News release

JLL to lease Delaware's Innovation Space

Exclusive partnership offers support to science-based startups, combining best-in-class labs with leveraged scientific equipment and collaboration infrastructure

July 21, 2023

Jessica Wozniak

Agency Leasing and Markets PR
+1 312-288-3950

WILMINGTON, Del .- JLL has entered an exclusive arrangement with The Innovation Space™  to match tenants with the impressive offerings of the organization’s multi-use lab space, offices and common areas. The Innovation Space features more than 130,000 square feet of advanced lab suites and space for networking, meetings and collaboration that help foster innovation.

Located on the campus of the Experimental Station and sharing resources within the historic DuPont campus, the space supports a vast array of companies specializing in areas such as clean-and-renewable technologies, life sciences and advanced materials.

“We look forward to working with JLL to connect high growth startups to the hyper-supportive resources of our incredible ecosystem, from our state-of-the-art labs to our specialized programs and services,” said Bill Provine, founder, President and CEO of Innovation Space. “It’s always exciting to work with entrepreneurs who bring that spark of innovation and allow us to help them to accelerate and magnify the growth of their groundbreaking discoveries into world-leading businesses.”

Since its 2017 inception, The Innovation Space™ has supported and enabled more than 100 startups in their growth and development. In turn, these companies have raised more than $900 million in funding and employ hundreds of people, most of those in Delaware.

The Innovation Space is a leader in the Greater Philadelphia innovation ecosystem, having received a PHL Inno 2023 Fire Award for its work to drive the regional innovation scene forward. It recently graduated its largest cohort of Science Inc.™ participants to date and reached 100 companies in its supported startups portfolio.

As one of Innovation Space’s most successful clients, Prelude Therapeutics will soon move into its own space in another building nearby, making way for new startups to join and prosper from the incredible resources of The Innovation Space.

“The Innovation Space offers a unique value proposition to startups seeking modern, advanced lab space ready to go on day one, along with a built-in support system to help grow and scale their business,” said Blaise Fletcher, Managing Director for JLL. “We are proud to represent this organization as it seeks additional new clients who will advance scientific innovation and improve our health and the environment.”

About The Innovation Space™ :

The Innovation Space™ is a not-for-profit innovation ecosystem and is a virtual and physical home for leading science entrepreneurs.  The Innovation Space™ works to “transform science and technology startups into industry leading companies.” Located on the historic Experimental Station campus in Wilmington, Delaware, The Innovation Space™ is comprised of 130,000 ft2 of state of the art lab and office space with access to cutting edge equipment alongside a suite of entrepreneurship programs and opportunities supporting startup growth. Register for more information and updates to learn more about all The Innovation Space™ programs and funding opportunities.

About JLL

For over 200 years, JLL (NYSE: JLL), a leading global commercial real estate and investment management company, has helped clients buy, build, occupy, manage and invest in a variety of commercial, industrial, hotel, residential and retail properties. A Fortune 500® company with annual revenue of $20.8 billion and operations in over 80 countries around the world, our more than 106,000 employees bring the power of a global platform combined with local expertise. Driven by our purpose to shape the future of real estate for a better world, we help our clients, people and communities SEE A BRIGHTER WAYSM. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit