Though the roots of Innovation Quarter lie with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, it has found a real estate and development partner that shares the same passion for creating vibrant “knowledge communities.’’
Wexford Science & Technology, a BioMed Realty Company based in Baltimore, Md., has become a key player for Innovation Quarter. It developed Wake Forest Biotech Place, and is already at work on three other former manufacturing and warehouse buildings.
The goal? Encouraging and providing the means for greater collaboration, connectivity and congregation of people and ideas.
Wexford achieves this by partnering with client institutions to create and build knowledge communities that are vibrant, mixed-use, amenity-rich environments where innovation thrives. Wexford joins and stays with its partners through the formation, development and growth of the knowledge community.
What is a knowledge community? It is a nexus for academia, the private sector and the public sector. A knowledge community offers access to strategic research resources and business services. By doing so in a single location, as with Innovation Quarter, it creates an environment ripe for long-term success for the partners and the communities in which they are located.
Wexford’s various locations create a platform for learning and sharing between university partners, community and the private sector. Wexford’s ongoing partnerships include the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Illinois Institute of Technology, Old Dominion University, the College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center at Penn State and the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Learn more about Wexford Science & Technology, LLC at wexfordscienceandtechnology.com.