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 170 companies, five leading academic institutions, more than 3,700 workers, 1,800 degree-seeking students and over 8,000 workforce trainee participants, 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 2 million square feet of office, laboratory and educational space on its 337 acres. In addition, there are approximately 730 apartments and condominiums within or close by the Innovation Quarter.

The mission of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter is to drive economic growth and build vibrant community.

We do this by:

  • Facilitating innovation through real estate development, tenant growth and building a vibrant community
  • Engaging with tenants and residents to meet their shared needs, including facilities, services, special activities, programs, events and space activation
  • Creating programs for tenants and residents for the exchange of ideas and knowledge
  • Partnering with local, regional and national organizations to foster entrepreneurship and the start-up community and help attract funding to support growth and sustainability