Innovate.The word is used to describe the creation of new ideas, new concepts, new things – but is something innovative just because it is new, or because it changes society?
Here in Connecticut, there are hundreds of stories of people changing our world through their inventions.
Connecticut Innovates! Presented by Connecticut Innovations and its related programming explored those stories, asking “why Connecticut?” What was it about the environment, the people, and the resources that existed in the past and still exist today that has led Connecticut to be a hot-spot of innovation? After learning the stories of why things were created, how they came to be, and their impact on society, visitors and participants were inspired to conceive, and perhaps create, something innovative themselves.