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Fitzsimons Innovation Community Master Plan: Holistic. People-Focused. Community-Forward.
Blog | Jun 27, 2024

Fitzsimons Innovation Community Master Plan: Holistic. People-Focused. Community-Forward.

In creating the plan for a 184-acre innovation campus, Fitzsimons Innovation Community leadership always knew there would be room for change and adaptability down the road. Over a 20-year period, technology and policies change, new information comes to light, and we gain a better understanding of what our Community members need to succeed. Focused on the ‘whole person,’ the update of our Master Plan seeks to build out the Community core in a way that supports research, learning, and living. Today, we have facilities, infrastructure, and wrap-around services for 25,000 researchers, faculty, and staff, along with 4,500 future health professionals. As the campus continues to grow, we will also evolve into a fully integrated, live-work-play-learn environment emphasizing personal health and wellbeing for every individual on campus, with access to the resources needed for groundbreaking life sciences research and transformative healthcare.

Bringing Life Sciences Innovators Home to Colorado
Blog | May 20, 2024

Bringing Life Sciences Innovators Home to Colorado

Fitzsimons Innovation Community is proud to present a new resource for life sciences companies who are considering relocation to or development on our campus. Our newly released eBook, entitled Bringing Life Sciences Innovators Home to Colorado, is an invaluable tool for founders, executives, and site selectors from companies of all sizes, and it showcases how and why Fitzsimons Innovation Community has become a Colorado destination for life sciences acceleration, disruption, and success.

LIGHT LABS Celebrates 10 Years of Success at Fitzsimons Innovation Community
Blog | Apr 23, 2024

LIGHT LABS Celebrates 10 Years of Success at Fitzsimons Innovation Community

If you spend much time on the Fitzsimons Innovation Community campus, at some point you’re likely to see someone pushing a rolling cart full of lab supplies across Montview Boulevard to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. It happens a few times a day, and that cart and employee come from LIGHT LABS, a distributor, supplier, and occasional manufacturer of lab supplies located in the Bioscience 1 building. LIGHT LABS is celebrating ten years of running their operations at Fitzsimons Innovation Community, and we got a chance to talk to Cary Gummelt, LIGHT LABS founder, president, and CEO about how they got their start and how they found their niche here on our campus.

Fitzsimons Innovation Community Celebrates Women Leaders
Blog | Mar 26, 2024

Fitzsimons Innovation Community Celebrates Women Leaders

The first time April Giles, Vice President of Business Development for Fitzsimons Innovation Community, spent real time on the University of Colorado School of Medicine campus she was in elementary school. At the time, her mom was one of three women in her medical school class and the only student in the program who had young children. Giles and her sister would often spend time in the halls of the university doing homework or exploring while their mom was in class or clinic. When we talked with Giles about Women’s History Month and how she is shaping leadership and strategy at Fitzsimons Innovation Community, she was quick to bring up that her mom had set an early example of what it looks like for women to push boundaries, break barriers, and pursue their dreams.

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.