Cape Ann Innovators Collaborative (CAIC)
Planning committee meets approximately once a month to plan quarterly events
Staff Liaison, Steve Buckley, Chief Executive Officer
Mission: The Cape Ann Innovators Collaborative provides a social networking forum for innovators in a variety of fields, intended to inform and inspire, with the ultimate purpose of sustainable economic development and job growth on Cape Ann.
Background: CAIC is a collaborative of innovators, entrepreneurs, makers, artists, designers, developers and producers dedicated to supporting
people from all walks of life in their endeavors to create lasting, innovative change, with the ultimate objective of growing the economy and creating new jobs. Meet-up events produced by CAIC will cover a broad range of innovative topics including science & technology, the blue / maritime economy, finance, 21st century manufacturing, the arts, and more, with an overarching concern for sustainability, both ecological and economic.
Our intent is to host a number of networking events each year, each focused on a specific topic and featuring panelists that are experts in that
field. All events will be free and open to the public. As we grow, we will broaden the scope of our offerings.
Recent CAIC Forums include: Bio Tech, Blue Economy, Coastal Resiliance, Creative Placemaking, The Future of Work This is an exciting time for Cape Ann. We invite you to join our group, attend our events, and help us grow your business as you contribute to this ever more amazing place to work, to live, and to play.
This is an exciting time for Cape Ann. We invite you to join our group, attend our events, and help us grow your business as you contribute to this ever more amazing place to work, to live, and to play.
CAIC will work in partnership with the North Shore Technology Council as well as with municipalities, government agencies, community organizations, local firms and academic institutions.
2022 CAIC Talk – Inform! Inspire! Spark!: Ken Riehl, CEO GCACC; David Minogue, Spade Graphic Design; Karen Ristuben, ECCF; Bernie Romanowski, COO GCACC; Isabel Pett, Gloucester 400+; David Fields, City of Gloucester; Maureen Aylward, TownGreen, Inc.