About The Innovation District

Where Chattanooga’s entrepreneurs, academics, and creatives collide. 

Events Calendar

Discover activities and events in the area.

Resiliency Checklist

Everything you need to prepare your organization for a crisis.

Small Business Supports

Helping small business owners across the region.

The Edney Innovation Center

The front door to the Innovation District of Chattanooga.

Tech Goes Home

Expanding access to technology and teaching digital literacy.

Digital Access Committee

Bringing together partners to close the digital divide, together.

HCS EdConnect

Home internet at no cost to thousands of families.

Connected Communities: Orchard Knob

The OKC leverages the collective support of partner organizations to tackle the whole picture of health and wellness in the historically underserved neighborhood.


Answering the most basic and most complex questions about life in Chattanooga

EMPACT Program

Preparing residents for the jobs of tomorrow, and today. 

Chattanooga Smart Communities Collaborative

Working together to identify our region’s challenges and create solutions.

Environmental Sensors

Collecting and analyzing air quality data from across our region with US Ignite.

Education (4K Microscope & Lola)

High-tech tools in Hamilton County’s classrooms.

Community Connectivity

Expanding access to the internet in homes and neighborhoods.

Get Involved in Chattanooga’s Innovation District

This is a photo of Waterhouse Pavilion, surrounded by people.
Members of the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga's team pose at a community event.


What better way to learn about the Innovation District than to get involved in any of the many exciting events we have going on? Whether you are new to the city, an entrepreneurial expert, a student, or just looking for a great way to spend your evening, Chattanooga’s Innovation District has you covered!

Get started by checking out the awesome upcoming events listed below—and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn about even more fun, informational, and just downright cool happenings around the District!


If you are new to Chattanooga, ChattaNewbies is the event for you! Learn what makes this city such an exciting place to live while meeting other newbies at this special monthly happy hour in one of Chattanooga’s hotspots (the July event involves rock climbing—how cool is that?). https://www.facebook.com/chattanewbies/


Get ready for some serious networking, collaboration, and coworking with Basecamp in Miller Plaza—and do it all while enjoying the sunshine! That’s right, your elementary school dreams are coming true! You get to work outside all day, enjoy amazing events, take advantage of free coworking space, and mingle with other starters, creative thinkers, and entrepreneurs! http://www.rivercitycompany.com/miller-plaza

1 Million Cups

Interested in Chattanooga’s newest startup ventures and other new initiatives? Come to 1 Million Cups every Wednesday morning in The Edney Innovation Center! Have a delicious cup of local coffee, meet others interested in what is going on, and listen to new pitches of uniquely Chattanooga businesses. https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsCHA/


Want to hear amazing live music FOR FREE? We’ve got you covered (that’s right, the Innovation District is about way more than just business)! Nightfall is a free concert series held in Miller Plaza, right in the heart of the Innovation District, every Friday night throughout the summer. Nightfall offers a diverse line-up, so there’s always something for everyone. Get your weekend kicked off right with Nightfall! http://www.nightfallchattanooga.com/