Connecticut Technology Sector: Strong and Getting Stronger

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Connecticut Technology Sector: Strong and Getting Stronger

The Tech Sector in Connecticut continues to set the pace for job and wage growth in the state. In a recently released report from national technology industry association, CompTIA, the Connecticut Tech Sector once again shows significant strength and growth. Tech and tech-oriented companies in Connecticut added nearly 2000 jobs in 2016, and the average wage for a tech worker is about 60% higher than [...]

Tech Earnings, Jobs Blow Away the Rest of the Labor Market | US News

In terms of jobs and salaries, a new report shows the tech sector is booming. America’s tech payrolls ballooned nearly three times faster than the country’s overall pool of employees in 2016 and carried more than 626,000 vacancies at the end of the year, according to a new study that offers a glimpse into a thriving branch of the U.S. labor market. The industry profile [...]

House passes bill broadening angel investment eligibility |

The House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill that would make more Connecticut companies eligible for angel investments. Source: House passes bill broadening angel investment eligibility |

LISTEN: The Talk of CT Interviewed CTC CEO Bruce Carlson and Women of Innovation Large Business Leadership and Innovation Award Winner, Medtronic’s Jackie Jones

Connecticut pays tribute to Women of Innovation. In this interview, Bruce Carlson, of the Connecticut Technology Council & Jackie Jones, Source: The Talk of Connecticut

Bruce Carlson: If I Knew Then | Crain’s

The Mistake: My mind was geared toward the big bang as the key thing in economic development. When I was working for various governors [in the state Office of Policy and Management] I was involved in some big negotiations with sports teams and projects. Those things make headlines, but what about when the headlines stop? Are they the sustainers of the economy? I’ve become much more [...]

The Connecticut Technology Council Announces Winners of the 13th Annual Women of Innovation Awards

HARTFORD, CT (March 29, 2017) – Fifty women from across Connecticut were honored for their innovation and leadership during the thirteenth annual Connecticut Technology Council Women of Innovation® Awards Ceremony on March 29th at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. The awards program recognized women innovators, role models and leaders in science and technology professions, including outstanding young women at the high school and collegiate level [...]

CTC Member Nutmeg Technologies Supporting Veterans – Courant Community

Nutmeg Technologies is teaming up with the Peter P. Monaco, Jr. Detachment 40 group to help prevent veteran suicide. The South Windsor company’s philanthropic committee, Nutmeg Cares, is helping further the detachment’s mission. The Hike V and Family Event will be May 20 St. Paul’s Church Commuter Lot, 2577 Main St., Glastonbury, CT. A Family event will follow at Riverfront Community Center, 300 Welles St, [...]

CTC Member Seimens grants $315M in manufacturing software to CT colleges |

Siemens, a technology company based in Munich, has provided $315 million worth of state-of-the-art manufacturing and product design software to Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU). Source: Seimens grants $315M in manufacturing software to CT colleges |

Alexion appoints biopharma veteran Hantson CEO |

New Haven-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Monday appointed a bioscience industry veteran, who was most recently president and CEO of blood-disorder drugmaker Baxalta, as its new chief executive officer. Source: Alexion appoints biopharma veteran Hantson CEO |

Analysis says Connecticut ranks high in tech innovation

Bruce Carlson, president and chief executive officer of the Connecticut Technology Council, said the state benefits from its number of colleges and the research funding they attract. “In order for there to be technology and innovation, there has to be a strong educational environment,” Carlson said, “We’ve got a lot of college students, a lot faculty members who are not only coming up with innovative [...]