Creative Digital District (CD²) @George Town
CD2@GT is an initiative to bring life and jobs back into George Town’s historic urban core, and to build a new innovation district focused on digital and creative industries that will complement existing industrial and economic hubs in the state and the northern region of Malaysia. The district will be a “city campus” for education institutions, companies, arts and cultural organisations, and talent, as well as a meeting place for the community and their ideas. It will be the hub for Penang’s digital economy, creative industries and start-ups, and a destination for lifestyle, culture and the arts, and learning. CD2@GT’s nucleus is centred around Gat Lebuh China. Within this area are the city campus and creative design hub of Universiti Sains Malaysia and Wawasan Open University (WOU)’s new School for Digital Technology, start-up incubators and accelerators, digital tech companies, arts and cultural institutions, as well as facilitating organisations such as Digital Penang, Penang Institute, and Think City.