Innovation gathering 2022

The Metaverse and You

We can’t wait for the future of work and society we need to understand and plan now to make Uptown Tampa to become the epicenter of the Metaverse, join us October 27th to experience the Taste of It does that part very well, blending together the many stories of individuals into an integrated whole that has been lacking to date. But it is also a great exposition of the political and social history of the past 75 years.

Innovation Gathering 2022

Silicon valley and remark of America, the birth and growth of the computer industry, book by Margaret O’Mara

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Last year’s virtual event focused on the innovation community’s response to cold war science

Innovation Gathering 2020

Innovation community respond  with the creation of a federal and national commitment

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The Tampa Innovation Partnership was founded in 2011 as the Innovation Alliance. Its geographical focus is generally Busch Boulevard to the south, Bearss Avenue to the north, and interstates 75 and 275 to the east and west

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Event Schedule

4:30 – 6:20 P.M.
Taste of Uptown bites from Uptown Tampa’s favorite restaurants 100
Tables of innovation: Exhibits of each, research & brilliant ideas.
ROBOTICON: See live youth-build robot competitions
HADO: Play no-impacts augmented-reality dodgeball

6:20 – 7:30 P.M.
Special greeting  by USF President Rhea Law
The Metaverse & You from Roni Abovitz & Guy Gilliland
Community impact award
Jack A. Kolosky Healthcare Innovation Award