Our Latest Research

Over the last four years, The Global Institute has dedicated thousands of hours in deep research to surface what makes innovation districts unique and distinctive. We have also examined—often in excruciating detail—what could be slowing their progress.

2023-2024 Research

Our most recent research is dedicated to exploring, examining, and extracting how districts can organize differently so they move from silo-ed thinking towards more integrated and synergistic activities that are focused on impact. This year we are releasing three research briefs covering the set of topics we refer to as “organizing for success”.

This work is a wake-up call for districts. If you areor thinking aboutsupporting, financing, leading, or designing an innovation district, this research shows how vital it is to invest in your district’s organizational infrastructure.