The Chesapeake Innovation Center
(CIC) is Anne Arundel County's business incubator. Located in the "informatics corridor" of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, the CIC focuses the power of entrepreneurship on America's most pressing security requirements. By creating a bridge between major users of security technology and small companies at the forefront of innovation, the CIC, its partners and member companies are able to offer significant advancements in the areas of informatics, physical and cyber security technologies.
The CIC has partnerships strategic to America's national security which include public and private sector entities. CIC sources and screens early stage technology companies and connects those that match the desired criteria to a valuable network of industry leading "partners" in these sectors. Current partners include Northrop Grumman Corporation, ARINC, the National Security Agency, Next Century Corporation, The Boeing Company and Athlone Global Security.
CIC also mentors selected early stage technology companies and provides these "member" companies a menu of services to help them address the needs of growing companies including customer contracts, funding, staffing, subject matter experts, clearances, government contracting issues, and office facilities.
The CIC is the intersection of innovation, patriotism and capitalism.
: The Chesapeake Innovation Center harnesses the power of entrepreneurship to help safeguard America by fostering and exposing innovative solutions to the homeland security marketplace.
: The CIC is America's leading business accelerator for the converging intelligence and homeland security industries. Attracting and delivering value to technology innovators, integrators, and buyers, the CIC serves as a hub for technology commercialization focusing on the security, communications, and informatics technology sectors to generate and support new business creation and growth in Anne Arundel County.