University Economic Development Association


Public-Private Partnership Driving Inclusive Innovation

Award Category: Place + Innovation
Project Site: Public-Private Partnership Driving Inclusive Innovation
Submitted By: Urban Innovation21
Contact: William Generett , 412.281.0102


Urban Innovation21 formerly known as the The Pittsburgh Central Keystone Innovation Zone (PCKIZ) is a consortium of higher education institutions, businesses, government agencies and community organizations, collaborating to grow our regions innovation economy  while simultaneously connecting disconnect communities and populations. Urban Innovation21 orchestrates a combination of placed based organizations:  tax incentives, entrepreneurial resources, educational and internship programs, networking events. Urban Innovation21’s goal is to multiply technology and economic development activities, creating economic sustainability while transforming some of our regions under resourced communities.