuideWell Innovation Center is home to a diverse community of startups and scaleups, and provides programs to serve health and wellness innovators.
Orlando Health Ventures
Strategically invests in early stage companies and technologies transforming and disrupting the healthcare industry.
Orlando. Unbelievably real.
Other Focus Areas
Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals
Orlando’s abundance of pharmaceutical companies distribute 70 percent of the country’s specialty drugs.
The birthplace of the experience economy.
Fast-growing medical device companies and global players have set up shop in Orlando because of its recognized medical device training expertise.
Connect with a Subject Matter Expert
Get in touch with Casey Evans, Senior Director of Economic Development, for additional information including customized talent data and tailored space recommendations.
Call today: 407.902.2411
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