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What is ECIC?

The Elm City Innovation Collaborative is a volunteer organization of entrepreneurs and residents focused on promoting, connecting, and enabling the ideas and talents that fuel the future of New Haven’s diverse innovation sectors, in life sciences, digital technology, and creative and cultural economies.



In partnership with CTNext, we fund (1) the creation of enduring new assets/capabilities (both places and talent) that support our innovation sectors and (2) catalytic experimental programs that test new ways of cultivating, accelerating, and retaining ventures and careers.



We believe that New Haven’s innovation economy should be inviting, dynamic, well-supported, and accessible to all of New Haven’s residents and new arrivals.