Foundation for Community Driven Innovation

Making the Future


The strength of FCDI’s mission emanates at its roots from the community in which it serves and include our wonderful associates and collaborative partners.

Advancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is a critical focus for Lockheed Martin. We know firsthand the importance of educating our young people in these areas. Our future success and our nation’s technological advantage depend on a constant supply of highly trained, highly capable technical talent. We believe strongly that advancing STEM education requires collaboration among industry, educators, policy makers and families. 

BB&T and SunTrust formed Truist with a shared purpose—to inspire and build better lives and communities. With our combined resources, collective passion, and commitment to innovation, we’re creating a better financial experience to help people and businesses achieve more.

Our co-hosts for Tampa Bay’s annual FIRST Robotics Competition live kick-off, and a generous supporter of many of our programs, SOFWERX was created under a Partnership Intermediary Agreement between Doolittle Institute and the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). 

Soaring City !P is an inclusive 501(c)3 non-profit innovation ecosystem developer and institute offering services and resources to entrepreneurs, artists, and community builders through a neighborhood and network of virtual and physical community spaces, places, and programs.

The Eureka! Factory is a team of consultants, makerspace designers, event producers and program planners that are selected, organized, and coordinated by the company according to client needs and the specific details of each project. Eureka! Factory has brought empowered learning and living events and programs to thousands throughout Tampa Bay area since 2013.

PLuGHiTz Live, our live coverage partner for our events and programs, is a multimedia company covering the worlds of gadgets, gaming, Internet and media. Via multiple platforms including The UpStream, F5 Live: Refreshing Technology and the Piltch Point podcasts, people can keep up-to-date with everything technology related.

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