Maritime and Defense Technology Hub

About this Initiative

The St. Petersburg Maritime and Defense Technology Hub (Hub) is being launched in the St. Pete Innovation District.  The Hub will bring together under one roof the triple helix of innovation: industry, government, and academia.  It will take advantage of increased funding for maritime and technology solutions by the State and Federal governments including the Department of Defense.   The Hub will leverage the unique attributes of the building such as a workspace with port access, rooms designed for secure communications, and wet/chemical laboratories.

The Innovation District will curate a cluster of collaborative organizations as the sub-tenants in the Hub.  The sub-tenant leases will be for a combination of dedicated office space and shared co-working areas.  The selected sub-tenants will be aligned to the Grow Smarter and County target industries with particular attention on marine science and defense technology.

Organizations selected will be expected to engage as members of the Innovation District and the broader St. Petersburg community in efforts such as internships, peer mentoring of entrepreneurs/small businesses, and technical exchange events.

For additional information contact Alison Barlow at email:


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