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What is the iq®

The Richardson Innovation Quarter, also known simply as the “Richardson IQ® ” or “The IQ® ,” is a 1,200-acre urban hub with a rich heritage of innovation and entrepreneurship, located in heart of the booming Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

The IQ® is a living laboratory for big ideas and ground-breaking technology. It’s a place where entrepreneurs take risks and are supported by the Richardson community; where start-ups and scale-ups can collaborate and thrive; and where college graduates come to live, work and invent. It’s a place where special things happen.

The IQ® is home to technology-related start-ups, corporate research and development, manufacturers, education institutions, nonprofit organizations, restaurants, entrepreneurs, designers, researchers, inventors, educators and students. With over 19,000 workers and more than 1,000 businesses, The IQ® spurs the creativity and collaboration that drives innovation and growth.

In 2021, a dynamic partnership between the City of Richardson and the University of Texas at Dallas was announced to establish a physical presence in the Richardson Innovation Quarter along with an extension of UT Dallas’ Venture Development Center and give newly created UT Dallas research centers. Click here to learn more about the new “Headquarters” for The IQ®.

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