Innovation Quarter

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter is poised to become a leading hub for innovation in the biomedical sciences and information technology.

Innovation Quarter contains a diverse mix of academic and industry scientists working — and in some cases living — alongside physicians, research students and other business professionals. By the end of 2014, Innovation Quarter is projected to have about 2,800 people at work among its world-class facilities.

At the same time, the Bailey power plant — a distinctive building that once powered the downtown manufacturing operations of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. — is being renovated into shops, restaurants and incubator space for start up companies and ideas. The growth of social and entertainment offerings within Innovation Quarter fuses well with the thriving arts and restaurant scene within footsteps throughout downtown Winston-Salem.

Features of Innovation Quarter include: world-class research and product development facilities with open space plans designed to encourage creativity and collaboration; an advanced telecommunications structure, with a fiber optic ring running throughout; and tenant services.

For businesses and organizations at Innovation Quarter, Wake Forest Innovations provides a variety of services, such as business incubation, capacity planning, entrepreneurship support and training.

This focus on innovation, coupled with Winston-Salem’s unique mix of arts and entertainment, make Innovation Quarter a great place to Work, Live, Learn and Play.

We invite you to learn more about the opportunities for business incubation and growth, biomedical science research, workforce training and education, and entertainment and lifestyle activities at Innovation Quarter.

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Where Innovation Lives


Where Innovation Lives