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January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023

It is daring to declare 2023 as the year of transformation for the St. Petersburg Innovation District. Especially since we reached new heights in 2022 that we had not even considered when the District began six years ago.

January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023

At the 5th annual State of Science and Innovation, five innovators from St. Pete were give only six minutes to share the work they are doing. Kudos to all of them - they did an amazing job!

January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023

Curious what can happen when the USF College of Nursing and the St. Pete Innovation District work together? Listen to this 15 minute podcast conversation between Dean Usha Menon and Alison Barlow.

January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023

The Maritime and Defense Technology Hub is one year old! No matter which date you use to mark the milestone - lease, move-in, ribbon cutting - this is an achievement worth celebrating.

January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023

Mark your calendar! Next month - Saturday, February 18 - is the St. Pete Science Festival in conjunction with MarineQuest. Kids and adults will have opportunity to explore science and technology first hand with over 40 exhibits from NOAA, USF, Firestone Grand Prix, and more.

January 11, 2023
January 22, 2023

The St. Petersburg Innovation District hosted our 5th annual State of Science and Innovation to showcase local innovators and their stories.

December 1, 2022
December 6, 2022

When I joined the Innovation District I was amazed at how many world renowned thought-leaders worked in St. Petersburg, particularly within the District boundaries. They are the keynote speakers at conferences, authors who publish reports that guide innovations in their field, and chairs of national and international committees.

December 1, 2022
December 6, 2022

Over the last 10+ years a group of volunteers have donated their time over months to prepare for the St. Pete Science Festival. These volunteers are passionate about science and technology.

December 1, 2022
December 6, 2022

Is there a project, technology or service that you think is innovative in St. Pete? We would love to learn more and potentially feature it in our monthly newsletter.

December 1, 2022
December 6, 2022

There are shared spaces... and then there are shared communities. Spaces, while important, are will not yield results such as innovative products/services, new grant funding, or joint ventures unless you spend dedicated time building a community within the space.

November 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

Data is helping make sense of what happened during Hurricane Ian, being used by CDC to mitigate health risks, and can drive future economic opportunities from the ocean. You are using data in your life and/or work more than you ever have before.

November 1, 2022
November 29, 2022

While much of the Hurricane Ian recovery is focused on land, District partners at NOAA have been collecting data about what happened with the water, and assessing safety of the waterways.

November 1, 2022
November 29, 2022

The Tampa Bay region, led by the St. Pete Innovation District, is poised to be a leader in the growing New Blue Economy. This is a different approach than the traditional blue economy. The New Blue Economy is a knowledge-based economy - data and technology lead the way for deeper analysis of challenges and opportunities in the marine environment.

November 1, 2022
November 29, 2022

St. Petersburg native Pat Mack is quick to note he is not an epidemiologist; he is a self-described computer science nerd. His company PVM, however, utilizes its data evaluation expertise to help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reduce public health risks by improving its surveillance and outbreak response efforts.

October 3, 2022
October 4, 2022

The Maritime and Defense Technology HUB has been nominated for a Good Burger award under the category "NEW BIZ ON THE BLOCK."

October 3, 2022
October 4, 2022

The Junior Scientist Program, part of the St Pete Science Festival, is looking for committee members.

View of Bayboro Harbor on Thursday after Hurricane Ian
September 30, 2022
October 4, 2022

Members of the Innovation District have been critical in the lead up and recovery after Hurricane Ian. Their work has local, state-wide and even national impact.

September 29, 2022
November 29, 2022

"Extreme Water Levels During Hurricane Ian" describes the path of the Hurricane and the resulting record high and low water levels across the state.

August 5, 2022
August 5, 2022

Blue Ring Imaging, a Hub tenant, showcased its latest underwater 3D visualization.

June 30, 2022
July 21, 2022

District organizations are taking time to give back to the community, especially with youth. Thank you to everyone for your efforts to inspire the next generation of our STEAM workforce.

June 30, 2022
July 21, 2022

The NEW Blue Economy is “a knowledge-based economy, looking to the sea not just for extraction of material goods, but for data and information to address societal challenges and inspire their solutions.”

June 30, 2022
July 21, 2022

Three Saildrones made their way into Tampa Bay and back to the Maritime and Defense Technology Hub (in the Port of St. Pete).

May 26, 2022
June 9, 2022

The Innovation District has had many celebrations over the first few months of 2022. Its been a whirlwind.

May 26, 2022
June 9, 2022

Congratulations to Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg! On May 11th, the Pablo Valent, the 48th Sentinel-class fast response cutter, was commissioned into service.