Innovation Coast is a group of tech-focused companies and organizations working together to cultivate an innovative and creative business environment in Northwest Florida.


A strong community of technology organizations and people allows knowledge, skills, and resources to be more easily shared. Innovation Coast enables companies, whether start-ups, high-growth, or established, to realize more opportunities, attract investment, and expand.


Innovation Coast is a link to careers with technology and knowledge-based companies on the Gulf Coast, recruiting talent for member companies and working to attract the critically needed workforce for the sector. See the directory of talent recruiters and our career portal.


Innovation Coast encourages and provides support programs for technology sector start-ups and entrepreneurs with mentoring, venture capital, guidance, and partnering opportunities.


Innovation Coast is forging strong relationships with area institutions of higher learning, helping ensure schools are meeting real-world needs. Technology sector skillsets evolve rapidly and we want our graduates to meet the challenge.


IMS ExpertServices Welcomes New Team Members: IMS ExpertServices, based in Pensacola, Florida, has hired eight new employees. Shawn Bernard, Julie Goldberg, Sam Wein, Jessica Patrick, Meghan Sorrell, Erica Evans, and Cassie Powell joined the IMS ExpertServices team. Read More »

Dr. Donovan Chau Dr. Donovan Chau selected to lead Innovation Coast: Innovation Coast, an alliance of technology and knowledge-based companies based in Pensacola, Florida, has named Dr. Donovan Chau its new executive director. Read More »

STEM internship program for K-12 teachers: Florida Governor Rick Scott visited Pensacola, Florida, to promote a proposal that would allocate $1 million to establish a program for K-12 teachers to enroll in paid summer internships in STEM fields. Go To Link »

IHMC expansion back on track: The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition is moving forward with an $8 million expansion in Downtown Pensacola. Read More »

AppRiver Releases 2014 Year-end Global Security Report: Appriver examines the year’s biggest cybersecurity threats and discusses President Obama’s Personal Data Notification and Protection Act Read More »

Florida’s Gulf Coast named tops for travel in 2015: Fodor’s Travel has named the Florida Panhandle as number 6 on its Top 25 Go List for 2015. Read More »