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

  • September 20

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

  • September 26 @ 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 »

  • 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 @ 9:00 am

    Creative Thinking and Problem Solving

    You’ve heard about the Innovation Lab at The Dali.  Now is your chance (or someone on your team) to participate… 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

    The Innovation District is the professional home to hundreds of scientists and doctors.  These individuals are leaders in their fields… Read more »

  • October 11 @ 6:30 pm

    500 Women Scientists St Pete Pod

    Thursday 10/11, 6:30pm 500 Women Scientists St Pete Pod will meet at Rising Tides Innovation Center, 433 Central Ave, 4th Floor, St…. 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 »

  • 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 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