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

  • June 2 @ 2:00 pm

    What is the future of coral reefs around the world… and specifically Florida?

    Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute’s Coral Research group is excited to present Chasing Coral, a Netflix original documentary chronicling… Read more »

  • June 8 @ 4:00 pm

    World Oceans Day at Marine Exploration Center

    A Street Festival and Celebration of Our Waters in and Around Tampa Bay.  A Family Fun Evening with FREE Admission… Read more »

  • June 13 @ 6:30 pm

    IGNITE Tampa Bay

    Ignite is an internationally syndicated presentation series with a unique twist: 20 speakers fire off 20 slides in just 5 minutes each,… Read more »

  • June 14 @ 7:30 pm

    Political Thrillers, Fact and Fiction: Jake Tapper

    Jake Tapper is an author, anchor and chief Washington correspondent for CNN. During this community conversation hosted by the Poynter… Read more »

  • June 15 @ 7:00 pm

    Membership Reception: Clyde Butcher – Visions of Dali’s Spain

    Members are invited to an exclusive preview and evening reception to celebrate the opening of Clyde Butcher: Visions of Dali’s Spain…. Read more »

  • July 24 @ 11:30 am

    Speakers Who Inspire – Richard Rothstein

    Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and a Senior Fellow Emeritus of the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP… Read more »

  • September 26 @ 7:00 pm

    Future of Work – Poynter

    FUTURE OF WORK Allen Blue, co-founder and VP of product management at LinkedIn Hari Sreenevasan, anchor, PBS NewsHour Weekend and… 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 »

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