The Tech Council — sponsored by Cook Medical — functions as a collaborative forum, bringing together representatives from tech companies, educational institutions, elected officials, and the business community to generate ideas that enhance our area’s growth as an innovation-centered economy.
The Tech Council’s key action areas are:
Education And Workforce Development
The Council works with local businesses and our area’s educational institutions to ensure that our workforce has the appropriate curriculum, training, and skills to support future growth in key technology segments.
Promoting Innovation in Winston-Salem
The Tech Council Speaker Series seeks to educate attendees about the industries, companies, people, and ideas driving our economy’s growth.
The annual Tech Briefing offers the definitive showcase of the world-class innovation happening here in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County.
Wake Forest Innovation Quarter
Innovation Quarter is one of the fastest-growing urban-based districts for innovation in the United States. Home to more than 170 companies, five leading academic institutions, more than 3,700 workers, 1,800 degree-seeking students and more than 8,000 workforce trainee participants, the Innovation Quarter is a place for research, business and education in biomedical science, information technology, digital media, clinical services and advanced materials—creating a robust knowledge community. The Innovation Quarter currently comprises 1.9-million square feet of office, laboratory, and educational space on more than 330 acres. There are approximately 770 apartments and condominiums within or close by the Innovation Quarter. The district is a thriving example of successful placemaking—fostering a forward-thinking environment for innovations, partnerships, and community to be developed.