Miami To Host First Microsoft Innovation Center
"The opening of the Microsoft Innovation Center in Miami signals our commitment to providing our cities and local communities with resources and technology that help spur economic development and create opportunities for shared learning," said Sanket Akerkar, vice president of Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft. "By building the center in the heart of Miami and making it available to the people, especially youth and students, we’re helping empower the city to become a more prosperous place to live and work."
Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) in Greece.
It will also serve as the flagship technology center connecting Miami to key communities in the Latin American (LATAM) region, and a blueprint for other U.S.-based MIC locations to follow. Microsoft hasn't said which other cities are on its radar, just that it wants to establish several locations throughout the country.
The Miami MIC will target four primary audiences. They include academia, startups, government, and local and LATAM community. Each audience will have access to certain resources and help. For example, the Miami MIC will provide entrepreneurs and startups with access to skills and development training, mentoring, and networking opportunities, as well as membership into Microsoft BizSpark.