The Hub


Wake Forest Innovation Quarter is one of the fastest-growing urban-based districts for innovation in the United States. Home to more than 60 companies, five leading academic institutions, more than 3,100 workers and over 7,500 students, the Innovation Quarter is a place for research, business and education in biomedical science, information technology, digital media, clinical services and advanced materials. The Innovation Quarter currently comprises 1.8 million square feet of office, laboratory and educational space on its 145 developable acres. In addition, there are approximately 800 apartments and condominiums within or close by the Innovation Quarter.

By attracting a diverse mix of academic groups and early and established companies, providing robust company incubator facilities and services, and supporting current and future tenants, the Innovation Quarter is a place where people are inspired to work, want to live, have an opportunity to learn and are able to play.

Our purpose is to promote the creation of an ecosystem for innovation that supports the people, academic departments and companies in their discovery and development of products and services that can lead to treatments and cures and otherwise enhance the lives of mankind. More broadly, the Innovation Quarter serves as a catalyst for the innovation economy in and around Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.

We do this by:

  • Engaging with our academic, industry and business tenants to meet their needs, including facilities, managed services, special activity features, programs, events and space activation.
  • Creating programs for tenants and residents for the exchange of ideas and knowledge.
  • Promoting the growth and commercialization of innovative products and the entrepreneurship of our academic and industry scientists and their businesses.
  • Partnering with local, regional and national organizations to foster entrepreneurship and the start-up community and helping attract funding to support growth and sustainability.