Thames River Innovation Place


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About Us

The purpose of the Thames River Innovation is to build prosperity in the Thames River region through authentic innovation, collaboration, and diverse partnerships.

Our group is an unprecedented alliance of public, private, and nonprofit sectors in the communities of New London and Groton in Southeastern CT. Major institutions are collaborating to design a blueprint for the future of our communities that integrates existing plans and projects with new ideas that leverage and enhance all that is unique about this place at the mouth of the Thames River.

The Thames River Innovation Places includes: Spark Makerspace, CURE Innovation Commons, the City of New London, the City of Groton, Town of Groton, Connecticut College, the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT, the Southeastern CT Enterprise Region, Ledge Light Health District, New London Public Schools, University of Connecticut, the Small Business Development Center, major and small employers, angel investors, and entrepreneurs.


Executive Director
Category: Executive and Management
Thames River Innovation Place (TRIP)  Executive Director The Director is responsible for overseeing all existing and future TRIP programs, developing and implementing the organization’s strategic plan, and managing the daily operations of the organization. As the sole employee, the Executive Director must be able to balance their time between the long term goals of the organization and near term more