Ideanomics unveils plans for fintech village
Ideanomics, a global technology firm focused on digital asset production and distribution based in New York City, revealed its plans to transform the former University of Connecticut’s West Hartford campus into its global headquarters for technology and innovation.
“Nearly one year ago, I expressed our hope to call West Hartford our home,” says Ideanomics chair, Dr. Bruno Wu. “Starting today, we take our largest step from blueprint to reality. Here in Connecticut, the front yard of the insurance and financial centres that call Connecticut and the Northeast their home,” adds Dr. Wu.
“This innovation hub will be a centre of excellence and collaboration for cutting-edge solutions with applications in artificial intelligence, robotics, clean tech, med tech, accounting, insurance, financial services, transportation and more.”
Alf Poor, Ideanomics CEO and president of fintech village comments: “We have spent the past 10 months with our partners to design a specialised workplace that will stimulate both innovation and collaboration and be an open campus with features and benefits that West Hartford residents spoke of in their town-wide Community Visioning Process last year”.
Fintech Village will be a walkable campus accessible to the community and designed to fit organically into the natural beauty and scale of the campus’ 58-acre landscape with plenty of innovative and environmental facilities.
Poor states that Ideanomics had begun its activities to engage, inform and solicit input from its West Hartford neighbours and key community organisations.
Next steps include an environmental clean-up and local zoning and permitting processes within the town of West Hartford.