Strong connections and networking relationships among the Connecticut Technology Community are a primary focus of CTC’s mission. In addition our in-person networking opportunities, CTC has a variety of online networking available to foster discussions and connections among the technology community.
Linked In Groups
We have several groups on LinkedIn, some by cluster and some by networking group or program. They are a great way to get Connecticut, industry specific and customized news.
The Connecticut Technology Council is a member and supporter of many organizations and associations that support the Connecticut Technology community. Please visit their sites and learn about them!
Great Links to other associations, organizations and friends of CTC
|ACT – The Alliance for Connecticut Technology||CCAT – Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology|
|CI – Connecticut Innovations||CERC – Connecticut Economic Resource Center|
|CURE – Connecticut United for Research Excellence||CTCSE – Connecticut Center for Science & Exploration|
|CVG – Crossroads Venture Group||DECD – CT Dept of Economic & Community Development|
|CASE – Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering||OWC – Office for Workforce Competitiveness|
|Board of Governors for Higher Education||UCONN – Office of Technology Commercialization|
|BEACON – Biomedical Engineering Alliance & Consortium||YALE University|
The Alliance for Connecticut Technology is a partnership of 14 organizations who are working together in a collaborative spirit to promote the acceleration of innovation and technology in Connecticut.
CII, CTC, CURE, CVG, CASE, Board of Governors for Higher Education, BEACON, CCAT, CDA, CERC, CTCSE, DECD, OWC, UCONN – Office of Technology Commercialization, Yale University
Connecticut Innovations provides strategic capital and operational insight to push the frontiers of high-tech industries such as energy, biotechnology, information technology, and photonics.
CURE is the educational and business support network organization for bioscience in Connecticut, with over 100 members. CURE works closely with lawmakers, policy makers, and government officials to ensure that Connecticut remains hospitable to bioscience and an attractive location for new bioscience investment.
The Crossroads Venture Group is a voluntary professional organization that is committed to connecting leading Venture Investment Professionals with high-growth emerging companies. CVG was founded in 1974 by some of this country’s pioneer venture capitalists for the purpose of creating a forum for business-venturing opportunities and soon became a significant catalyst for funding Connecticut-based entrepreneurial companies as well as generally promoting venturing activity in the State.
The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering is a private, nonprofit, public-service institution patterned after the National Academy of Sciences. The Academy identifies and studies issues and technological advances that are or should be of concern to the people of Connecticut, and provides unbiased, expert advice on science- and technology-related issues to state government and other Connecticut institutions.
The Board of Governors for Higher Education makes higher education policy, reviews public college and university missions and budgets, recommends system-wide budgets to the Governor and General Assembly, licenses and accredits academic programs and institutions (both public and independent), evaluates institutional effectiveness and coordinates programs and services between the public and independent sectors.
BEACON is incorporated as a not-for-profit trade association whose major goals are to facilitate collaborative research and industrial partnering as well as the facilitation of new developing medical technology companies. To accomplish this goal, BEACON has created a “Preferential Access Network” which provides its members access to the expertise and resources within the BEACON community.
CCAT provides services and resources to entrepreneurs and businesses and, through collaboration with industry, academia, and government, helps companies innovate and compete, thereby strengthening our nation in the global market.
The Connecticut Development Authority provides debt financing and investment capital to help businesses grow in Connecticut. They stimulate business investment and create jobs by financing companies and projects that contribute to Connecticut’s economy, technology base, intellectual capital, urban infrastructure, employment or tax revenues, and private sector financial institutions are unable to accommodate.
CERC is a nonprofit company funded primarily by utility companies. with a mission of promoting Connecticut as a competitive business location. We specialize in economic development, research and marketing for local, regional, state and utility economic development entities. CERC provides clients with the knowledge and insight they need to gain a competitive advantage.
The Connecticut Science Center represents a bold new step for Connecticut, and for America. Rising from our site along the Connecticut River in Hartford, a stunning new symbol of innovation, learning and vitality will inspire the next generation of researchers, discoverers, inventors, healers, teachers, and better informed citizens.
The Department of Economic and Community Development is the state’s lead agency for the development and implementation of policies, strategies and programs all of which are designed to enhance Connecticut’s communities and business and housing environments.
Office for Workforce Competitiveness (OWC)
The Office for Workforce Competitiveness, established in 1989 as Connecticut’s highest workforce development policy body, is charged with overseeing and improving the coordination of all education, employment and training programs in the state. The CETC has developed the state’s Human Resources Investment Goals for the 21st Century, and provides an effective vehicle to continuously develop state and local policies, processes and structures to achieve its workforce investment goals. The prior existence of the CETC positions Connecticut advantageously for implementation of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), because the composition of the Commission already closely parallels the requirements of WIA.
TECNA serves its members and the industry through its strong peer-to-peer network and its regional initiatives to raise the visibility and viability of the technology industry. TECNA represents over 40 It and Technology trade organizations who, in turn, represent more than 16,000 technology-related companies in North America.
UCONN – Office of Technology Commercialization patents and licenses inventions from research done in biotechnology, materials, engineering and other fields of research conducted at UConn. The School of Engineering has very significant strengths in advanced materials and structures, such as nanocoatings, in electrical engineering, such as novel methods for chip manufacturing, and in chemical engineering, such as shape memory polymers.
Yale University comprises three major academic components: Yale College (the undergraduate program), the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and the proessional schools. In addition, Yale encompasses a wide array of centers and programs, libraries, museams, and administrative support offices. Approximately 11,250 students attend Yale.