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Fitzsimons Innovation Community

At Fitzsimons Innovation Community, visionaries boldly transform science into the future of health and care. Our Community pushes boundaries in a unified pursuit of health breakthroughs. From concept through commercialization, organizations choose Fitzsimons for its entrepreneurial environment, leading-edge facilities, and campus-wide support. Visionaries discover, develop, and collaborate with direct access to the renowned clinicians and researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Our Community is home to more than 80 companies in every stage of idea and product development. They’re all taking advantage of the ways we cater to diversity in our five buildings with 427,000 square feet of laboratory, office, manufacturing, and distribution space. We’re partnering with Aimco to continue the future development of Fitzsimons Innovation Community as a world-class center dedicated to advancing life sciences innovation.

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April Giles

Vice President, Business Development

April Giles is Vice President of Business Development for Fitzsimons Innovation Community. Prior to this role, April served as the President & CEO of the Colorado BioScience Association. She led community partnerships, provided strategic guidance for growing the industry in Colorado, and led advocacy on behalf of the industry at both the state and federal levels. In her free time, April enjoys soccer and skiing with her family. April is happily married to her husband, Greg. They have two children: Ella and Nathan.

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Innovation thrives in Colorado. The key to advancing health innovation is the proximity and connectivity between academic institutions, clinical settings, and innovation communities to overcome obstacles, hone studies, and enhance product-market fit to scale and grow.

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Partner News and Insights

Bringing Life Sciences Innovators Home to Colorado

Fitzsimons Innovation Community brings you a new tool, our just-released eBook, entitled Bringing Life Sciences Innovators Home to Colorado. This is a resource for life sciences companies who are considering building or relocating to Colorado. Consider this eBook a guide to help with site selection and gaining an understanding of the local lifestyle, amenities, and partnerships that make living, working, playing, and growing on the Fitzsimons Innovation Community campus so extraordinary. 

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Choosing an Innovation Community

For healthcare and life sciences companies beginning the search for a new facility to call home, innovation communities are often the most sought-after destinations. Providing the ability to grow and change with less friction, move-in ready or customized lab and office space, and collaboration with other like-minded organizations and leadership teams, innovation communities check off a list of extra benefits. Idea exchange opportunities, work-life balance, and prime local landscapes for economic and social development make doing business and enjoying life outside of work better for community member companies and their employees.

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.

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Fitzsimons Innovation Community: Health Happens Here

Here, it’s all about health. It’s about daily discoveries and innovations in health, life sciences, and patient care. It’s about powerful partnerships with some of the top healthcare facilities and medical educators in the world. It’s about the health of a growing local economy. And it’s about living, working, and playing alongside one of the healthiest populations in the country. We’re about health—health of all kinds—and it happens here at Fitzsimons Innovation Community. 

Our newly released 2023 Fitzsimons Innovation Community Innovation Report features stories and developments from organizations across our campus, as well as deep dives into subjects that are important to our current and future Community members and our partners across the street on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

We look forward to welcoming new organizations who will break fresh ground in our Community, while watching our current members blaze even more innovative trails. The growth is imminent, the discoveries are inevitable, and health continues to happen here every day. We can’t wait to share it with you in our Third Annual Innovation Report. 

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Colorado:
Hub for Health Impact

We love to collaborate with new arrivals. Our welcoming life sciences community is right-sized for high-growth companies. There’s more than a million square feet of lab space planned or in development critical infrastructure and state support for startups expansions and relocations. Our supportive partners are ready for every step of the journey.