The term "innovation" is used to describe many things - a product, an idea, or even a place. I've tried over the years to find another word to use instead. Its an interesting challenge. Synonyms such as change, revolution, metamorphosis, novelty are suggested by the thesaurus. I'm sure you will agree that none fit quite right. Hence why I think the term innovation is overused.
Instead for variety (and clarity) I resort to describing what goes into "innovation" such as creativity, unique ideas and even in the technology world - insights gained from combinations of data. It is also worth remembering that even the most creative idea or clever method won't be successful without hard work. We are fortunate to have all of these in abundance in the St. Pete Innovation District. Kudos to everyone featured in this issue of the newsletter.
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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.