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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National Flight Academy uses technology to spur STEM learning

The National Flight Academy, a state-of-the-art educational institution located at Naval Air Station Pensacola, is using technology to get students ready for futures in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math. 

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Innovation Coast holds first Women in Technology Lecture

Innovation Coast kicked off its Women in Technology lecture series April 28 with a presentation from Dr. Dawn Kernagis, a research scientist at the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition at the National Flight Academy. Kernagis specializes in human performance optimization and risk mitigation for operators in extreme environments, such as undersea divers, aviators and astronauts.

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Coupons Calling: Innovation Coast board member Peter Nowak is featured in Florida Trend with his latest venture, 1&Done, a text marketing system. 1&Done directs smartphone users to e-coupons. Coupons are delivered on-demand and only once over mobile phones. Read More »

AppRiver Announces New Secure Electronic Signature Solution for Businesses: Innovation Coast partner, AppRiver, LLC, a leading provider of email messaging and Web security solutions, today announced the addition of a secure e-signature solution to its CipherPost Pro™ email encryption platform. Read More »

UWF recognized for excellence in cybersecurity education: The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated the University of West Florida as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. A ceremony recognizing this national CAE-CDE designation will be held at the Eighth Annual National Cyber Summit in Huntsville, Alabama. Read More »

In Weekly 2016 Power List Innovation Coast organizations, members make 2016 Power List: When it comes to Pensacola’s most influential, Innovation Coast has cornered the market. Several member organizations had their leadership listed on the InWeekly 2016 Power List, which ranks the most influential people in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Read More »

Innovation Coast welcomes diverse new members: Southern Light, Cyber Safe Workforce LLC, and the National Flight Academy have all joined Innovation Coast in our mission to build a strong Northwest Florida tech and knowledge community, and to attract new business and talent to our area. Read More »

Space Florida development proposed for Downtown Pensacola: Space Florida is developing a new project in Downtown Pensacola's Technology Park with the intent to stimulate high-tech economic activity that will help position Florida to take advantage of the growth of aerospace and cybersecurity that is happening in the Gulf states area. 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.