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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Mock startup gets attention, but serves purpose

Think delivering a message these days means email, text, Twitter or cellphone? Maybe you would prefer a personalized pack of sky-blue carrier pigeons, trained and waiting to deliver your message? The Pigeon, a practice business startup by several Pensacola business partners, promised just that and went viral. 

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Venture In roundtable offers business advice to aspiring entrepreneurs

More than 50 would-be entrepreneurs gathered at the University of West Florida Conference Center on Thursday, Nov. 12, to learn more about how to start and grow a small business. VentureIN Northwest Florida was aimed at connecting “veterans, women and minorities with entrepreneurial opportunities in high-tech,” but welcomed all interested business people.

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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 »

University of West Florida launches mechanical engineering program: New UWF program is a direct response to the increased workforce demand for mechanical engineers in Northwest Florida Read More »

ITen Wired, Innovation Coast interviewed on Business Radio: Pensacola Business Radio 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 »


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.