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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Summer Research Symposium Highlights Student Projects

About 150 people gathered in the college of science and engineering building for the second annual symposium Aug. 5, at which the summer program culminated. About 50 students presented 44 posters highlighting their summer projects.

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Women in Naval Aviation Talk Experience, Tech

Innovation Coast held the second event in its Women in Technology series on July 20, which featured a panel discussion with three women who spent their careers in the field of Naval Aviation. 

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Minority-Owned Software Company Earns Inc. 5000 Ranking - Recognized as One of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the U.S.: Pay Sell Co., a Minority-owned software company based in Pensacola, Florida has earned the ranking of #484 on the prestigious Inc. 5000. Published anually by and Inc. Magazine, Inc. 5000 is a globally recognized list of the fastest growing private companies in the US. Read More »

Small business owners get new digital tools from Gulf Power: Gulf Power recognizes that small businesses make up the backbone of our community. They dream big, take risks and create value for their customers and their employees. As part of their effort to support business, Gulf Power developed a database of free resources and organizations located here in Northwest Florida that can help you succeed. Read More »

2016 Florida VentureTech Showcase: The showcase is a capital acceleration competition and business-networking event co-hosted by Space Florida and the Florida Venture Forum. The event will feature presentations by some of Florida's most promising growth-stage companies. Additionally, a cross section of investors will be in attendance.  Troy Knauss, instructor, with the Angel Resource Institute, will be the special guest speaker. Go To Link »

Delta, National Flight Academy Cultivate Students' Passion for Aviation: In partnership with Delta’s Community Affairs and Flight Operations departments, the National Flight Academy hosted students for a two week-long camp this August to teach them about aviation and inspire them to pursue challenging STEM-related course work - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Go To Link »

AppRiver once again honored by Inc.'s 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies: An Innovation Coast partner, AppRiver is the only Florida IT services firm to achieve 10 years in a row and only one of 12 nationwide. Read More »

Scientific American July 2016 Pensacola's IHMC featured in Scientific American: The Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC) is featured in the July issue of Scientific American magazine. The article by John Pavlus tackles the complex issues that the IHMC Robotics Team is working to overcome to create a true bipedal walking robot.  Go To Link »


IT Job Quest
August, 30 2016 4-7 PM
Global Business Solutions is hosting a cybersecurity and IT open house at their headquarters. Cyber training opportunities will be available. Read More »

Cyber Safety and Security Seminar
September 27, 2016 5-7 PM
Cyber security is the most urgent threat we face. It impacts every facet of our lives. Join us for a panel discussion with industry experts. Read More »

ITEN Wired Summit
October 12–14, 2016
The technology conference hosted by IT Gulf Coast and Florida West Economic Development Alliance comes back to Pensacola in October. Read More »

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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.