The United Illuminating Company (UI) of Orange is overseeing Bridgeport’s Renewable Energy Park project, while last year, Fuel Cell Energy of Danbury launched the largest fuel cell power station in the U.S. Just two reasons why Connecticut is ranked one of the nation’s top five states in the use of fuel cells and power source development. Construction on Bridgeport’s Green Energy Park will begin shortly under UI’s management, creating clean energy through fuel-cells [...]
CT Technology Council President and CEO, Bruce Carlson, shared his experiences in the public and private sector in an interview with Bob Moore at TechVoice. Mr. Carlson discussed how he would utilize his experiences and networks in government and as a business owner to build coalitions that get public policy through the general assembly. His overarching goals are to pull people together around important public policy [...]
In the last month the Connecticut Technology Council has worked tirelessly on two key issues in the CT technology community. Three years ago, the Connecticut Technology Council was at the forefront of efforts to create the Innovation Ecosystem in Connecticut. The message that we delivered to the Administration and General Assembly included a need to both increase the number of startups and the amount of available [...]
On July 15th, the House of Representatives passed HR 3086 (Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act), which bans federal, state and local governments from taxing internet access charges and assessing multiple taxes on electronic commerce. The purpose of this law was to promote and preserve the commercial, educational, and informational potential of the Internet, but the bipartisan legislation has not yet been passed by the Senate. According [...]
reSET – Social Enterprise Trust is proud to introduce CTBenefitCorp.com! The site is operated as a public service by reSET, and serves as the one stop shop for all things benefit corporation-related in Connecticut. The site was created as a resource for entrepreneurs, consumers, educators, and business professionals, allowing them to learn more about benefit corps, and the businesses that will register as benefit corps [...]
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and U.S. Congressman Jim Himes have teamed with Google to make services available for Connecticut businesses to get online and utilize technology for their businesses. Read the full article here.
While budgets tend to be extremely tight these days, National Institutes of Health leader Dr. Joan McGowan spoke at the UConn School of Medicine’s annual symposium, hosted by the Group on Women in Medicine and Science, advocating for programs to help students engage and learn as well as more funding for innovation. Read the full article here, by Maureen McGuire.
The Connecticut Technology Council in conjunction with 152 other organizations across the nation have urged the U.S Senate to pass the EXPIRE Act through the signing of the following letter to the U.S Senate. The EXPIRE Act would not only benefit a wide range of taxpayers, including associations and businesses but also individuals and non-profit organizations across the U.S. A copy of the signed letter [...]
Last night, members of the Connecticut Technology Council gave former President & CEO Matthew Nemerson a warm and sentimental farewell after his ten years of tireless service to the community. Representatives from member companies, the Board of Directors, friends, and family came together at New Haven’s BAR to thank Matthew for his decade of dedication over a few trays of the brick oven pizza that [...]
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