Innovation is happening. Right here.
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.
The emphasis is on Community
We called it a community for a reason. From the board of directors to the newest company on campus, everyone at Fitzsimons Innovation Community knows that easy access to collaboration has direct results on success. From idea incubation to final-product manufacturing, your end-to-end innovation can come alive right here on our campus. All that Colorado sunshine is just a bonus.
Cutting-edge discoveries in action
Fitzsimons Innovation Community member companies are thriving. 91% of companies reported either no change to workforce or added employees.
Fitzsimons Innovation Community member companies received more than 12 patents for their innovations in 2021, a 50% increase over the prior year.
Fitzsimons Innovation Community member companies introduced more than 16 new innovations to the market in 2021, from pharmaceuticals to molecular biology to medical devices.
In 2021, Fitzsimons Innovation Community member companies attracted more than $25M in investments to advance R&D, accelerate commercialization, support clinical trials, and fine-tune technology.
Companies with Discoveries
Fitzsimons Innovation Community member companies made news with major breakthrough discoveries last year. Areas included pharmaceuticals, cell and gene therapy, medical devices, molecular biology, and diagnostics.
Fitzsimons Innovation Community member companies appreciate access to resources, opportunities to interact, proximity to research institutions, and the value offered by Community membership.
*Fitzsimons Innovation Community Member Growth Survey responses (January – December 2021)
A heritage of healthcare and innovation
Fitzsimons Innovation Community stands on the grounds that once held the Fitzsimons Army Hospital, where soldiers returning from World War I were treated. The Colorado high altitude has always been a destination for advancements in lung treatment, and 100 years ago, soldiers sought cures for tuberculosis and mustard gas exposure right here.
After the Army decommissioned the hospital in the 1990s, ideas for the current University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Fitzsimons Innovation Community began to percolate. That rich history of discovery, care, and research continues to inspire our vision a century later.
Our team is on your team
You know best when it comes to your projects, and we know how to keep you up and running with first-class scientific facilities management and community engagement. Our priority is to help you thrive on this campus and we have the proven tools and expertise to make that happen.
COMMUNITY SERVICE MANAGER
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Erica N. Slaughenhoup
PRESIDENT & CEO
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“The workspace has been perfect for our projects, but the most impressive thing to me has been the community. We’ve collaborated with researchers from the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, networked with other Fitzsimons Innovation Community members, and bounced ideas off some of the best minds in healthcare. And it’s all contributed to us moving forward in our research.”
“I park my car in the morning, and then I never move it until I leave after work. We walk to lunch and meetings and take advantage of the outdoor space as much as we can during the day. Work-life balance happens right on campus.”
Fitzsimons Innovation Community News
The company’s off-the-shelf or ‘allogeneic’ therapy tabelecleucel – now given the Ebvallo trade name – has been approved by the European Commission as a second-line treatment for a rare and potentially deadly cancer that afflicts some organ or bone marrow transplant recipients.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has been named one of the top academic institutions in the world for innovation, according to Nature’s 2022 Innovation Index report. The report ranked CU Anschutz in the top four universities globally for forging the strongest innovations links.
Colorado BioScience Association today announced annual fundraising totals for the state’s life sciences ecosystem. Companies, organizations, and researchers in the state’s life sciences community raised $1.6 billion in 2022, marking the sixth year fundraising totals hit more than $1 billion. The numbers are consistent with life sciences funding trends across the U.S., with activity remaining strong but returning to pre-pandemic levels following a record-breaking 2021.
Bringing together industry partners, entrepreneurs, and investors to help CU researchers and healthcare practitioners solve important medical problems and improve the quality of life for patients worldwide. We strive to enable healthcare advancements and scientific research that will benefit society, while also generating a sustainable revenue stream for the University.
Osage University Partners Interviews Melissa Krebs, CEO and Founder of GelSana and Associate Professor at Colorado School of Mines.
A conversation with Melissa Krebs, CEO and Founder of GelSana and Associate Professor at Colorado School of Mines.
The award recognizes the investments Fitzsimons Innovation Community is making to advance Colorado’s life sciences community and better position the entire ecosystem for growth
Gates Biomanufacturing Facility Announces Manufacture of Recombinant Protein - Alzheimer's Disease Vaccine for Institute for Molecular Medicine's Clinical Trials
Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) visits the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility's Protein Suite, in which GMP-grade AV-1980R was manufactured for the Institute for Molecular Medicine's phase 1 clinical...
Explore how Atara's investigational EBV T-cell platform-based therapies target cancer and autoimmune diseases are manufactured.
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