Ideas can take months, even years to move from a nascent concept into a tangible outcome. Some ideas die in this forming stage. Others make it through after hours spent designing the solution, securing funding, soliciting partners, and otherwise proving that the concept is worthy of moving forward. In the Innovation District, where ideas are our currency, this is a typical scenario that we go through daily. It takes patience – and then more patience!!!
Eventually an idea takes shape and the outcome we had hoped for becomes real. For those that have been working behind the sciences to mold and refine the idea, it is a relief. For those that see the result for the first time, it is a chance to marvel at the magic that makes St. Pete special.
The Innovation District has had many celebrations over the first few months of 2022. Its been a whirlwind. Kudos to the teams behind the scenes and their enthusiastic supporters that made the following possible:
There are more projects coming. They are in the forming stage. We hope they will be successful, but we will have to wait and see. In the meantime, I am working on being more patient.
[from the Innovation District May 2022 Newsletter]
Last week St. Pete Innovation District hosted its 6th State of Science and Innovation. This event highlights innovators who are doing creative, thought-provoking, and impactful work. This is always a favorite event of the year and once again the event didn't disappoint.
The Girl Scouts of West Central Florida name Alison Barlow - Executive Director of the St. Petersburg Innovation District - as one of their 2024 Woman of Distinction.
For entrepreneurs, this network of support organizations can be challenging to navigate. The hope is that this map helps direct entrepreneurs to the best possible resources.