Discovery Square

World-leading medical practitioners, educators, researchers, and businesses connect at Discovery Square, just steps from Mayo Clinic.

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The Future of Your Business is Here

Discovery Square in Rochester, Minnesota is a 16 block sub-district built in collaboration with Mayo Clinic in a highly connected urban life science hub.

Accelerate Your Business


As a business operating in Discovery Square you will have meetings with Mayo Clinic Ventures staff for routine reviews of new Intellectual Property.

Thought Leaders

The collaboration can extend to opportunities for evaluation and co-development of new and existing technologies with input from distinguished clinicians and scientists.


Discovery Square businesses have a strategic workforce advantage. 
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science offers the latest educational programs in biomedical research, medical and clinical education. World-class faculty also can tailor innovative training to meet your evolving staff needs.

Core Services

Core laboratory services available to Mayo Clinic researchers are also available to Discovery Square health care businesses.


Discovery Square is a unique entrepreneurial environment of businesses of all sizes. Vibrant, agile startups bring their unique energy to Discovery Square, while some of the largest and best-respected companies from around the world bring deep expertise to the community. All of this happens in an ecosystem designed to encourage and equip entrepreneurs.


Festivals, museums, dining, shopping and nightlife are all within walking distance of Discovery Square. Plus, nature’s beauty surrounds you with hiking and biking trails, trout streams and adventure throughout the region.


Brimming with life and activity, Discovery Square is nestled in the urban core of a city that consistently ranks among the Best Places to Live by Livability Magazine. A place where historic neighborhoods meet the social amenities of a vibrant downtown.

Featured Project

Two Discovery Square

Adjacent to One Discovery Square, Two Discovery Square is a 125,000 square foot bioscience building that will feature tech-forward tenant spaces designed with flexible lab capacity and leading edge technology. Campus amenities include a flexible training and conference center, collaborative breakout spaces, additional building conference rooms, private outdoor patios, connected campus via glass atrium and bike storage. Project completion is scheduled for January 2022.

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    Chris Schad

    Director of Business Development – Discovery Square

    As your Discovery Square expert, Chris is able to answer any questions you have and walk you through the process of becoming Discovery Square’s newest tenant.