The Innovation Academy has many recurring traditional events for students, families, and prospective students which are exclusive to IA. 

Discover IA

Come to UF and visit the Innovation Academy during one of our Discover IA information sessions offered during the spring semester! Prospective students and their families will learn about the IA program and its exciting benefits and opportunities… Read More

Launch Into IA

 Launch Into IA is the spring convocation for IA students and takes place at the beginning of January. The event kicks off the academic year by bringing all of the incoming IA students together to welcome them to the university. Launch Into IA is the first time the entire IA cohort… Read More


Catalyst is the culminating event for the Creativity Practicum. Innovation Academy students present and display a prototype of a product, service, or model developed in a team environment… Read More

Speakers Series 

 Innovation Academy students have access to special guest lectures from business leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and more. Read More

Lunch with Dr. C

 Every few months, a select group of IA students who register can attend lunch with IA Director Dr. Jeff Citty. This lunch is an opportunity to learn a little about IA’s Director, find out what is up and coming for the IA program, offer feedback on your IA experience, and grab a tasty lunch! Read More


 The culminating event for any IA student, Summit celebrates students’ successful completion of the Innovation minor and their graduation from the University of Florida. In addition to the traditional UF college graduation event, IA hosts a special event to recognize our students for their hard work and dedication. Check back soon for more information. Read More