November 10, 2020 – Chicago, IL: The Chicago Connectory today announced that it has officially become partners with Lumen, a technology leader that delivers hybrid networking, cloud connectivity, and security solutions to customers around the world.
The Chicago Connectory is the first Midwest innovation space, founded in 2017. Developed by Bosch and 1871, the co-creation space is completely dedicated to the Internet of Things ( IoT), inspiring innovation and collaboration for small businesses and start-up firms to build Chicago’s IoT community.
In partnership with the Chicago Connectory, Lumen will provide internet services and expertise to support the digital demands of businesses and consumers. In addition, Lumen will host Tech Talks discussing relevant technologies and workshops to help startups with their technology needs.
“My team and I are excited to partner with the Connectory as our purpose statement and fundamental reason for Lumen’s existence, is ‘to further human progress through technology. Where better to put those words into action than where we live: Chicagoland. Similarities in our missions make this partnership highly integrated as we’re aligned and focused on startups, and the IoT community. Our team is committed to support the Connectory’s community and serving businesses with our platform capabilities.” – Erec Fink, Lumen VP & GM Chicago
“We are excited to take the first step in Chicago to grow our synergies with Lumen and support the IoT innovation ecosystem with exciting new technologies and resources coming from both our organizations. Additionally the Global Connectory network will allow this partnership to grow into other regions to add value to our co-innovation communities” Dennis Boecker, Connectory Founder and Global IoT Innovation VP