Higher Education Initiative

The charge of the Higher Education Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative is to strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship within Connecticut’s public and private higher education institutions while fostering collaboration and providing economic value to Connecticut.

To develop a strategic roadmap for this new initiative, CTNext will form a working group consisting of the presidents of Connecticut’s public and private colleges and universities, or their designees. The group, which will be co-chaired by one representative each from a private and public college or university, will send its strategic roadmap to CTNext’s board of directors for approval. Once the plan is approved, the board will elect an advisory committee made up of public and private school officials and student representatives. This new committee will advise the CTNext board of directors as it deploys $2 million each year to projects and initiatives that fit the priorities identified in the strategic roadmap.

For more information about the initiative, contact Glendowlyn Thames, executive director of CTNext, at glendowlynthames@ctinnovations.com.


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