Fitzsimons Innovation Community is a sprawling campus of leading-edge laboratory workspace where innovative health and life sciences companies of all sizes take their research to the next level to cure diseases, save lives, and improve care. Move in, and build your vision here—today.

Who we are

At Fitzsimons Innovation Community, visionaries boldly transform science into the future of health and care.

From genetically engineering cancer-fighting cells to developing the latest in vaccine science, the organizations working in our specialized life sciences labs are on the frontlines of the most exciting progress in healthcare. Emerging and established companies choose Fitzsimons not only for the latest in high-tech facilities, but for its ecosystem of collaboration, innovation, and support.

Here, scientists interface with fellow entrepreneurs, but also have direct access to renowned clinicians and researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, just steps away. The Community is based on the boundary-pushing that can only happen when the best and brightest are in the same space. Important breakthroughs are the norm; collaboration is the key.






Capital raised in the past three years


Community members actively engaged in fundraising to power their progress


Community members who forged strategic partnerships last year

Facility highlights:

Our Community members are working on world-changing developments in bioscience and healthcare, and they’re doing it in workspace customized to their projects.

Five buildings with 427,000 sq feet of custom laboratory, office, and meeting space

Flexible manufacturing, assembly, and distribution space

Community conference rooms, 100-seat auditorium, kitchen, and café

Dedicated Fitzsimons Innovation Community parking garage

Across the street from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

University of Colorado

Steps from a world-class medical and research campus

Our Community members work across the street from the renowned University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, UCHealth, and Children’s Hospital Colorado with two million patient visits a year, giving you direct access to expert clinicians and researchers. It’s a science and healthcare education mecca with a deep talent pool for both collaboration and recruiting.

You are here

Located in Aurora, Colorado—part of the Greater Denver Metro area—Fitzsimons Innovation Community is the only organization in the Rocky Mountain West that offers specialized life sciences lab and office space for health and life sciences companies of all sizes. Our welcoming, walkable campus set against the inspiring backdrop of the Rockies is the perfect place to bring your discoveries to life.

Live. Work. Play.

Fitzsimons Innovation Community is proudly located in Colorado, a state that regularly tops the ranks of best places to live and work in the country. With both short- and long-term residences, top-rated schools, arts and culture, and nightlife on or near campus, the work-life balance is almost automatic.

The active lifestyle here revolves around Denver’s three hundred days of sunshine each year paired with easy access to the best in outdoor adventure. People just want to live in Colorado, so the state does some of your recruiting for you.

Ready to grow with you

When you’re in the business of scientific discoveries, growth doesn’t necessarily happen in a straight line. You know that firsthand, and the good thing is, we know it, too. Our campus is home to companies at all different stages of idea and product development. There are startup, mid-sized, and long established businesses in every stage of the product lifecycle, all taking advantage of the ways we cater to that diversity. You can do the same, and you can get going right away.





  • Shared access to specialized equipment and space that is economical
  • Preferred vendor resources to help guide partnerships with industry vetted know-how
  • Access to capital
  • Experts from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and larger companies


  • Ability to be nimble for specific projects
  • Talent pool
  • Central location in the country, nearness to an international travel hub
  • Full-scale manufacturing facilities


  • Space and room to grow
  • Talent pool
  • Access to capital
  • Experts from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and larger companies

“Fitzsimons Innovation Community is a fantastic place to be located. We were able to accelerate our initial research and development thanks to the space and facilities available to us. We’re appreciative to be part of this Community.”

Melissa Krebs, Ph.D.

CEO and Founder, GelSana

"Since joining Fitzsimons Innovation Community, we’ve been able to operationalize our company, become a registered CLIA laboratory, hire and expand our team, and start generating data in less than six months. "

Jake Chabon

CEO, Foresight Diagnostics

"My favorite aspect of Fitzsimons Innovation Community is the sense of collaboration. You have startup companies working with collaborators right across the street at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. You can’t get that everywhere. "

Matt Seefeldt

Executive Director, Gates Biomanufacturing Facility

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