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. These have included Dr. Richard Spinrad - Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere & NOAA Administrator, and Ms. Heidi Shyu - Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.
During these visits, the Innovation District discussed the Hub vision and why this creative approach to shared space is a game-changer for small businesses in the maritime and national security sectors. The tenants also had the opportunity to demonstrate their technology and talk about the untapped potential they see in the Tampa Bay region.
[from the Innovation District May 2022 Newsletter]
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 future tenants of the Innovation District's Maritime Defense and Technology Hub were introduced to the community during a soft opening on December 15.