Approved projects under way with Elm City Innovation Collaborative in New Haven, Hartford/East Hartford Innovation Places, Innovate Stamford and Thames River Innovation Place
Rocky Hill, Conn. – November 16, 2017 – CTNext, Connecticut’s go-to resource for entrepreneurial support, today announced that grant agreements with all Innovation Places winners have now been finalized, clearing the way for each team to begin executing against approved projects outlined in their proposals.
“With grant agreements in place, the four Innovation Places designees are now moving forward to the execution phase, and we are excited to gauge and follow their progress,” said Glendowlyn Thames, executive director of CTNext. “Working collaboratively with each region’s leadership team, we’ve identified the initial projects that will be the focus during the first phase, many of which are already well under way.”
Since awarding Innovation Places designations to the Elm City Innovation Collaborative in New Haven, Hartford/East Hartford Innovation Places, Innovate Stamford and Thames River Innovation Place, the teams have been honing in on the first phase of projects using funds both from the Innovation Places program and raised from private sources.
On Thursday, January 18, 2018, CTNext will host a launch event for the designated Innovation Places from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven. To register, visit http://www.eiseverywhere.com/januaryctnext. The event is free and open to the public.
Information on the approved projects for each Innovation Places designee is available on the CTNext website. For more detail on each region’s project plans, please visit https://ctnext.com/innovation-places/.
CTNext is Connecticut’s go-to resource for entrepreneurial support. The goal of the program is to build a more robust community of entrepreneurs and to accelerate startup growth by providing access to talent, space, industry expertise, services, skill development and capital to foster innovation and create jobs for people in Connecticut. CTNext launched in 2012 and has more than 1,900 members in its network. To learn more, visit www.ctnext.com.
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