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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.

The i-team is generously supported by Long Beach City Council and a $3 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. The i-team is currently focused on identifying how the City can make it easier for entrepreneurs to start and grow their business in the City of Long Beach.


Press Releases

Mayor Robert Garcia today announced a series of initiatives to help small businesses start and grow in the City of Long Beach. The initiatives, which were driven by the city’s Innovation Team, inc...
The City of Long Beach announced it has been named a winner of the Knight Cities Challenge. The winning project, “The Outdoor Office,” will transform a portion of Harvey Milk Park. By connecting t...
Mayor Robert Garcia and the Long Beach i-team invite the public to the BreakThru Long Beach Request for Information (RFI) Release Party.
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