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

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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 [...]

February 2015 Member News Highlights

UConn has been awarded $300K by the National Science Foundation to create its Accelerate UConn program, to be housed in Farmington’s Cell & Genome Sciences building which is being expanded. The award also designates UConn as an I-Corps Site (academic institutions engaging multiple local teams in order to transfer technology to the business world.) Entrepreneurs and innovators with new products developed at UConn will have [...]

CT Lawmakers team with Google to help local businesses get online

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.

Louis Chenevert Keeps UTC ablaze with strategy and focus

United Technologies Corporation, located in Hartford, has lead by example and been a powerful force in the American economy. With a focus on innovation and imagination, UTC has managed to increase dividend payouts and increase shareholder value by 200%.  Chairman Louis Chenevert has managed to keep UTC not just profitable, but cutting-edge. Read how this remarkable company does it, and the latest technology they have been [...]

Trent Molter of Sustainable Innovations Shares His Experiences recently interviewed Trent Molter of Sustainable Innovations about his experience in the industry, how Sustainable Innovations got founded, and their newest products. Read the full interview here.  

End of Year Report from Matthew Nemerson

For 10 years, I have written to you about the annual achievements of the Connecticut Technology Council.  Your support as members and sponsors have made it possible to fashion the CTC as a persistent, loud and persuasive voice for the nearly 2,500 technology companies and service provider firms in the state.  This year is no different, except for one thing: this will be my last [...]

Looking for Innovative Ways to Find Great Talent in CT?

The HR Leaders Collaborative is hosting a special Human Resources Leadership Summit on Friday, September 27th. Leaders and talent from throughout the state will be assembling in Westbrook for The People Paradigm: Releasing the Potential for Growth & Innovation to be held at the Water's Edge from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

West Hartford Industrial Design Studio Reimagines The Light Switch

A small team, working from a smartly cluttered design studio at Legrand's offices here, wants you to think about your light switches.

Connecticut to Boost Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in 2013

Yesterday evening, Connecticut Energy Commissioner Daniel Etsy, along with other state officials at the EVConnecticut Expo in Middletown, announced an exciting plan to dramatically improve the state’s relationship with electric vehicles.