Ideanomics (formerly known as Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc.) (NASDAQ: SSC), a global fintech and asset digitization services company, announced on Tuesday plans for its fintech village innovation hub. The company will transform the former UConn West Hartford campus into its global headquarters for technology and innovation.
“Fintech Village will be a walkable campus accessible to the community and designed to fit organically into the natural beauty and scale of the landscape. [The] $400 million-plus innovation hub will bring the tech jobs of the future to West Hartford and strike a balance between grand list growth and the preservation of areas for community use. [The] Site cleanup underway, and permitting process with town of West Hartford to begin soon.”
While sharing more details about the fintech village, Ideanomics Chair, Dr. Bruno Wu, at a news conference held at the neighboring University of Saint Joseph, stated:
“Nearly one year ago, I expressed our hope to call West Hartford our home. Today, I am pleased to be able to share with you the reality beyond the vision. Starting today, we take our largest step from blueprint to reality. Here in Connecticut, the front yard of the insurance and financial centers that call Connecticut and the Northeast their home.”
Alf Poor, Ideanomics CEO and President of Fintech Village, went on to add:
“We have spent the past 10 months with our partners to design a specialized workplace that will stimulate both innovation and collaboration, and be an open campus with features and benefits that West Hartford residents spoke of in their town-wide Community Visioning Process last year.”
Fintech Village will be a walkable campus accessible to the community and designed to fit organically into the natural beauty and scale of the campus’ 58-acre landscape to include the following:
- Public plazas, open green spaces and recreational features
- Boardwalks and trails through the restored natural habitat
- Environmentally friendly and energy-efficient buildings
- Traffic-calming measures on Trout Brook Drive
- Small shops and places to eat
- Enhanced parking for the Little League and Miracle League sports fields
- A community center and an art gallery.