Members of the Innovation District have been critical in the lead up and recovery after Hurricane Ian. Their work has local, state-wide and even national impact.
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.
The co-working entrepreneurial center, Tampa Bay Innovation Center (TBIC) recently announced its fourth cohort of the TBIC Accelerator Program.
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.
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).
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).
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).
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).
The St. Pete Innovation District is excited to announce the release of our new website (From the June 2021 SPID newsletter).
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).
“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 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).
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)
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)
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)