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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. 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.


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The community is invited to the 2018 Equality Plaza Induction Ceremony on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 11:00 am.
The City of Long Beach has received two grants from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation totaling up to $1 million to fund the Long Beach Justice Lab. 
The Long Beach Police Department in collaboration with the Long Beach Technology and Innovation Department has developed a new crime incident mapping application that will make up-to-date crime activity information, occurring within the City, readily available for residents.
This January, the City of Long Beach launched a first-of-its kind Justice Lab to provide new tools to first responders to divert residents in need out of the criminal justice system and toward much-needed resources like treatment and care.
The City of Long Beach’s Innovation Team (i-team) is hosting the Second Annual Civic Innovation Summit in celebration of Long Beach Innovation Month (InnovateLB).
Today, the Long Beach Innovation Team (i-team) reported to City Council regarding progress made on its Public Safety Priority. Guided by data analysis, the i-team has focused its research on High Frequency Offenders, individuals with eleven or more citations and bookings over a five-year period in the City of Long Beach.
The City of Long Beach online Business Portal, BizPort, has been recognized with a national Government Experience Award in the Government-to-Business category, by the Center for Digital Government.
The City of Long Beach Innovation Team (i-team), in collaboration with Work Evolution and Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez, will host a pop-up art event featuring visual art, performing art, and an Open...
On April 4, 2017, City Council approved the City’s Draft Blueprint for Economic Development that informs the City’s overall economic development work plan for the next ten years, by a unanimous vote.
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