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 and knowledge-based companies, professionals, and investment opportunities.

High-tech project aims to help elderly stay at home

Studies suggest the elderly would prefer saying at home, and a "smart home" system being developed by UWF and partners may help make that happen.

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UWF students aim to save honey bees with high-tech hives

Honey bee populations worldwide have been dying from multiple and sometimes mysterious causes. But an award-winning, high-tech research project at the University of West Florida may help save some of them.

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ITen Wired, Innovation Coast interviewed on Business Radio: Listen to a Pensacola Business Radio 10.07.15 – ITen Wired Exclusive with guests: Jim Rhodes, App River; Jim Nitterauer, App River; Kelley Reeser, Florida West; Dr. Donovan C. Chau / Innovation Coast; and Dr. Dave Dawson, UWF Innovation Institute. Read More »

PSC creates cybersecurity website for community: Pensacola State College has created a Cybersecurity Center website as a resource for students, businesses and the general public. Read More »

Jerry Pratt, Ph.D. Research Scientist, IHMC, inducted into Florida Inventors Hall of Fame: Dr. Jerry Pratt has been inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, where he is honored alongside history-changers such as Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and William Glenn. Read More »

"Careers in Technology" event showcases local opportunity: Students, entrepreneurs and local officials will converge Oct. 1 at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition for “Careers in Technology.” Read More »

UWF Innovation Institute hosts programming classes for kids: University of West Florida Innovation Institute is hosting a CoderDojo programming class for kids, ages 7-17, where they will learn how to code and develop apps, websites, games and more. Read More »

UWF Center for Cybersecurity scholarships promote degree pathways: Scholarships to 33 undergraduate students support their progress toward Cybersecurity degree completion. Read More »


Gulf Power Symposium—Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Oct. 11 - 13, 2015
The Gulf Power Economic Symposium invites individuals and businesses to “Think Big” in an effort to enhance Florida as a desired place to live, work, and play.

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ITEN Wired Summit
October 22 & 23, 2015
Master today’s technology and prepare for tomorrow’s as the ITEN Wired Summit comes back to Pensacola in October. Read More »

EntreCon - Downtown Pensacola
Nov. 5 - 6, 2015
The convention for entrepreneurs will include Eric Schurenberg, president and editor-in-chief of Inc. magazine. 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.