LONG BEACH INNOVATION TEAM
The Innovation Team (i-team) was launched in May of 2015 and extends the City's capacity to rapidly advance research and development through a bold, data-driven, and transparent approach to innovation. In 2017, the i-team shifted its efforts and focus on Public Safety from Economic Development.
The i-team is generously supported by Long Beach City Council and a $3 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. The i-team uses a proven innovation approach to work with partners both inside and outside of city government to deeply understand issues and develop new approaches to solving urban challenges. The i-team exhaustive earlier efforts in economic development have led to a number of initiatives that make it easier for entrepreneurs to start and grow their business in Long Beach.