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 [...]

UConn to Supercharge Energy Research Efforts

The University of Connecticut will seek to advance affordable and sustainable energy technologies with the help of a new energy research institute with Fraunhofer USA announced today by state and international officials.

Business Incubator Revs Up at Fairfield University

Up to five local entrepreneurs will get to launch their businesses at the new Fairfield University Accelerator and Mentoring Enterprise when the business incubator program starts up in September.

UConn Marks Eco-Friendly Water Plant Opening

The University of Connecticut will celebrate Wednesday the opening of a $25 million reclaimed water facility that will save hundreds of thousands of gallons of drinking water, the school announced.

“Next Generation Connecticut” Seeks to Restore State’s Image as Global Innovator

NextGenCT130411a101“Connecticut used to lead the world when it came to innovation — we had more patents, more groundbreaking discoveries than anywhere else in the world. Somewhere along the way the world caught up. This is about to change,” announced Governor Dannel Malloy proudly on Thursday, June 20th, as he signed the Next Generation Connecticut bill into law in Hartford.

Advanced Manufacturing Programs Take Root in the Community College Network

An unattributed article appearing in the Hartford Business Journal reports that the State Bond Commission has awarded a total of 7.3 million dollars to three Connecticut colleges in order to be able to increase and expand their advanced manufacturing programs.

Bringing together industry, universities, and the federal government to invest in the emerging technologies

President Obama announced the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership. A proposal with $500 million behind it to jump start the collaboration between industry, universities, and the federal government to invest in the emerging technologies.

Connecticut to launch University Research Park in Storrs

UConn Research Park announcement is a great prelude to the CVG-UConn event on 5/25 re: technology commercialization with a particular eye towards utilization of academic resources available in our top universities.