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View of Bayboro Harbor on Thursday after Hurricane Ian
September 30, 2021
May 7, 2022

Kristen's guest column in the Tampa Bay Times.

September 28, 2021
January 28, 2022

Makenzee Shivers interviews St. Petersburg City Council Chair Ed Montanari

September 14, 2021
January 28, 2022

Get to know the student hosts through some fun and creative questions.

September 14, 2021
November 22, 2021

St. Pete Youth have interviewed STEAM professionals from our community about their careers. These interview are being released every other Tuesday from September through December 2021. Check out the episodes on the St. Pete Catalyst.

August 31, 2021
May 7, 2022

The Innovation District recently received two honors.

St. Pete PACT
August 31, 2021
May 7, 2022

Researchers at the USF St. Pete campus are looking for volunteers to help find ways to prevent dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

August 31, 2021
May 7, 2022

The co-working entrepreneurial center, Tampa Bay Innovation Center (TBIC) recently announced its fourth cohort of the TBIC Accelerator Program.

August 7, 2021
August 7, 2021

Amid the worst red tide outbreak the area has seen in 50 years, the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club hosted a panel of local experts for an in-depth conversation on the crises afflicting bay area waters and beyond.

July 28, 2021
July 28, 2021

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).

July 28, 2021
July 28, 2021

Local youth recently conducted a series of interviews with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) professionals in our community about their careers (From the July 2021 SPID newsletter).

July 28, 2021
July 28, 2021

The Sunshine City and its sparkling waterfront parks recently became the center of Tampa Bay's red tide crisis. Rafts of dead fish were washing ashore quickly, and workers picked up tons of dead marine life from the coastline in recent weeks (From the July 2021 SPID newsletter).

July 28, 2021
July 28, 2021

Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is among the first hospitals in Florida to offer Inspire, an innovative FDA-approved device that treats sleep apnea without requiring patients to wear a CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) mask while they sleep (From the July 2021 SPID newsletter).

July 28, 2021
July 28, 2021

July is Habitat Month at NOAA Fisheries. All month long, NOAA Fisheries has been sharing incredible habitat conservation efforts through their website and social media outlets (From the July 2021 SPID newsletter).

July 28, 2021
July 28, 2021

Kudos to Paige Railey, a 2010 USF St. Petersburg graduate with a bachelor's degree in Management, who is competing in her 3rd Olympic games as part of the U.S. national sailing team (From the July 2021 SPID newsletter).

June 29, 2021
July 8, 2021

The St. Pete Innovation District is excited to announce the release of our new website (From the June 2021 SPID newsletter).

June 29, 2021
July 8, 2021

On June 15, U.S. News & World Report published its 2021-2022 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, and we are very pleased to share Johns Hopkins All Children’s, an Innovation District anchor organization, tied for #1 Best Children’s Hospital in Florida (From the June 2021 SPID Newsletter).

June 29, 2021
July 8, 2021

“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).

June 29, 2021
July 8, 2021

The St. Pete Innovation District would like to congratulate Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, associate professor of Political Science and founding director of the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus, is the 2021 winner of the Barbara Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement (From the June 2021 SPID Newsletter).

Photo: Rendering of the new building and its future location at the corner of 4th Street S and 11th Ave S
May 28, 2021
June 8, 2021

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)

May 28, 2021
June 8, 2021

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)

May 28, 2021
June 8, 2021

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)

2017 Winners of Fast Pitch
May 28, 2021
June 8, 2021

Social Venture Partners in partnership with the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is accepting applications for their 2021 Fast Pitch competition. (From the May 2021 SPID newsletter)

March 31, 2021
June 8, 2021

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)

March 31, 2021
June 8, 2021

Research funding at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus was over $20 million for the 2019-2020 academic year. That is a significant increase over the 2018-2019 funding of $7.2 million. (From the March 2021 SPID newsletter)