Innovate Orlando

The Innovate Series highlights and celebrates innovators and innovation enablers in every industry in cities around the world. Published as an AR-enabled coffee-table book and as an e-book, each Innovate book is also featured story by story online, elevating the companies and organizations who are doing the most to change the world as we know it.

Innovate Orlando focuses on the city as a place of the future. From multinational corporations to startups, from universities to nonprofit tech associations, Innovate Orlando celebrates not just the innovators and innovation enablers themselves, but also the robust entrepreneurial network each of them contributes to.

Through thoughtfully designed two-page spreads, companies and organizations tell their stories, both in an elevator pitch and in a more narrative form, a combination that often reveals the strong and intricate threads that bind Orlando’s web of innovators. In Innovate Orlando’s Thought Leader chapter, new meaning is given to the phrase “genius loci” as area experts offer their hard-earned insights and advice into doing business in Orlando.

It’s not too late to nominate your organization or other innovators for inclusion in Innovate Orlando. Should you be chosen, there is no cost to participate, though we urge our innovators to purchase Innovate Orlando in order to showcase their achievements in their offices, among stakeholders, and beyond.

Join the ranks of the city’s well-known entities—Space Florida, Lockheed Martin, Florida Polytechnic University, University of Central Florida, and more—and also its up-and-comers—Mini Materials, Amazing Explorers Academy, Vohesu, and others—in this latest, stunning edition of the Innovate Series.

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Become part of the innovation ecosystem by nominating the
innovators and companies that deserve to be featured.

The experts, thought leaders and academics with the ideas

The innovators, the entrepreneurs, and the startups

The supporters, funders, and enablers of innovation for the ecosystem

Karen Connors - Innovate Orlando Publishing Partner

Ms. Connors has over 25 years of Project/Program Management experience ranging from private industry to state and federal government. Specialties include military simulation and training systems, life cycle support, logistics, process engineering, and technical team management.

With a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from UCF, she has the education and experience to run projects of all scopes and sizes. She has been a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2005, has taught Project Management courses at Seminole Corporate College as an adjunct professor, and has a diverse background in leadership roles at several professional and charitable organizations.

In 2011, she started her own consulting business (Quality Project Control) providing services in business development, project/program management, proposal writing/management and process improvement.

Partnership Opportunities

Global Village World is accepting applications for joint venture partners, consultants, and ambassadors that have a passion for their city and want to partner with us in mapping out and promoting their local innovation ecosystem to the world.