Sen. Hwang joins and supports SHU iHUB Verizon Center focused on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

October 17, 2019

Photo: Rep. Devlin (left) and Sen. Hwang with representatives from SHU, Verizon, and Infosys at iHUB.

Fairfield—Sen. Hwang participated in the unveiling of the iHub Verizon Center at Sacred Heart University. The iHUB is an innovative coworking space at SHU’s West Campus, formerly corporate headquarters for General Electric, in Fairfield, Conn. This partnership is the first time Verizon has partnered to locate a coworking space on a college campus.

“I’m so excited to be invited and join in the celebration of the opening of this innovation enterprise hub,” said Sen. Hwang. “This is the sort of partnership between creative and technical entrepreneurs and academia that we must foster to incubate high value-added careers and businesses in Connecticut.  It is all about jobs and business growth and creating innovations to survive and thrive in a dynamically changing economic ecosystem.”

iHub will offer various levels of memberships and services that include private office space, hot desks, meeting and conference room space, events, recruiting services, marketing services and programming services.

This innovation community will draw on SHU faculty, staff, students and other resources to build an academic-focused environment that attracts local startups, entrepreneurs, corporations and other forward-thinking organizations and individuals.

SHU will also establish a Student Concierge Service that members can use as a resource for making connections with various University programs, internships, recruiting, events, speaker sessions, office hours and mentoring. Members will also have fee-based access to the labs and facilities that include computer, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, engineering/design, gaming, finance and motion-capture, as well as a makerspace and production studio.