Developing Medtech with Excellence, Transparency, Agility, and Dedication

December 1st, 2023

December 1, 2023 In our latest episode of Favorable Environments, we speak with Dr. Vincent Keereman. He is the Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Xeos, a medtech company with the goal to eliminate the risk of resurgery through smarter specimen imaging. Vincent has dual Master’s degrees in Electronics Engineering and Medicine from Ghent University. […]

Leading Engineers and Organizational Culture

November 17th, 2023

November 17, 2023 We’ve launched our inaugural episode for a brand new podcast entitled Favorable Environments. Our first episode features a conversation with Dr. Tom Ulrich, a seasoned engineer and engineering manager with over 30 years of experience, a consultant, an Engineering Fellow at Tandem Diabetes, and an Adjunct Professor of Engineering at Biola University. […]

USD Discovery District Conducts Market Study to Navigate Post-Pandemic Biotech Market

June 14th, 2023

June 14, 2023 As the USD Discovery District moves forward with its plans to create a dynamic and collaborative environment for biotech and life science companies, it recognizes the need to stay ahead of the ever-evolving market trends. To accomplish this, USD Discovery District have undertaken a comprehensive market study to gain valuable insights into […]

USD Names James Abbott as Discovery District Interim President and CEO

October 13th, 2021

October 13, 2021 VERMILLION, S.D. – Former University of South Dakota President James W. Abbott will assume a new leadership post at the USD Discovery District as interim president and chief executive officer, helping the innovation community move one step closer toward making the much-anticipated initial Discovery District building a reality. Abbott, who retired in 2018 […]

Discovery District Builds on Partnerships

August 1st, 2019

The USD Discovery District, a corporate and academic research park under development in Sioux Falls, is advancing its mission to foster innovation-focused economic development. “The goal of the District is to strengthen the region’s capacity to support, grow and attract innovation-based businesses resulting in new jobs, increased regional wealth and enhanced tax revenues,” said Rich […]

Discovery District Creating Community of Innovation in Sioux Falls

May 31st, 2019

By Andrea Van Essen | May 31, 2019 Things are heating up on the northeast edge of Sioux Falls. The USD Discovery District, a project that’s been in the works for more than 20 years, officially opened for business in 2017 when its first two streets, West Nobel Street and North Frances Avenue, were completed, creating access to the […]

USD Discovery District Breaks Ground for First Building Project

November 20th, 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The USD Discovery District, an 80-acre corporate and academic research park in northwest Sioux Falls, held a groundbreaking today for its first building project. “We’re excited to have such a large and impactful project to launch South Dakota’s first innovation community,” said Rich Naser, Jr., president of the USD Discovery District. […]

USD Discovery District Announces Anchor Tenants for Innovation Community

June 4th, 2018

Historic partnership among State, USD and the private sector catalyzes biopharma industry SIOUX FALLS, SD – The USD Discovery District and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced today that SAB Biotherapeutics and Alumend will become the innovation community’s anchor tenants. The Discovery District, an 80-acre planned corporate and academic research park adjacent to […]

USD Discovery District Open for Business

March 7th, 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The USD Discovery District, an 80-acre corporate and academic research park under development in Sioux Falls, today reported on development progress and key milestones going into 2018. The Discovery District, a planned innovation community adjacent to the University Center in northwest Sioux Falls, will provide access to research facilities and infrastructure […]

USD Discovery District Options Expand with Key Legislation

February 15th, 2018

Removal of 80-acre restriction opens larger development opportunities  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The USD Discovery District, an 80-acre contemporary corporate and academic research park under development in Sioux Falls, today announced that it can broaden its leasing options with the passing of HB 1063 that removes the 80-acre restriction on the development. The removal of […]