Press Release

Announcing the Return of Synapse Orlando and the First Ever Orlando Digital Twin

The largest innovation conference of the year returns to unite Orlando’s thriving tech community on October 21, 2022.

Orlando, Fla. – The largest innovation conference of the year returns to unite Orlando’s thriving tech community on October 21, 2022. Announced today during Synapse Summit in Tampa, the highly successful Synapse Orlando previously attracted more than 1,000 attendees who came together in celebration of everything the Orlando innovation ecosystem has to offer. The day-long event offers dynamic and hands-on exhibits, workshops and access to thought leaders from the region’s leading companies.

This year during Synapse Orlando, the Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) will reveal a first-of-its kind digital twin of Orlando that will cement the region’s place as one of the nation’s most innovative communities. The digital twin, currently under development, will use brand-new 3D technology that will allow users to incorporate real-time, interactive data that can help map out different scenarios on everything from climate change to infrastructure and from available real estate to talent availability and more. 

“This is a project that will change the way we do business, and the way businesses immerse themselves in all Orlando has to offer.”

Tim Giuliani, Orlando Economic Partnership President and CEO

“This digital twin represents the culmination of our world-class modeling and simulation companies, AR/VR/XR, defense and gaming industries,” said Tim Giuliani, Partnership president and CEO, during the Synapse Summit in Tampa’s Amalie Arena. “It’s time for our region to reap all the benefits a digital twin platform has to offer.” 

The Partnership, a public-private economic and community development organization, is working with video game software developer Unity to create a brand-new technology platform that will display 800 square miles of Orange, Seminole and Osceola Counties. While other city’s digital twins have singular applications for smaller areas, the platform for the Orlando region will have nearly unlimited uses and set a new standard for the future of urban planning. 

Different data sets provided by investors will allow companies, local governments, and nonprofits to visualize how their own plans will impact the region. By aggregating public and private information sources, the digital twin will serve as a critical resource for all decision makers in the area, making the technology platform a vital piece of Orlando’s future. 

During Synapse Summit in Tampa, the Partnership joined the United States Air Force, Unity and Strategic Property Partners, the developers of Tampa’s Water Street community, to discuss how digital twins can improve facility planning and operations, and advance forward-thinking economic and community development initiatives during the Tampa event.

It was also announced that Synapse Orlando will again take place in conjunction with Orlando Innovation Week and Creative City Projects’ Immerse festival.

For more information about the Orlando Digital Twin or the upcoming Synapse Orlando, contact Laureen Martinez at or 4407-242-3982. To learn more about the Partnership and the Orlando region, please visit: