CIC Welcomes 10,000th Client to its Global Network of Innovation Campuses

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (IEA) Joins CIC’s Offshore Wind Cluster Where 30+ Organizations are Revolutionizing the Energy Industry at CIC Providence 

Driven by an unwavering commitment to fostering cutting-edge ideas and bringing together diverse talents, CIC has reached a significant milestone by welcoming its 10,000th client! 

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (IEA), a leading infrastructure construction company with specialized energy and heavy civil expertise, has created a strategic satellite office at CIC Providence and joined CIC’s offshore wind cluster. As one of the largest utility-scale wind farm contractors, completing over 26 gigawatts of wind power projects across North America, IEA brings immense industry experience and expertise to Rhode Island’s growing offshore wind industry. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives as our 10,000th client and member of CIC Providence’s offshore wind cluster. IEA’s expertise and commitment to renewable energy align perfectly with our mission to foster innovation and drive positive change,” said Stacey Messier, CIC Providence General Manager. “We’re proud to enable the offshore wind industry collaboration at our campus where businesses and organizations are ushering in a new chapter of transformative energy solutions.”

Home to some of Rhode Island’s fastest growing companies, CIC Providence is uniquely poised and particularly focused on enabling and scaling Rhode Island’s strategic priorities around the Blue Economy and Life Sciences, among other client-driven priorities. The campus has quickly become a cluster of innovation within those fields, and is home to 30+ of offshore wind companies, including Ørsted, Venterra, Boskalis Offshore Management, Boston Energy, and Crowley Maritime.

By joining CIC Providence, IEA has unparalleled opportunities to engage with Rhode Island’s vibrant ecosystem of academic institutions, government agencies, and industry leaders. Together, CIC offshore wind cluster is driving the development of sustainable technologies, inspiring other organizations to join this global movement towards a cleaner, more sustainable future, and positioning Providence as a global hub for offshore wind research and development.  

Founded in 1999, CIC has established itself as a global leader in creating dynamic innovation ecosystems. Its mission is to support entrepreneurs, startups, and established companies in their pursuit of groundbreaking solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. With a network of innovation campuses spread across the United States and the world, CIC provides a collaborative environment that nurtures creativity, fosters connections, and accelerates growth.

Image Caption: IEA Offshore Wind Leadership team, Vicky Roberts, Director of Business Development – Offshore Wind, Mike Milledge, Director of Offshore Wind, Franco Repetto, VP Commercial Operations, Brant Patnode, Senior VP Services, and Ryan Cooper, VP Business Development, Celebrate with the CIC team at a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony as they Join Rhode Island’s Offshore Wind Community

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