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Connecticut Must Press For Best Broadband

Bruce Carlson, CTC President & CEO, in response to the 2/7 Broadband article in Saturday’s Courant, penned this letter the editor: Must Press For Best Broadband Regarding the Feb. 7 Page 1 story “Broadband Lacks Broad Reach: Businesses A Focus Of Debate On Access”: Thanks to the hard work of our broadband providers, Connecticut is an enviably wired state. However, because other states’ IT investments will [...]

College Students: Apply Now for 2016 NSI Technology Scholarship

NSI IT Solutions of Naugatuck has announced this year’s scholarship for students in computer science, IT, and related disciplines. Two of Connecticut’s best and brightest students will receive $500 towards education costs for the Fall 2016 semester. The only requirements are to complete an online form and attach proof of admission into a Connecticut-based college or University, with a major in one of the following disciplines: Information Systems Information Technology Computer [...]

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO: A view on the departure of GE to Boston

While fresh in our minds, I’d like to weigh in on the decision by GE to move its corporate headquarters to Boston.  This not good news for Connecticut, but rather than policy makers pointing fingers at each other and joining in the “blame game”, we should stand back and look at what GE is saying. Let’s take the time to understand what GE is saying [...]

2016 CT Medal of Technology – Call for nominations, due March 11, 2016

In 2016, the Connecticut Medal of Technology, Connecticut’s highest honor to recognize extraordinary technological achievements in fields crucial to Connecticut’s economic competitiveness and social-well-being, will be awarded. This Medal recognizes an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the development and widespread implementation of technology in one or more of these areas:  process and/or product innovation; technology transfer; advanced manufacturing; and technology management.  The award [...]

Tech Industry Public Policy Agenda has been Drafted – CTC Member Meetings

Presenting the 2016 Public Policy Agenda for the Technology Community Bring your lunch and join CTC directors and members as we gather for networking and a presentation on policy updates & CTC’s 2016 Public Policy Agenda. One of CTC’s goals is to help create an environment in Connecticut where technology businesses can start, thrive and grow. The 2016 legislative session officially begins on February 3 and so CTC’s Public Policy Task Force has [...]

LLM in Intellectual Property Law and Information Governance – New UCONN Degree Program

The University Of Connecticut Board of Trustees voted in December 2015 to approve a new academic degree program at UConn School of Law: an LLM in Intellectual Property Law and Information Governance. It will be the only master of laws program in intellectual property offered in Connecticut, and the only one in New England with a focus on policy and global intellectual property law. More here: [...]

Five Governors Meet on New England’s Energy Infrastructure

Governor Dannel Malloy initiated April 23rd’s closed-door energy summit in Hartford with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Maine Gov. Paul R. LePage, Rhode Island Gov. Gina M. Rainmondo, and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, to discuss initiatives for more fully utilizing New England’s natural resources to produce cleaner and more cost efficient energy. Connecticut is one of the region’s three main load centers for heating and electricity, along [...]

Biotech Thriving in Branford

New Haven and Farmington may be the first locations we associate with Connecticut’s biotech industry, but don’t forget Branford, the shoreline town that has quietly added dozens of startup bioscience firms over the last 30 years. “Historically, Branford has been — in addition to New Haven — a place where bioscience has gotten a foothold.”  Susan Froshauer, president and CEO of Connecticut bioscience advocate CURE. Some [...]

BioScience ClubhouseCT – March 31

Attend on Tuesday, March 31, when Bioscience ClubhouseCT presents Detecting and Clarifying Complex Single-Cell Immunological Data for patients and clinicians at The Study at Yale in New Haven, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. Sean Mackay, CEO of IsoPlexis will lead the discussion, co-founder of the novel biotech assay and diagnostics venture with Yale Professor Dr. Rong Fan. IsoPlexis is developing software and cell analysis which harnesses cell [...]

Member Meetings

The Connecticut Technology Council is hosting Member Meetings across the state in order to collect ideas on how it might better serve its members and shape future programming. Because CTC members reside in all four corners of the state we have scheduled three different member meetings in three different cities, we hope to see all of our members at the location closest to them. Bruce [...]