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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CyberThon prepares Pensacola students for careers in tech

Pensacola's CyberThon 2016, held Jan. 22-24, pitted student teams against simulated cyberattacks over the course of the weekend-long event. “We want this event to be both disruptive and impactful in terms of the students’ thinking,” said Randy Ramos, president of the local Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. “CyberThon inspires the students.”

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Gulf Power brings state’s biggest solar array to Northwest Florida

Gulf Power recently announced the company will install more than 1.5 million solar panels at three Northwest Florida military installations – enough to power about 18,000 homes.

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Venture Hive Veterans Program opens Applications for its 2016 Accelerator Class: Venture Hive Fort Walton Beach is now accepting applications for its 2016 Venture Hive Veterans Program. The program connects highly qualified veteran, military dependent-led businesses or concepts northwest Florida with the support and training they need to scale their businesses to the next level. Read More »

IHMC Running Man serves as Mardi Gras Grand Marshal: Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition’s “Running Man” robot rolled through downtown the grand marshal of the Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade on Feb. 6.

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PSC adds new cybersecurity degree: This fall, Pensacola State College will offer a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity. Graduates of PSC’s four-year program earn 19 industry certifications that are sought by employers. Read More »

Innovation Coast Chair supports PSC cybersecurity program in Tallahassee: On Jan. 6, Innovation Coast Chair Jim McClellan spoke at the State Board of Education Meeting in Tallahassee in support of Pensacola State College's B.A.S. in Cybersecurity degree. Read More »

UWF CREO names new Haas Center director: The University of West Florida Center for Research and Economic Opportunity recently announced Zachary Jenkins as the new director of the Haas Center. Read More »

InterDigital’s Innovation Partners Expands Its Network With IHMC: Research and development agreements will focus on mobility, security, vehicle-to-vehicle networking, vehicle-to-infrastructure communications and multi-modal human machine interaction in the connected vehicle domain. Read More »


Join us for Innovation Coast’s Tech on Tap
February 17, 2016
Join Innovation Coast for networking and a brew at the Pensacola Bay Brewery, February 17, 5 to 7 p.m. Read More »

WSRE Public Square Speakers Series presents James McLurkin
Feb. 25, 7 p.m.
A leader in the field of robotics, James McLurkin is an assistant professor at Rice University in the Department of Computer Science. His research focuses on developing distributed algorithms for multi-robot systems. Read More »

Women in Technology: Speaker Series
April 28, 4 p.m.
Join Pensacola’s first Women in Technology group as we learn from IHMC’s Dr. Dawn Kernagis on human performance optimization and risk mitigation for operators in extreme environments. 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.