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Innovation

Downtown is the center of gravity for technology and entrepreneurship in the Houston region.

Today, more than 250 early-stage software and digital technology companies are already a part of the Downtown innovation community driven by the collisions and culture that attract high value talent.  

Key Rankings

#1

Best Energy and Resource-Based Think Tanks in the World

Rice University’s Center for Energy Studies - 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, 2019

#2

on Top 25 Best Undergrad Programs for Entrepreneurs

University of Houston - The Princeton Review, 2018

#2

Best U.S. Metro Areas for STEM Workers

American Enterprise Institute's Housing Center, 2019

#2

Top Emerging Life Sciences Cluster

CBRE, 2019

#4

The Best Cities for Women in Tech in 2019

SmartAsset, 2019

#5

Top 10 Ecosystems with Largest Share of Female Founders 

Global Startup Ecosystem Report, 2019

#14

(tie) Best Undergraduate Engineering Program

 U.S. News & World Report, 2019

Houston Innovation Corridor

Houston’s Innovation Corridor is located at the center of an extraordinarily powerful social and economic convergence. Linked by light-rail, bike lanes and sidewalks to Houston’s four-mile-long Innovation Corridor, the campus offers easy access to key industry and institutional players and an unparalleled array of amenities.

Anchored on the south by the world’s largest medical complex, the Texas Medical Center along with top-ranked Rice University, the Corridor runs north along Houston’s light-rail line through the 700-acre Hermann Park, and Museum District. It continues past the eclectic Montrose neighborhood and through Midtown, home to a millennial-friendly mix of housing, dining and recreational options. The Corridor reaches its northern limit in Downtown, the nexus of corporate headquarters, financial institutions and professional service firms, and a wide variety of cultural and recreational amenities. The Corridor also features professional sports, countless museums, numerous parks and green spaces, one of the largest theater districts in the country and a highly-acclaimed restaurant and nightlife scene. With proximity to a wide range of housing options, the Corridor already attracts top talent from around the globe. It’s home to some of Houston’s largest companies along with an emerging startup scene.