The former Union Savings Bank building next to Danbury Library has been transformed into a place where people can gather to exchange ideas and use technology needed to transform their ideas into reality. A cafe, the business counseling group SCORE and the Danbury Hackerspace are all located in the Innovation Center. Danbury Economic Development Director Bruce Tuomala says the City's investment was about $500,000.
Tuomala says hard to define a hackerspace because it encompasses so much, but is designed for entrepreneurship, to grow business in the region. There are various membership levels for using the space.
The cafe can also be accessed by Library patrons.
Western Connecticut SCORE--a business counseling non-profit--is located in the center, which Tuomala says a great compliment to the Hackerspace. SCORE can help entrepreneurs with business plans and start up companies.