About us

The Global Institute on Innovation Districts is a global-reaching not for profit organization dedicated to conducting independent and practice-oriented research on innovation districts—new geographies of innovation emerging primarily in cities and urbanizing areas. Drawing on deep analytics and proven impact, The Global Institute seeks to identify how districts transform into new engines of city and regional economic growth. During a time of uneven growth, our research and work with a global network of districts aims to identify new systems for advancing inclusive innovation.

The Global Institute is comprised of researchers, practitioners, and policy makers working together to help shape the broader research and impact agenda.

Meet our Team of researchers and field specialists who drive the day-to-day work of The Global Institute and execute on the institute’s strategy.

Meet The Global Institute’s Board, our governing body, focused on the organization’s mission. Their primary duties are working on strategy, setting goals and objectives, and overseeing the institute’s programs and activities.

Meet our team of Strategic Advisors, who bring their decades-long expertise in advancing innovation districts, to the development and execution of the institute’s programs and activities.