What is IA?

The Innovation Academy (IA) at UF is a groundbreaking living/ learning community that pulls unique students from more than 30 majors into a spring-summer cohort filled with energy, collisions that become ideas, and one common minor: Innovation. The Innovation Academy allows students to attend classes during the spring and summer semesters, and in turn pursue other exciting adventures, such as study abroad programs and internship opportunities, in the fall semester.

The Innovation Academy is one of the nation’s most forward-looking undergraduate programs – at one of its most dynamic research universities. IA gives motivated students a small-college experience focused on innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, ethics and leadership on a unique spring-summer schedule. IA enrolls and supports academically talented students focused on developing knowledge to grow new business opportunities, services, and products through curricular and co-curricular experiences.

Student Testimonials