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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UWF President Martha D. Saunders and Dr. Leonard ReinsfelderNSA Partners with UWF to Accelerate Cybersecurity Degrees

The University of West Florida and the National Security Agency announce a partnership to enhance cybersecurity workforce development and create accelerated pathways toward completion of an undergraduate cybersecurity degree program. The agreement allows students who complete the Joint Cyber Analysis Course to earn undergraduate credit hours at UWF.

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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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VetCV announces the launch of their newest web application designed to provide Veterans with a secure online home.: VetCV is a powerful tool that helps plan and manage a Veteran’s successful transition and integration to civilian life. Read More »

IRIS IRIS announces new CEO: IRIS has named Chris Belmont, former senior vice president and chief information officer of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, as its interim CEO. Belmont also previously served as chief information officer and senior vice president of Ochsner Health System in Louisiana. The company also plans to relocate to new headquarters in downtown Pensacola. Go To Link » 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 »


The Impact of Cyber Threats on You and Your Business
Thursday, September 13, 2018
A discussion about cyber threats and emerging trends — and how you can protect yourself, your family and your business. This interactive seminar will include speakers from the bank as well as local Pensacola influencers. Read More »

November 14-15, 2018
EntreCon 2018 will focus on Entrepreneurship and Continued Learning. With themes of Starting a Business, Growing a Business, Building Leadership Muscle and Employee Development. Read More »

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.