The vision of the Oklahoma City Innovation District is to bring together the greatest minds in total collaboration, yielding world-changing results. Home to internationally-acclaimed organizations spanning Oklahoma’s diverse sectors – health, energy, aerospace, technology, academia and more – the Innovation District provides opportunities for entrepreneurship, innovation and community growth.
Oklahoma City’s Innovation District is an 832-acre research and technology hub located east of downtown between 4th and 13th street, stretching from Robinson to Lottie avenues.
Plans for the district began in 2016 when the Brookings Institution and the Project for Public Spaces determined the area had potential to become a regional magnet for innovation and economic development, leading local leadership to dive into placemaking the area. What began as a dream to further Oklahoma City’s momentum has become a strategic effort to create a district that serves as a catalyst for the professional industries of Oklahoma as they collaborate and develop new technologies and services while also balancing cultural and historical assets.
From parks to restaurants to research facilities, the Innovation District is focused on creating a vibrant, fully-integrated community where people can live, work and play, all while maintaining its dedication to research and collaboration. The efforts of the Innovation District will include creating substantive programming that inspires collaboration across multiple industries, positioning Oklahoma City to be competitive on a global scale.
A 95,000-square-foot facility dedicated to research and development of energy production and worldwide delivery through technological ecosystems.
A biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing company specializing in the production of therapeutic proteins and antibodies from both mammalian cell culture and microbial fermentation.
A local non-profit serving as the launchpad for entrepreneurship and small business growth.
A non-profit organization conducting biomedical research focused on understanding and curing human diseases from cancer to heart disease.
A state-of-the-art facility serving as a leader in education, research and patient care with four comprehensive academic health centers.
A legislatively established organization with the purpose of growing and diversifying Oklahoma’s economy through technology development, technology transfer, and technology communication.
Innovation is a powerful word. We often think of it as a new idea or new way of doing something, but when we talk about Oklahoma City’s Innovation District, the word takes on a grander meaning – a place, a catalyst, a convergence of people and ideas.
Innovation districts are developing in cities across the nation. These districts involve collaboration between companies, institutions and startups in a defined area that also includes housing, retail and the community.