Tom Osha, senior vice president of innovation and economic development at Wexford Science & Technology speaks with guest, Julie Wagner, president of The Global Institute on Innovation Districts, on the roles of Innovation Districts in restarting the economy in the post-COVID world.
What is an Innovation District?
Innovation Districts are compact geographies of innovation primarily found in cities or urbanizing areas that are anchored by the immediateness of institutions such as universities and medical institutions, companies, start-ups, community spaces, and intermediaries such as accelerators and incubators. In addition to that, they are strengthened by a range of other kinds of mixed-uses such as housing, retail and an array of programming.
Innovation District Research
- “The Rise of Innovation Districts,” The Brookings Institute: https://www.brookings.edu/essay/rise-of-innovation-districts/
- “The Evolution of Innovation Districts: The New Geography of Global Innovation,” The Global Institute on Innovation Districts: https://www.giid.org/the-evolution-of-innovation-districts-download/
- “Positioning Innovation Districts as a Road to Recovery – Five Insights for National and State Governments,” The Global Institute on Innovation Districts: https://www.giid.org/positioning-innovation-districts-as-a-road-to-recovery-five-insights-for-national-and-state-governments/
- “Take 2: Additional Innovation Districts Advancing Research to Fight COVID-19,” The Global Institute on Innovation Districts: https://www.giid.org/take-2-additional-innovation-districts-advancing-research-to-fight-covid-19/
For additional information on the Global Institute on Innovation Districts and Julie Wagner visit www.giid.org.