Innovation Coast is an alliance of technology and knowledge based companies in Northwest Florida. Its mission is to grow, sustain, and showcase the region’s successful, vibrant ecosystem of technology companies, professionals, and investment opportunities.

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Pensacola Bay Oyster Co.2017 Innovation Awards Results

Innovation isn’t a word commonly used to describe oyster farming. When the owners of Pensacola Bay Oyster Co. explained the innovation and research that lies beneath the surface of this new industry, they secured first place – and the $100,000 cash prize –  at the 2017 Innovation Awards. See all the winners…

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UWF named by NSA as National Center of Academic Excellence Cybersecurity Regional Resource Center for the Southeast region

The University of West Florida has been named by the National Security Agency as the National Center of Academic Excellence Cybersecurity Regional Resource Center for the Southeastern region. 

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Briefs Antaviana launches directory of cybersecurity technology and providers: Cybertango is a cybersecurity directory listing 1,300+ cybersecurity vendors around the globe searchable by cybersecurity field of specialization, location and more. It’s an easier way to sort through the available cybersecurity technology and providers and find exactly what you need. Go To Link »

IMS ExpertServices Announces Partnership With Trinity Hunt Partners: IMS ExpertServices announced today that it has partnered with Trinity Hunt Partners, a growth-oriented private equity firm that teams with founder/owners of entrepreneurial companies to accelerate their success.  Read More »

Gulf Breeze wants $31 million in Triumph funds for new town center, tech park: With support from Santa Rosa County, the Santa Rosa County School District and city-based medical and technology companies, the city is looking to create a town center and develop a medical and technology office park with Triumph funding. Go To Link »

IMS To Receive EntreCon’s 2017 Best Medium Business of the Year Award: EntreCon, an annual business and leadership development conference hosted by the Studer Community Institute, recently selected IMS ExpertServices as the 2017 Best Medium Business of the Year. Read More »

IHMC's Ken Ford will enter Florida Inventors Hall of Fame on Monday: Ken Ford, co-founder, and CEO of the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition in Pensacola will be inducted into the Inventors Hall of fame today in Tampa, FL Go To Link »

UWF Cybernauts, Florida Cyber Range shine at ITEN WIRED Summit: A team of seven University of West Florida students, the UWF Cybernauts, won first place at the ITEN WIRED Summit Cyber Defense and Incident Response Competition on Wednesday at the Hilton on Pensacola Beach.  Go To Link »


About Innovation Coast


Innovation Coast provides the opportunity to converse and collaborate with other industry members about the issues and challenges facing individual organizations and the technology and knowledge based industry sectors as a whole.

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Innovation Coast is a link to technology and knowledge-based careers in Northwest Florida, recruiting talent for member companies and organizations and working to attract the critically needed workforce for the sector.

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Innovation Coast offers the opportunity to collaborative with educators to shape the programs that will train tomorrow's technology and knowledge based workforce.


Northwest Florida enjoys the friendly business environment and ample resources necessary for its establishment and growth as a hub of innovation and advancement in the technology and knowledge based industry sectors.