Andrea Adkins, M.R.A.

Andrea Adkins, Assistant Director, Technology Licensing

Assistant Director, Technology Licensing

Phone: (407) 823-0138


Physical Location:

University Tower in Research Park,
UCF Office of Technology Transfer,
12201 Research Parkway, 2nd floor (College of Nursing Building)

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I manage the intellectual property portfolios for the following academic units. Intellectual Property and Licensing Specialist Kristina Gomez assists me with administrative functions. Please send her all completed forms and documents.


  • Business Administration
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Research Centers and Institutes

  • Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center (AMPAC)
  • Center for Advanced Turbomachinery and Energy Research (CATER)
  • Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation (CATSS)
  • Center for Research in Computer Vision (CRCV)
  • Florida Space Grant Consortium (FSCG)
  • Florida Space Institute (FSI)
  • NanoScience Technology Center (NSTC)


  • Army ROTC


I am an Assistant Director in UCF’s Office of Technology Transfer, supporting researchers, students and staff in the Colleges of Engineering & Computer Sciences, Physics Department, Business Administration, and Rosen Hospitality Management, as well as the NanoScience Technology Center, the Advanced Materials Processing & Analysis Center, and the Florida Space Institute. If you are part of these colleges, centers or institutes, I would be glad to talk with you about your new invention, or the status of a pending patent, copyright, or trademark application, or a licensing opportunity.  Please contact me or Kristina Gomez to set up a time to talk by phone or meet in person.

You may also want to get acquainted with my team members Raju Nagaiah and Sandra Jaggernauth. We work together on new inventions, meet with industry and government reps about doing business with researchers at UCF—sponsored research, technology licensing, or funding for developing a UCF technology into a specific application.  We spend our days talking with inventors, creators, interested business representatives, and intellectual property attorneys. In the business communities we promote UCF technologies, as well as build and encourage innovation and relationships with UCF.

If you have licensed UCF technologies, you may also need to know the Financial Compliance team Andrea Miller and Ashley Ittersagen who coordinate receivables and deliverables with inventors and UCF technology licensees.



Adkins is the recipient of the 2017 Research Administration Alumni Achievement Award, presented by the UCF School of Public Administration and UCF College of Health and Public Affairs in partnership with the Central Florida Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. Nominated by Drs. Jo Ann Smith and Jennifer Shambrook, this award is presented annually to one alumni of the Research Administration program at UCF who has achieved significant success in their profession.


Select Licensing Stories  

Knights in Shinning Armor (Cover Story in Florida Grower, April 2017)

Features UCF researchers and innovations emerging from the New Agricultural Research Center of Excellence at UCF and introduces the UCF-innovative product Zinkicide,™ being developed for regulatory registration, manufacturing, commercial marketing and sales by companies Brandt and its Florida-based subsidiary, TradeMark Nitrogen Corporation. Read more.

Medical Robotics Company Harnesses UCF Research for Computer-Aided Surgery

AVRA Medical Robotics Inc., which has an office in the UCF Business Incubator, has partnered with Professor Zhihua Qu and research Professor Eytan Pollak of the College of Engineering & Computer Science to develop algorithms and sensors to navigate and control a robot capable of assisting physicians with performing minimally invasive surgical procedures in an ambulatory setting or operating room. Read more.

Global Ag Company Licenses UCF Scientist’s Tech to Fight Crop Disease

Gowan Co. recently signed an agreement with the University of Central Florida to obtain exclusive rights to the anti-fungal and anti-bacterial formulation developed by researcher Swadeshmukul Santra. The formulation couples a centuries-old agricultural practice with cutting edge nanoscience. Read more.

Space-Tech Turned Bio-Tech: How UCF Technology Developed for NASA Is Making the Leap to Healthcare

Aviana Molecular Technology, LLC (AMT), a healthcare diagnostics startup company has licensed sensors originally developed for NASA by Donald Malocha, Ph.D. “We plan to expand these sensors into use for monitoring human health,” says Ragavan, president and CEO of AMT. “Right now, a medical test is done for you and sent away to a laboratory. Then you wait. We help the physician or the health care provider make a decision while you’re there.” Read more.

Training/Professional Outreach


Live Webinar: It’s Closing Time: How to Get Ahead on Intellectual Property by Getting Started Now, Thursday, May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

This webinar demystifies intellectual property reporting for the grant manager.   Learn how to simplify post-award IP management and compliance, increase your productivity, and enhance your working knowledge of IP. Sponsored by the National Grants Management Association (

T-LEARN™ Program Guest Lecture, March 2, 2017 at UCF

Guest lecture on Intellectual Property Basics to UCF undergraduate students enrolled in the T-LEARN™ program funded by the National Science Foundation at three universities.

T-LEARN is a learning community established at UCF in 2016 that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students’ academic success. By working with on-campus partners, T-LEARN provides a select group of first-year, transfer students a hands-on learning experience by helping students engage in research at UCF, an R1 Doctoral University with the highest research activity and community engagement. (source:

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