Diana Hanford
Ambit Advertising and Public Relations
December 12, 2012


Boca Raton, FL – Winners of the 2012 Governor’s Innovators in Business Awards were announced by Florida Governor Rick Scott and honored during a reception at the Governor's Mansion on December 10.


Two of the award winners are companies located at the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University.


Flagship Solutions Group

Governor’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award (Mega Market)

For Florida start-up companies (less than five years old or with a product less than three years old) that have set a standard for entrepreneurship and creativity.


Modernizing Medicine, Daniel Cane, CEO and co-founder

Governor's Innovators Under 40 Award

Recognizes Florida residents under 40 who own or lead a Florida company with annual revenue of $1M or more and who have created at least 10 jobs since January 2011.


Flagship Solutions Group was started at the Technology Business Incubator, subsequently graduating into the Research Park itself as a mature, sustainable company, and Modernizing Medicine is led by Dan Cane, a product of the Palm Beach County School District, illustrating that great minds and great companies can and do result from economic development efforts in South Florida. 


Andrew Duffell, President and CEO of the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University said, “The mission of the Research Park includes maximizing academic talent and regional resources in South Florida to accelerate economic development and prosperity. These two companies represent our finest, both growing their businesses and providing new benefits to the community in the form of technology and jobs.”


The awards recognize outstanding contributions toward improving and diversifying Florida's economy plus distinctive community investment efforts, particularly relating to industries targeted for economic development and high wage job growth. Enterprise Florida coordinates this annual program, formerly the Governor’s Business Diversification Awards, now in its 29th year.


The 2012 Governor's Innovators in Business Awards program is co-sponsored by Bank of America and Florida Trend magazine. For more information about the awards and other winners, visit


Enterprise Florida, Inc. ( is a partnership between Florida's business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state of Florida. Headquartered in Orlando, Enterprise Florida’s mission is to facilitate job growth for Florida’s businesses and citizens leading to a vibrant statewide economy. In pursuit of its mission, Enterprise Florida works closely with a statewide network of economic development partners and is funded both by the State of Florida and by private-sector businesses.


About the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University

Established in 1985, the 94-acre Research Park ( is home to

23 technology companies working in conjunction with the FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science, the FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and the FAU College of Business.  The Research Park also hosts the Technology Business Incubator with 22 startup technology companies, each of which receives business and consulting services with the goal of becoming established businesses and permanent residents in the Research Park.


HDG Mansur ( is the development partner for the Research Park, with leasing provided by Avison Young (


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