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Fitzsimons Innovation Community Partners with the Colorado Hub for Health Impact Campaign
Blog | Feb 27, 2024

Fitzsimons Innovation Community Partners with the Colorado Hub for Health Impact Campaign

If it has to do with health and innovation in Colorado, Fitzsimons Innovation Community is bound to be a part of it. We are especially proud to be an Innovator Partner in our state’s life sciences ecosystem campaign: Colorado Hub for Health Impact. This campaign brings together more than 20 Colorado organizations to promote the benefits of working, living, and discovering in Colorado to a national audience. The campaign is spreading the word about how our excellent infrastructure, lab and manufacturing space, and outstanding academic and research institutions make the perfect home for life sciences companies of all sizes.

Fitzsimons Innovation Community Presents Our Third Annual Innovation Report
Blog | Jan 30, 2024

Fitzsimons Innovation Community Presents Our Third Annual Innovation Report

At Fitzsimons Innovation Community, we know January is one of the best times to look forward, set goals, and make plans for the year ahead. But it’s also a great time to reflect on the successes of the prior year, and our newly released 2023 Fitzsimons Innovation Community Innovation Report is our favorite way to do that.

A Decade of Discovery
Blog | Dec 19, 2023

A Decade of Discovery

Back in December of 2013, Jian Zhang, Ph.D. and Founder and CEO of Z Biotech, was doing advanced research in glycobiology and just starting his company. He was a one-man show, and, in 2014, opened with one bench in the Bioscience 1 building. While he was just getting started then, glycobiology is now one of the fastest growing scientific fields, and Dr. Zhang has been one of its trailblazers. He and his team are now celebrating Z Biotech’s tenth anniversary, and we’re proud to say they’ve been blazing those trails here at Fitzsimons Innovation Community for the past decade.

Changing the Game for a Thriving Local Economy
Blog | Nov 28, 2023

Changing the Game for a Thriving Local Economy

Fitzsimons Innovation Community awarded for work in economic vitality. Last month, the Adams County Regional Economic Partnership (AC-REP) hosted its second annual Gamechangers Awards event. This event celebrates organizations in the region that have had a positive impact on the Adams County economy, and Fitzsimons Innovation Community was honored to be among the recipients.

Fitzsimons Innovation Community and Aimco Host the Community’s First-Ever Media Pitch Day
Blog | Oct 12, 2023

Fitzsimons Innovation Community and Aimco Host the Community’s First-Ever Media Pitch Day

With Aimco, Fitzsimons Innovation Community hosted members of the local and media to learn firsthand about breakthrough work from 10 of the 80+ visionary biotech and life sciences companies in the Fitzsimons Innovation Community ecosystem who are defining the future of health and care.

Fitzsimons Innovation Community Presents the Choosing an Innovation Community White Paper
Blog | Sep 13, 2023

Fitzsimons Innovation Community Presents the Choosing an Innovation Community White Paper

Fitzsimons Innovation Community is proud to present a new white paper, entitled Choosing an Innovation Community, from a group of thought leaders in the Colorado bioscience and economic development communities. This extensive report looks at the factors that go into choosing the right innovation community for life sciences companies of all sizes. Whether you’re looking to put down roots in Colorado or at one of the other innovation communities across the country, this white paper helps you navigate the process with a focus on what means the most to you and your organization.

So You Want to Call an Innovation Community Home
Blog | Aug 29, 2023

So You Want to Call an Innovation Community Home

When choosing an innovation community for your life sciences organization, the list of factors to evaluate can be overwhelming. You’re likely looking for the cutting edge when it comes to lab and office space, but you want easy access to amenities that make the time off work great, too. At Fitzsimons Innovation Community, we know we have the perfect space for your life sciences company employees to live, work, and play. And if we don’t already have the perfect spot, we have the space and custom options available to build it for you.

Building a Life Sciences Pipeline: Room to Grow
Blog | Jul 27, 2023

Building a Life Sciences Pipeline: Room to Grow

It might sound impossible, but there are ideal homes for all companies here at Fitzsimons Innovation Community, plus so many more. For some companies, our pre-built options make the most sense, while we’re able to custom build spaces that fit the more specific needs of some of our other Community members. And the best part is that we can grow with you—even if you end up growing faster than you anticipated.

Building a Life Sciences Pipeline: Life Sciences Leadership
Blog | Jun 27, 2023

Building a Life Sciences Pipeline: Life Sciences Leadership

“It’s not enough to just have a great idea for the next big healthcare innovation. You also need a place where you can refine that idea and test it out, as well as partners who can help you commercialize it,” Mark Spiecker, President of STAQ Pharma.

Building a Life Sciences Pipeline: Talent
Blog | May 30, 2023

Building a Life Sciences Pipeline: Talent

We talked last month about the state of Colorado as a draw for life sciences organizations because of its favorable business environment, highly educated population, and access to leading research and academic facilities. But these companies are taking some of Colorado’s intangibles into consideration, too, because the top life sciences talent often comes here for the thriving scientific environment and then stays for the lifestyle. Sometimes it’s even the other way around.

Building a Life Sciences Pipeline: Environment
Blog | Apr 27, 2023

Building a Life Sciences Pipeline: Environment

Fitzsimons Innovation Community companies choose Colorado as a home for many reasons, and the sunshine and skiing are further down on the list than you might think. With a business-friendly climate, world-class research and academic facilities, and economic stability, Colorado has become a hub where healthcare and bioscience innovators prosper. In addition, a passionate, inclusive, highly educated scientific population, business-friendly tax laws, and relatively lower costs of doing business mean our Community members have even more factors helping them succeed. Life sciences organizations are moving here for the multitude of industry benefits and staying because, well, Colorado is kind of amazing.

Building a Life Sciences Pipeline: Access to Capital
Blog | Mar 30, 2023

Building a Life Sciences Pipeline: Access to Capital

The past several years culminated into one of the most secure and vigorous periods for capital investment access, and Colorado life sciences companies were able to take full advantage. The Colorado life sciences industry has consistently raised more than a billion investment dollars annually for the past six years, topping $2 billion in 2021. (CBSA) From state grants to larger venture investments, the Colorado healthcare innovation ecosystem has been well-funded and poised for breakthroughs, and Fitzsimons Innovation Community is proud to be the home of many members of that ecosystem.