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

  • August 21 @ 6:30 pm

    Chasing Ice Movie Screening and Panel Discussion


  • August 23 @ 6:00 pm

    Dali Talks: Clyde Butcher, Audubon Society & Conservation

    Dali Talks: Clyde Butcher, Audubon Society & Conservation The Dali Museum and the Tampa Bay History Center team up for… Read more »

  • August 23 @ 6:30 pm

    SciCafe – Visions of Conservation

    The Dali Museum and the Tampa Bay History Center team up for a panel discussion about the intersection of our… Read more »

  • September 18 @ 4:00 pm

    Postponed – Lab Girl: Dr. Hope Jahren

    The event with Dr. Hope Jahren has been postponed.  No new date published yet.  We will post here when it… Read more »

  • September 20

    Grand Opening of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Research and Education Building

    Save the date.  Details coming.

  • September 27 @ 8:00 am

    Housing as Home: A Pathway to Health Equity

    Housing is a critically important issue in Pinellas County. It is an aspect of our community with some of the… Read more »

  • September 27 @ 7:30 pm

    The Future of Work: How Jobs and America are Changing

    When you think about what’s next in your career, you might turn to LinkedIn to see what job openings are… Read more »

  • October 9 @ 5:30 pm

    Business and the Economy, Explained

    Since the U.S. recovery from the Great Recession, it is apparent that some of our core premises about the American… Read more »

  • October 10 @ 5:00 pm

    State of Science in St. Petersburg

    Save the Date for this special event hosted by the St. Pete Innovation District. Come hear researchers in the fields… Read more »

  • 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 »

  • 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