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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.

Smart, inclusive, forward-thinking, and highly educated people lead life sciences innovation in Colorado, the Hub for Health Impact. Together, we welcome life sciences organizations looking to call Colorado home and to collaborate with a robust community already in on the secret: the health and life sciences industry in Colorado is strong and making a global impact on the future of health.

 Move in, and build your vision here—today.

Community

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.

Community

Cutting-edge discoveries in action

62%

Companies Hiring

Fitzsimons Innovation Community member companies are thriving. 62% of companies added employees to their workforce.

75%

Companies Fundraising

Most Fitzsimons Innovation Community member companies are actively involved in fundraising to power their progress.

16+

New Innovations

Fitzsimons Innovation Community member companies introduced more than 16 new innovations to the market in 2023.

$116M

Capital Raised

Last year, Fitzsimons Innovation Community member companies attracted more than $116M in investments to support R&D, prepare for clinical trials, accelerate commercialization, and retain or recruit talent.

75%

Companies with Discoveries

Fitzsimons Innovation Community member companies made news with major breakthrough discoveries last year. Areas included molecular biology, pharmaceuticals, medical device, research tools, cell and gene therapy, material science, and diagnostics.

50%

Companies Forging Strategic Partnerships

Fitzsimons Innovation Community member companies forged strategic partnerships for business collaboration, legal services, and venture capital opportunities.

*Fitzsimons Innovation Community Member Growth Survey responses (January – December 2023)

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.

Ann Dennis

COMMUNITY SERVICE MANAGER

April Giles

Vp, business development

Don Larson

Facilities engineer

Erica N. Slaughenhoup

Accounting Specialist

Julie Ehler

Accounting Lead

Lyle Artz

Site manager

Steve VanNurden

PRESIDENT & CEO

Sue Niblo

Senior property manager

Thomas Smith

Vp, finance & operations

“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.”

Scott Deeter

CEO, InVitria

“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.”

Kristin Nixon

President, PhosphoSolutions

Community

Fitzsimons Innovation Community News

CREJ Features Insights from April Giles on Choosing an Innovation Community
News | Apr 16, 2024

CREJ Features Insights from April Giles on Choosing an Innovation Community

For health care and life sciences companies beginning the search for a new facility to call home, innovation communities are often sought-after destinations.

EnteroTrack selected for prestigious cancer accelerator program
News | Apr 08, 2024

EnteroTrack selected for prestigious cancer accelerator program

Announced on the stage at ViVE 2024, EntroTrack was selected for the inaugural cohort from a robust list of startup applicants aiming to reduce the burden of cancer for all people.

CNBC Highlights Colorado’s Role as Life Sciences Leader
News | Apr 08, 2024

CNBC Highlights Colorado’s Role as Life Sciences Leader

Record levels of funding propel Denver-Boulder to the top of the life sciences market.

Gates Institute Releases Annual Report Highlighting Cell and Gene Therapy Innovation
News | Apr 05, 2024

Gates Institute Releases Annual Report Highlighting Cell and Gene Therapy Innovation

Gates Institute is a World-class translational research institute with biomanufacturing capabilities. Based at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, they are part of a rich biomedical ecosystem, enabling the development of life-saving treatments for a host of diseases at unmatched speed and scope.

Aurora’s Platinum Triangle Area Experiences Dramatic Growth
News | Apr 01, 2024

Aurora’s Platinum Triangle Area Experiences Dramatic Growth

As Colorado’s third largest and most diverse city, Aurora has always held a prominent position in terms of employment, commercial development, and residential prospects. The employment clusters are growing more than ever, especially with the blossoming development of the Platinum Triangle area – an impressive 21,000-acre vicinity located south of Denver International Airport (DEN).

Ceria Therapeutics Welcomes Garrett Vygantas, M.D., to Board of Directors
News | Mar 22, 2024

Ceria Therapeutics Welcomes Garrett Vygantas, M.D., to Board of Directors

Ceria Therapeutics welcomes Garrett Vygantas, M.D., to their Board of Directors! Their new board member brings a strong record of leadership and success as an investor and company developer in the biopharmaceutical sector.

Spinelli's Team Opening Third Market at Fitzsimons Innovation Community
News | Mar 18, 2024

Spinelli's Team Opening Third Market at Fitzsimons Innovation Community

"Grocery stores like this are community builders. ... You still make the same connection you did in the restaurant, but it's so much more wholesome," Jones told Westword just before the Congress Park market opened. "[Jake and Cecelia] are just so passionate about taking existing spaces and creating that community around it," says Stephanie Joslin, director of communications for AIR Communities, which owns 21 Fitzsimons and the Fremont, two apartment communities located at the heart of the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Gates Biomanufacturing Facility Hosts Denver-Based Morgan Adams Foundation for Behind-the-Scenes Tour
News | Mar 11, 2024

Gates Biomanufacturing Facility Hosts Denver-Based Morgan Adams Foundation for Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Gates was pleased to host Denver-based The Morgan Adams Foundation (MAF) for a recent behind-the-scenes tour of their Gates Institute's Gates Biomanufacturing Facility (GBF). The MAF raises awareness and donations “to directly fund pediatric cancer research and therapies that will improve survival rates and reduce the devastating side effects of cancer treatments.”

CU Anschutz: Implantable Brain-Computer Interface Collaborative Community (iBCI-CC) to Drive Innovation in Neurotechnology
News | Mar 11, 2024

CU Anschutz: Implantable Brain-Computer Interface Collaborative Community (iBCI-CC) to Drive Innovation in Neurotechnology

CU Anschutz neuroscientist joins collaborative community to accelerate the development, safety and accessibility of implantable devices that can help people living with neurologic diseases or injuries

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