PITTSBURGH, PA (February 13, 2018) - The City of Pittsburgh and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) have announced that Inclusive Innovation Week 2018 will take place Monday, April 2 through Sunday, April 8, 2018.
Now in its third year, Inclusive Innovation Week (IIW) is a citywide initiative dedicated to providing equal access to the products, services and people needed to solve complex challenges through the infusion of new ideas, people, and technology. Led by the Department of Innovation & Performance, IIW programming is designed to increase awareness of opportunities across the city, encourages cross-sector collaboration and serves as an interactive demonstration of Mayor William Peduto’s commitment to making Pittsburgh a city for all.
“Inclusive Innovation Week is an opportunity for the City of Pittsburgh to showcase the organizations, businesses and individuals who are generating progress and tackling tough challenges through inclusive, equitable an innovative solutions,” said Mayor Peduto. “It’s remarkable to see Pittsburghers unite in their efforts to eliminate barriers and create pathway to success through accessible, inclusive and welcoming programming.”
Highlights for IIW 2018 currently include the following events:
Inclusive Innovation Week 2018 will activate neighborhoods with programming and engage businesses, organizations and individuals through larger campaigns and collaborative events. Many events and partnerships created through the Inclusive Innovation Pittsburgh Meetups. Learn more about the planning process and the work of the team on Medium.
The City of Pittsburgh, URA and Inclusive Innovation Week partners invite all residents and visitors to attend events throughout the week. Follow the conversation on Social Media by using and searching #WeInnovatePGH.
For more information on how to get involved, host an event or volunteer for IIW 2018, contact:
Christine Marty, Civic Innovation Specialist, City of Pittsburgh