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 [...]
Connecticut is gaining a reputation for its growing tech ecosystem in diverse areas including biomechanics, advanced materials, optics, alternative energy, drug development and manufacturing technology. What’s behind this? Strong collaborative relationships between innovative entrepreneurs, universities and large companies with specialized resources. For example: At the University of Connecticut, Eric Sirois, Ph.D, Biomedical Engineering founded Dura BioTech at the UConn Technology Incubator Program, and has received $400,000 in awards including a federal [...]
The October 2014 opening of the $135 million Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine at UConn Health Center‘s Farmington campus heralds a bright outlook for Connecticut’s bioscience industry (and it is just one of many projects in motion, including Cell and Genome startups). Genomics is an emerging extension of genetics that examines genetic material as an entire system, enabling scientists to explore gene-by-gene in search of [...]
Connecticut Innovations recently invested $1.5 Million in PCC Technology Group, LLC. PCC is a Software-as-a-Service company that was founded in 1994. PCC has developed horizontal public and private cloud platforms that connects mobile and business social features in a variety of areas. Currently, PCC has deployed their systems in 21 states and globally serving more than 100 million constituents. PCC’s technology has been developed for [...]
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.
Officials with Boehringer Ingelheim are finalizing a $100 million expansion in Ridgefield Connecticut. The project has lasted over the past several years, and includes a state-of-the-art pilot production plant with several different work stations. Connecticut residents can expect positive results from this projects completion, including more jobs, more tax income for local town residents, and of course, more innovation. Read more here in an article by Dirk Perrefort [...]
The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster and the Connecticut Hydrogen Fuel Cell Coalition, which are supervised by Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), have connected with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development to represent Connecticut’s hydrogen and fuel cell capabilities at Hannover Messe 2014. Hannover Messe is the premier trade show for industrial technology innovations, and is held Germany. Please find [...]
The National SBIR Conference and the 3rd annual National Innovation Summit and Showcase will be held in parallel with the 17th annual TechConnect World Conference, at the Gaylord Convention Center, June 15-18, 2014 just outside Washington DC. This information was taken from the National Innovation Summit website: National SBIR Conference The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer programs are highly competitive, [...]
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 [...]
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