Licensing Connecticut: “State Of Innovation”

Tomorrow, a record 10,000 folks will flood the Westport Library and Jesup Green. The 5th annual Mini Maker Faire (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) is a showcase for creativity, energy, and way cool geekitude. Every year it attracts tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, artists, hobbyists, engineers, scientists, students, teachers, food artisans and exhibitors.

It’s innovation at its best.

Founder and co-chair Mark Mathias has been a tireless advocate for the Mini Maker Faire. Now he wants everyone to know just how innovative the Library, Westport — and all of Connecticut — are.

He sold the Department of Motor Vehicles on the idea for a new license plate. It says “Connecticut: State of Innovation.” A cute little robot-type figure perches in the corner.

Connecticut innovation license plate

A minimum of 400 people must sign up for the plate to be manufactured.

Tomorrow, you can be one of them. Just stop by the Mini Maker Faire’s Remarkable STEAM booth, for more information.

Sure, license plates are pretty low-tech for the Mini Maker Faire. But odds are good you’ll see some very intriguing ideas for vehicles tomorrow, too.

You might even call them “innovative.”

7 responses to “Licensing Connecticut: “State Of Innovation”

  1. Love this!! Can I sign up for one of these plates online? Great article!! Go CT!

    • Mark Mathias

      Alli,

      So far, we are only signing people up at Saturday’s Westport Mini Maker Faire. Please stop by the Remarkable STEAM booth!

      – Mark Mathias

  2. Now, if Governor Malloy would only abide by innovative thinking as it relates to keeping innovative companies from fleeing the state!

  3. Nancy Hunter Wilson

    An excellent idea that would really throw a wrench into the old license plate game we (all?) played as kids travelling across the country! B.C. had plates made during the 2010 Games as a commemoration.
    I hope you get the 400 needed!

  4. CT: HERE WE STRANGLE BUSINESS or
    CT: YOU WILL LEAVE IN DROVES or
    CT: HOME OF THE WORST STATE CAPITAL
    And all of these the subject of many articles.

    But Westport is awesome!