CIC is thrilled to announce that we just broke ground in Providence, Rhode Island on a new innovation complex. Partners on the project include Brown University and Johnson & Johnson.
CIC Providence will be situated in a brand new building in the historic Jewelry District, an easy walk to the Amtrak station, Brown and Rhode Island School of Design. We will have a gorgeous innovation space, as well as a gathering space modeled after our District Hall project in Boston.
Why Rhode Island? The state is quickly establishing itself as a strong place for business and innovation. Governor Raimondo and other public sector leaders in Rhode Island understand the innovation process and will be working with us to create a thriving innovation ecosystem tailored to the region. Coupled with the incredible talent at the leading Providence-based schools, a level of affordability that makes growing quickly feasible even on a budget, and proximity to the Greater Boston area, it is a pretty attractive picture for startups.
We are equally excited to share an update on the progress of our imminent innovation campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. CIC Philly will be situated in UCity Square, a mixed-use community focused on innovation just a few blocks from the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. Our main partner is the University City Science Center, a Philly institution in its own right formed by a consortium of major local universities, which is known for being a nucleus of innovation, entrepreneurship and technology commercialization. CIC Philadelphia will launch in mid 2018 with 138K sf of office and laboratory space.
As you know, all CIC clients can walk in and work at any CIC location globally without advanced reservations. This gives community members access in Cambridge/Boston, St. Louis, and Rotterdam, with Philly and Providence soon to come. When these new locations open, we encourage everyone to stop by for a visit.
As always, thanks to our CIC community and family. Our mission to impact the world by aggregating, supporting, and accelerating innovation continues to take us to new cities in the sincere hope that the thinkers, doers and entrepreneurs who walk our halls, fill our labs, and scour our kitchen cabinets will bring to life ideas that revolutionize our collective future.
Tim Rowe, CEO, CIC
Natalia Martinez-Kalinina, General Manager, CIC Miami