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 20 @ 10:00 am

    St. Petersburg Science Festival

    A free festival to have fun learning science! Look at cool stuff under microscopes, participate in hands on experiments, and… Read more »

  • October 21 @ 10:00 am


    Annual free open house of the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI). This award-winning event is an opportunity for you… Read more »

  • October 23 @ 3:00 pm

    Hogarth Research Vessel Homecoming

    Join us as we celebrate the homecoming of Florida Institute of Oceanography’s state-of-the-art Research Vessel, the W.T. Hogarth to Bayboro… Read more »

  • October 25 @ 8:30 am

    Florida Marine Science Symposium

    Aiming to become Florida’s Premier Marine Research Conference, the inaugural Florida Marine Science Symposium will feature expert presentations on the… Read more »

  • November 4

    Poynter’s Bowtie Ball

    The Bowtie Ball: Honoring Judy Woodruff The Poynter Institute will be offering its annual Bow Tie Ball on Nov. 4,… Read more »

  • November 12 @ 10:00 am

    Festival of Reading

    2017 Festival of Reading Presented and Produced by the Tampa Bay Times. A favorite event for readers of all ages…. Read more »

  • November 15

    Et Cultura

    This multi-day culturally immersive event is on a mission to spotlight the creative and innovation culture coursing through our streets… Read more »

  • November 18

    St Pete Run Fest

    St. Pete Run Fest benefiting Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital St. Pete Run Fest, launching for the first time in 2017, is… Read more »

  • January 9, 2018

    Florida Coastal Mapping Program

    The State of Florida has one of the most valuable coastal zones in the nation (over $30 billion in revenue… Read more »

  • February 21, 2018

    St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs

    The St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs is a cooperative venture of a group of civic-minded St. Petersburg residents and… Read more »

  • March 9, 2018

    Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg

    Firestone Grand Prix Amazing technology, innovative design, and speed!  Fun weekend for kids of all ages.

District Innovators