In one of the Southeast United States’ most dynamic waterfront downtowns, the St. Pete Innovation District is the professional home to thousands of scientists, doctors, educators and entrepreneurs working together to make life better.

From the impact of oil spills on marine life to finding a cure for childhood diabetes, researchers in the St. Pete Innovation District tackle tough questions alongside colleagues in a regional marine research hub, two hospitals, a university, a world-renowned media school, a business incubator and several other public and private research organizations.

All this activity takes place in a walkable, bike-friendly district that offers countless waterfront views, a working port and an executive airport in a lively urban setting.

Upcoming Events

  • October 19

    St Pete Science Festival / Marine Quest

    8th Annual St. Petersburg Science Festival, a regional celebration where families and the public can explore the wonders of hands-on… Read more »

  • October 25 @ 5:30 pm

    Social Venture Partners Tampa Bay – Social Innovation Fast Pitch

    AN YOU CHANGE THE WORLD IN 3 MINUTES? The Social Innovation Fast Pitch is a business pitch competition that supports nonprofits and… Read more »

  • October 30

    Initiative on Coastal Adaptation and Resilience (iCAR) Conference

    Initiative on Coastal Adaptation and Resilience (iCAR), USF St. Petersburg, and  the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council ONE BAY Resilient Communities Working… Read more »

  • November 1 @ 4:30 pm

    Quarterly Tour of the Innovation District

    Join us to learn more about the innovative work of the District. Our Trolley Tour will begin at Lot C… Read more »

  • November 8 @ 12:00 pm

    Sixth Annual ELI-Stetson Wetlands Workshop

    Registration is now open for the Sixth Annual ELI-Stetson Wetlands Workshop, which will be hosted on our Gulfport campus on Thursday,… Read more »

  • November 12

    Cephalopod International Advisory Council Conference

    Visit the conference website for details.

  • November 29 @ 5:30 pm

    Midterm Election Results: What Happened and Why?

    The nation has just voted in the midterm elections. The ballots are in and the winners declared. Now, let’s take… Read more »

  • December 8 @ 6:00 pm

    The 2018 Bowtie Ball Honoring Lester Holt

    Poynter’s annual Bowtie Ball celebrates significant contributions to journalism and the essential role of a free press in democracy. It’s… Read more »

  • January 23, 2019

    Synapse Innovation Summit

District Innovators