Gulf Coast Innovation Challenge incentivizes marine science innovation

Gulf Coast Innovation Challenge incentivizes marine science innovation

Monday, May 4, 2015

According to an article published in the Herald Tribune on April 30, Gulf Coast Community Foundation received ideas from 34 companies, research institutions, and charitable organizations on ways to innovate marine sciences along Florida's southwest coast. The ideas were submitted to the Gulf Coast Innovation Challenge, an incentive-grant challenge Gulf Coast Community Foundation designed to jump-start marine enterprises and diversify the economy while creating jobs and protecting the environment.

Competing teams will complete a full application and up to five finalists will receive up to $25,000 to pilot their idea. A grand prize winner will be announced in November and earn up to $375,000 to fully develop their concept. Go here to learn more about the Gulf Coast Innovation Challenge and to see the gallery of competing teams.

To learn more about our local economy, go to the Economy and Workforce section of Gulf Coast Community Indicators.