Advanced Manufacturing

From entrepreneurs to global giants, Connecticut's manufacturers continue to innovate – with lots of state help.

Encapsulate – Using Tech to Find the Right Cancer Treatment More Quickly

Encapsulate, an early-stage company founded by three graduate students at the University of Connecticut School of Engineering, was named last November as one of only two winners of the 2019 International Space Station U.S. Laboratory and Boeing “Technology in Space” Prize.


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What is the ecosystem?

The entrepreneurial ecosystem is the community of support for Connecticut’s entrepreneurs and innovators. A network of organizations and institutions that provide programs and resources, the ecosystem helps to fund, advise, inspire and connect entrepreneurs to the help they need. In addition to helping individual entrepreneurs, CTNext’s mission is to serve as a catalyst in expanding and improving the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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CT Facts and Figures.


most innovative economy in U.S. (Bloomberg 2020)

Hartford – 5th

best city in U.S. for young entrepreneurs (LendingTree 2020)


best U.S. city for women entrepreneurs (Seek Business Capital 2019)