Courtesy Bmore Media – The head of the Emerging Technology Center in Canton says she is eyeing the Station North Arts & Entertainment District and the BioPark at the University of Maryland, Baltimore among possible locations when the incubator’s Canton lease is up in October.
Deborah Tillett, executive director of the Emerging Technology Centers, says the ETC is in talks with landlords in both locations.
“There’s a lot going on in both of those places,” says Tillett, who described the areas as “exciting and vibrant” with a “lot going on.”
The Station North area is attracting investment from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a number of private developers. Located on the city’s west side, the UMB BioPark’s tenants include Noxilizer, Gliknik and PathSensors. In conjunction with Advanced Particle Therapy LLC of San Diego, the biopark is building a $200 million proton treatment cancer center.
Several growing firms have moved out of the ETC’s Canton location recently as leaders needed more space and some felt uncertain about the incubator’s future in Canton. Tillet says that she isn’t ruling out staying in its current home, the retail and office complex known as the Can Company where the ETC has about 40,000 square feet. Also on the table is moving to the ETC’s other location @ Johns Hopkins Eastern on 33rd Street.