Kudos to St. Petersburg College (SPC) for their recent win of a grant to bolster STEM workforces in technology innovation sectors. Awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), this grant is intended to strengthen training programs and apprenticeship opportunities to ensure that individuals can build careers in STEM fields in their own communities.
Predicting the path and intensity of a hurricane is a complex science that employs not just satellite imagery, but also state-of-the-art drones that can dive, sail and fly straight into the heart of the most powerful storms (Wall Street Journal). St. Petersburg plays a role in this important work as a regional base for Saildrone at the Maritime and Defense Technology Hub.
PVM, a digital services company based in the Innovation District and founded by Pat Mack, a St. Pete native, has partnered with the City of St. Petersburg to improve the city's open data portal - StPeteStat.
Hub tenants SummitET and The Darkstar Group have been recognized as fastest-growing private companies in America as part of Inc. 5000 2023. Both SummitET and The Darkstar Group share a common thread of innovation, resilience, and a forward-thinking approaches.
The Dali's "Dali Alive 360" - the geodesic dome on the waterfront side of the museum - opens this week.
At the Hub's July Tech X-change attendees heard from Airbox Systems / Gates Defense about their comprehensive suite of situational awareness tools.
Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®), a tenant of the Innovation District's Hub, has launched a new preparedness video podcast befittingly entitled “Bridging the Gap”, in which subject matter experts (SMEs) discuss the challenges that the preparedness and response community (e.g., first responders) face before, during, and after crises. Its fascinating to learn from the experts about these important topics.
The Tampa Bay Innovation Center recently hosted the region's first climate tech-focused program designed for early-stage tech ventures.
SOFWOLF team will blend real-life situations, time with experts, and intensive training into an impactful, unique training experience.
From space to the ocean and everything in between.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blue Ring Imaging, a Hub tenant, showcased its latest underwater 3D visualization.
Three Saildrones made their way into Tampa Bay and back to the Maritime and Defense Technology Hub (in the Port of St. Pete).
The Hub and its 17 tenant organizations have had the privilege over the last three months to welcome several current and past Federal Government leaders to the building.
The future tenants of the Innovation District's Maritime Defense and Technology Hub were introduced to the community during a soft opening on December 15.
Duke Energy is finalizing a new state-of-the-art substation in the St. Pete Innovation District. This unique facility is changing not only the look of a traditional substation but increasing safety and performance. Watch the video above to learn more.
After months of planning and negotiations, a five-year license agreement has officially been approved between the city and the St. Pete Innovation District to bring a much-anticipated Maritime and Defense Technology Hub.
"We are thrilled to relocate our corporate headquarters to St. Petersburg, Florida, as we believe the Tampa Bay region's talent, innovative spirit, and quality of life will accelerate our growth initiatives," stated Cathie Wood, ARK's Founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer in their recent press release.
The co-working entrepreneurial center, Tampa Bay Innovation Center (TBIC) recently announced its fourth cohort of the TBIC Accelerator Program.
A city-owned building at 450 8th Avenue Southeast in St. Pete will soon become a hub for marine science, defense, and technology companies (From the July 2021 SPID newsletter).
“One of my dreams, and COVID proved it, is that internet is a utility like water, that everybody should have,” said Alison Barlow, executive director of the St. Petersburg Innovation District and co-lead of the Digital Inclusion Working Group (From the June 2021 SPID Newsletter).
The St. Pete Innovation District (SPID) is excited to be the location of the new, soon to-be-built home for the Tampa Bay Innovation Center (TBIC). (From the May 2021 SPID newsletter)
It has been stated many times that Tampa Bay area could be the next major tech hub and with CodeBoxx opening a new facility inside the Thrive DTSP building on 4th Street North in St. Pete on May 19 we are on the way. (From the May 2021 SPID newsletter)
On May 12, the Federal government launched the Broadband Emergency Benefit program to help individuals and families who are grappling with the digital inclusion gap. (From the May 2021 SPID newsletter)
The Innovation District is a test bed for smart city technology. Over the last two years the District along with national and local partners has begun four proof of concept projects: smart lighting, Guardians of the Gulf (STEAM education), smart intersection, and digital inclusion. (From the March 2021 SPID newsletter)
The St. Petersburg Innovation District is a test bed for smart city technology
Tampa Bay Innovation Center (TBIC) was selected as a finalist for Powderkeg's 2020 National Tech Culture Awards.
TBIC announced their Innovation Accelerator Winter 2021 Cohort of five startups.
The St. Petersburg Science Festival is looking for scientists, technologists, researchers, etc. to feature in a year-round Scientists in the Sun online campaign.
Join us on March 3, 2021 to learn about the District's smart city projects and our progress so far.
The 3rd Annual State of Science featured local innovators (and a national artist) who shared their work that is often at the intersection of science, technology and art.
The Innovation District hosted a special event on September 24, 2019 to showcase these individuals and their stories. There was a series of eight fast-paced, brief presentations.
Blockchain breakdown: Special guest Sean Stein Smith talks blockchain, cryptocurrency and the intersection of financial industries.
Forensic Science or Fauxrensic Science? Alison and guests talk about another hidden science gem in Tampa Bay, DNA analysis, and myth busting CSI.
Program creates access to ultra-fast network, allowing city to incorporate new technology that residents and visitors can benefit from
What is a “Smart City?” How can technology help St. Petersburg and other communities address challenges like transportation, water, safety, and education?
Local professors talk innovations in STEM education, inspiration and bringing Magic School bus to life through VR
State of Science Celebrates 5 Years
Casey Sapp of Blue Ring Imaging, a HUB tenant, recently received the first patent granted for Mixed Reality teleoperations and multi-view visualization on unmanned vehicles.
Kudos to SOFWOLF for completing another year of their successful summer STEM program.
Three Saildrones made their way into Tampa Bay and back to the Maritime and Defense Technology Hub.