CTNext’s Innovation Places program is the state’s most ambitious effort to catalyze technological innovation that leads to economic growth.
Entrepreneurship, tech transfer, workforce development and retention - the driving force behind much of Connecticut's tech growth is higher education.
CTNext Partners provides funding for programs designed to help entrepreneurs grow businesses, jobs, and revenues in Connecticut. Find out how your organization can qualify for a grant up to $100,000.
The Entrepreneur Innovation Awards (EIA) help find promising and innovative startups and provide cash to help them move their ideas to the next level.
CTNext’s network of experienced mentors includes serial entrepreneurs, angel investors, experts in corporate finance, marketing, operations and more.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Acceleration and Commercialization program is to increase the participation of Connecticut-based firms in federal SBIR and STTR grant programs.
The Technology Talent Bridge (TTB) internship program is a grant opportunity for Connecticut small businesses to provide funding for the hire of student interns. The program aims to develop a talent “bridge” between the small business and the student, to ultimately create jobs.
The Growth Company Grants program provides funding for Connecticut early-stage companies that have achieved some success to help them move to the next level, specifically offering support for strategic projects and customer acquisition.
The Entrepreneur Learner’s Permit program encourages entrepreneurship and job growth in our state. The program provides up to $1,500 in reimbursements for costs first-time entrepreneurs incur in information technology, biotechnology, and green technology industries.
Did you know that entrepreneurs and companies have raised more than $34 billion and created 270,000 jobs around the world because of crowdfunding?
Connecticut Innovations administers the Angel Investor Tax Credit Program, which allows angels an opportunity to receive a tax credit by investing in a qualified Connecticut business.