Market Study and Gap Analysis Report

May 2012 / Abell-Supported Research / Community Development

“A Canvas for Innovation” feasibility study prepared for the Innovation Alliance of Baltimore and the Abell Foundation.

During this initial phase of the study, The Innovation Alliance seeks to evaluate how innovators and entrepreneurs in Baltimore currently interact and collaborate, what existing programs, events and activities work well in supporting this community, and what is missing that might accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship. These responses will be evaluated in the context of a review of “Best Practices” from other markets in an effort to identify how best to bridge any gaps in the Baltimore entrepreneurship ecosystem to achieve a more vibrant, cohesive, collaborative, sustainable ecosystem resulting in employment growth and wealth generation that acts as a catalyzing force to stimulate even greater entrepreneurial activity.