Today, City Tech is pleased to announce the launch of the Connect Chicago Innovation Program along with funders Microsoft, Comcast, Sprint, the Lenovo Foundation, Gogo, Clarity Partners, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The Connect Chicago Innovation Program will support collaborative, new ideas to increase tech access, skills, and engagement across Chicago.

About the Connect Chicago Innovation Program

Applications for the Connect Chicago Innovation Program open on April 24th and close on May 16th. Each application should come from teams comprised of two or more partnered organizations.

In 2018, one of the applicant teams will be awarded:

  • Up to $50,000 to support a pilot to test their collaborative idea
  • Professional development support from City Tech to refine, workshop, and develop their proposed solution
  • Connections to in-kind expertise and resources to assist with building organizational capacity and skills
  • The option to apply for additional travel funding after the pilot is complete to evangelize results and lessons learned across the U.S.

Read FAQs on the Program here. 

For more information about the Connect Chicago Innovation Program, see the slides below: