INNOV8+ FUSION GALA 2020 would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous STEM education support in our community:

  • Leidos
  • MAG Aerospace
  • Beast Code
  • Okaloosa Gas District
  • Leonardo DRS
  • Cox
  • Northwest Florida State College
  • MicroSystems, Inc.
  • Carr Riggs & Ingram
  • TPP
  • CTAP
  • ActiGraph
  • StepOne Automotive Group

Innov8+ benefits

Innov8+ fuses student learning and professional experience, creating a pathway between the classroom and practical application.

Innov8+ is a coalition of educational organizations from Northwest Florida who share the common goal of inspiring our future generations to aggressively pursue solutions to tomorrow’s problems.

Innov8+ steering committee includes the Air Force Research Laboratory, Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast, Doolittle Institute, Emerald Coast Robotics Alliance, Emerald Coast Science Center, HSU Educational Foundation, and Okaloosa County School District Career and Technical Education.

The HSU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is the fiduciary for Innov8+.

INNOV8+ Steering Committee

The INNOV8+ steering committee includes representatives from:

Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast

Doolittle Institute

Emerald Coast Robotics Association

Emerald Coast Science Center

HSU Educational Foundation

Okaloosa County School District CTE

INNOV8+ Hurricane Relief Project

Through a series of RISE events, INNOV8+ will bring together students and their families for free innovative, S.T.E.M. – focused educational activities, demos, food and fun centered around inspiring hope and providing support for education in the region.

The INNOV8+ Hurricane Relief Project seeks to raise funds and help Rebuild Infrastructure for STEM Education (RISE) in the communities devastated by Hurricane Michael.

The First RISE Event Was A Success!

 Click to watch news coverage about our first RISE event.

Click to watch news coverage about our first RISE event.

 Click to watch news coverage about our first RISE event.

Click to watch news coverage about our first RISE event.

Generous Sponsors

Hsu Foundation


Doolittle Institute

Okaloosa County

Okaloosa Airports

Okaloosa District Schools

Team Eglin

Gulf Coast State College

Bay District Schools

Northwest Florida State College

Vertex Aerospace

Coca-Cola Company

Hub City Smokehouse

Waffle House

Upcoming RISE Events

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It may take years to clear the rubble left by Hurricane Michael
and fully rebuild the region.

Our young people don’t have years to wait.

Donate today to Rebuild the Infrastructure of STEM Education (RISE) and help prepare the next generation for careers in high demand that will best transform the region and our nation!