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.

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Upcoming Events

  • October 18 @ 5:30 pm

    TechTalk: From the Production Floor to Artistic Experience

    Join us at The Dalí as Scott Gebicke, Head of Global Energy at Jabil, discusses innovations in Artificial Intelligence (AI),… Read more »

  • October 19 @ 10:00 am

    St Pete Science Festival & Marine Quest

    Science in the Sun – October 19: 10am-4pm Planning is underway for the 9th Annual St. Petersburg Science Festival, a… Read more »

  • October 19 @ 10:00 am

    Old Southeast Artist Enclave Walk

    Visit Old Southeast for an artists’ studio tour and get a peek at where the artistic magic happens! The members… Read more »

  • October 22 @ 6:00 pm

    SciCafe (moved to 11/19)

    Details coming!

  • October 23 @ 7:00 pm

    Nerd Night: Like a Ted Talk with Beer

    Check out this fun and informative event. RSVP:

  • October 29

    Initiative on Coastal Adaptation and Resilience (iCAR) Conference 2019

    SAVE THE DATE! October 29 and 30, 2019 USF St Petersburg Campus Details will be published at the end of… Read more »

  • November 2 @ 5:30 pm

    The Poynter Institute’s Bowtie Ball

    Poynter Institute’s Bowtie Ball is a celebration of journalism.  The 2019 gala will take place on Saturday, November 2 at… Read more »

  • November 19 @ 8:00 am

    SciCafe (moved from 10/22)

    Details coming!  This event was originally scheduled on 10/22 and has been rescheduled for 11/19.

  • February 20, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

    Social Venture Partners – Fast Pitch Application Deadline

    Nonprofits in our community continue to have a need to develop diverse revenue streams while strengthening their abilities to grow,… Read more »

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