Innovation District

Embraced and advanced by a diverse group of public and private organizations, 16 Tech is purposely designed to encourage talent to collide in the most usual and unusual places – from co-working and makerspace to generous parks, walking and biking trails and wide open indoor and outdoor spaces perfect for planned and unplanned meetups.

16 Tech offers 2 million square feet of office and lab space, makerspace and co-working space, as well as multi-family housing, a hotel, restaurants and other retail establishments for a 24-hour live, work, play and learn environment. The work spaces are connected and surrounded by more than 15 acres of green space with 4 parks, 3 miles of walking and biking trails and access to the city's increasingly active waterways.

16 Tech will begin construction on four buildings and include:

A multi-story building that serves as the innovation community's anchor facility. The 120,000-square-foot building will house the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI), Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and its talent and advanced industry initiatives, and it will include space for Indiana University School of Medicine researchers focused on industry collaborations and commercialization. Construction is expected to begin in late 2018.

Renovation of office space and a high-bay garage for makerspace, flexible working space and office space.

A new Class A office building with office and research space as well as food, beverage and retail space. The building is designed to encourage and facilitate new collaborations among buildings and 16 Tech tenants and residents.

A multi-family apartment complex with more than 250 units.

Major place-making projects also will commence in 2018 and 2019 thanks to a generous grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.:

The design and creation of a signature new bridge spanning Fall Creek and connecting 16 Tech with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), the IU School of Medicine and hospital campuses along 10th Street. The bridge will accommodate pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic and will be built as an iconic gateway to 16 Tech with ample gathering space, and interaction with Fall Creek.

A multi-use pedestrian and cycling path that connects 16 Tech with a future extension of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.

The development of public art in and around 16 Tech.

Photo Credit: Downtown Indy, Inc.

Central green space that serves as a destination within the innovation community, the focal point for many of the buildings and open space for events and gatherings.

16 Tech Community Corporation is developing resources to inspire and support innovation. These programs and events will be the heartbeat of the 16 Tech Innovation District and become the connective tissue of innovation.

From start-up and scale-up services, to incubator, accelerator and training programs, 16 Tech residents will find a high level of energy around professional and personal development. It will be a place where there are formal and informal opportunities to grow skills, strengthen companies and build networks.