Carol Ann Dykes-Logue
UCF Innovation Districts
TitleDirector, Programs & Operations, Innovation Districts & Incubation Program
FPC PositionNon-Voting Board Member
Ms. Carol Ann Dykes Logue serves Director of Programs & Operations for the University of Central Florida’s Innovation Districts and Business Incubation Program. The current Districts are anchored in Downtown Orlando, Lake Nona and the Central Florida Research Park/Space Coast areas around UCF campuses, UCF incubators, and growing or emerging clusters of technology and industry that are key drivers of Metro Orlando’s economy. Partnerships, programming and support services are all focused on increasing the success of the innovative, entrepreneurial companies in the Districts that are creating jobs and economic value in the community. In addition to four technology cluster focused incubators in the Innovation Districts, UCF operates four mixed-use incubators in Volusia County, Winter Springs, East Orlando and Kissimmee.
Prior to her current role, Carol Ann managed the UCF Business Incubator in the Central Florida Research Park which serves companies in key clusters such as defense, photonics, advanced materials, cyber security and energy.
Prior to joining UCF, she was a member of the University of Florida faculty in the College of Engineering where she served as Associate Director of the Southern Technology Applications Center supporting companies, federal laboratories and universities across nine southeastern states in their strategic business and technology commercialization activities.
Previously, she served as Vice President of Information Services for Technology Strategic Planning Inc. in Stuart, FL, providing global competitive technology analysis for Fortune 50 clients and as an Information Specialist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.
Carol Ann currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Central Florida STEM Education Council. She represents UCF on the Orlando Tech Council and serves on the boards of the National Defense Industrial Alliance Central Florida chapter, VRAR Association of Central Florida, Florida Photonics Cluster, Athena Orlando Powerlink, and i4 Business magazine.
She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas Fayetteville and Louisiana State University.