In mid-2020, The Global Institute on Innovation Districts launched a first-of-its-kind practitioner-led network dedicated solely to the growth and evolution of innovation districts. These hyper-local geographies of innovation—whether newly emerging or mature—leverage physical proximity and a mix of sectors and actors, including many who are now on the front lines of COVID-19 R&D and patient care. The network is helping leaders of these geographies of innovation on their responses to the pandemic as they refine their positioning over the long-term. The four focus areas of the Global Network of Innovation Districts are as follows: