Convening San Diego's Innovation Ecosystem
Developed primarily through public-private partnerships, the SDSU Innovation District will facilitate internships, create new educational experiences, inspire innovative discoveries, advance technology, and foster new research.
Interdisciplinary Approach to Grand Challenges
The Innovation District plans to co-locate public and private partners with university researchers to address current societal challenges in major thematic areas.
Our researchers are identifying new therapeutics, advancing aquaculture, and ensuring equitable access to health care outcomes.
Cyber & Digital Tech
Our interdisciplinary scientists are inventing new technologies with applications in security, robotics, sensor networks and multimedia.
Aerospace & Defense
Leveraging San Diego's position as the 2nd largest military community in the world, we are creating dual-use defense and commercial innovations.
In collaboration with tribal and transborder partners, SDSU is working to ensure ecosystems and economies can handle the effects of climate change.
SDSU is at the forefront of cleantech energy initiatives including photovoltaics and more environmentally friendly batteries.
Media & Entertainment
Our experts are generating new insights into media consumption and creating more inclusive digital media, communication and performances.
Where Research and Enterprise Converge
The Innovation District will be located just south of Snapdragon Stadium and will be constructed in several phases adjacent to residential and retail buildings.
Progressing on Phase 1
In March 2023, LPC West was chosen to complete the first innovation district project at SDSU Mission Valley. The project will deliver approximately 315,000 square feet of leading-edge facilities for research and innovation in three buildings in the northeast portion of the site area. LPC West will also construct parking structures to support innovation district uses as well as nearby Snapdragon Stadium events.
Images below courtesy of LPC West; Design: Lever / FPBA / JCFO; Image by E Studio Nod
One of the three buildings in the initial phase of the Innovation District will be dedicated to innovation events and entrepreneurship programming. The rooftop bar will have views of Snapdragon Stadium and the second floor will house the Zahn Innovation Platform (ZIP) Launchpad, SDSU's award-winning incubator, and Techstars San Diego powered by SDSU.
The bottom floor has meeting and conference rooms as well as a fitness center and multiple art pieces.
Get in Touch
We still have openings for potential partners in the Innovation District. Contact our team to discuss available leasing options.
San Diego, CA 92182-8220