PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Innovation District hosted its first “State of the Innovation District” event Tuesday, updating Pittsburgh on the $1.9 billion of active and planned investment in the district.
Sean Luther, executive director of InnovatePGH, moderated two panel discussions on what makes the district attractive to this investment and future development plans. Most of that, he said, revolves around Oakland as home to Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
“Within the innovation district, Pittsburgh has an asset that almost anywhere else in the world does not,” Mike Madden, innovation district director for InnovatePGH, said. “These institutions are elite academic centers, and the fact that they exist a mere one mile apart is an advantage that no other region has.”