Data is used daily in the SPID to deploy information and create technology that better serves the quality of life of a population. From entrepreneurs, to city planners, marine scientists, programmers, analysts and beyond, projects are underway that capture data, synthesize it, communicate it and use the intel to deploy solutions to the community.
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)