Fueling Innovation: Connecticut Manufacturers Eligible for $100K Grant to Boost 3D Printing Capabilities

Fueling Innovation: Connecticut Manufacturers Eligible for $100K Grant to Boost 3D Printing Capabilities

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) announced a new initiative this week, as six Connecticut manufacturers are set to receive a collective $600,000 in grants to support the adoption of additive manufacturing. Additive Manufacturing Adoption Program (AMAP II), a competitive grant program developed by CCAT and the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund (MIF) Advisory Board to improve manufacturers’ operations and drive innovation, is open to manufacturing companies with less than 300 employees interested in enhancing their operations with new additive technologies such as high-end 3D metal and polymer printers to produce functional parts, tooling and fixtures. Each company will receive a $100,000 matching grant to be leveraged with an equal or greater amount of company funding. The application window opened Jan. 1 and will run through Feb. 29, 2024.

2023 40 Under Forty: Kristi Oki

2023 40 Under Forty: Kristi Oki

Hartford Business Journal, Aug. 21, 2023 Kristi Oki is the program innovation manager at CCAT. She launched and leads CCAT’s program management office and drives organizational improvements and innovation. Oki develops processes, tools and data analysis for state and federal programs that advance technology adoption, boost career development and empower…

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology announces appointment of Dr. Amy Thompson as Chief Training Officer

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) announces the appointment of Dr. Amy Thompson as its new Chief Training Officer (CTRO), effective September 1. Thompson will lead CCAT’s workforce, training, development and certification programs. Thompson, who is widely respected in industry and academia, joins the organization after directing Systems Engineering education programs at higher education institutions for more than a decade, the most recent at UConn. She has received funding previously for her work from the U.S. Department of Energy, AFRL, NIUVT, Pratt & Whitney, Eversource, and United Illuminating. She most recently, in 2023, led the effort at UConn to win the DoE Renew America’s Schools grant for Connecticut, working with Bridgeport Public Schools, bringing over $4M in federal resources to improve energy efficiency at some of their schools, only one of 26 awards made nationally. Thompson also contributed to the development of the new U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) at UConn, serving as an Assistant Director.

CCAT Awarded $7M to Establish DoD Digital Thread Manufacturing Lab for Northeast Defense Industrial Base

The Department of Defense’s Office of Industrial Base Policy (IBP) recently announced that it has joined forces with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) in East Hartford to fully leverage data-driven digital capabilities to improve the cost-effectiveness and responsiveness of commercial production by the supply chain to meet DoD needs. The Digital Thread Manufacturing Prototype Project will promote and speed the adoption of advanced technologies, skilled workforce development, and the integration of digital tools (especially in situ sensors and metrology capabilities) by current and prospective defense manufacturers. The project is a partnership between CCAT and IBP’s Manufacturing Capability Expansion and Investment Prioritization (MCEIP) Office.   

Pietro Rosa Group and Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Sign International Partnership Agreement

Today at the Paris Air Show, Governor Lamont announced that Pietro Rosa TBM (PRTBM) and New England Airfoil Products (NEAP) have entered into an international partnership agreement with CCAT to accelerate the adoption of additional key manufacturing technologies within the Pietro Rosa TBM Group.

New strategic collaboration to build smart manufacturing technologies for small and medium-sized manufacturers to scale business impact and compete globally

New strategic collaboration to build smart manufacturing technologies for small and medium-sized manufacturers to scale business impact and compete globally

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2023 (East Hartford, Connecticut) – The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) announced today that it has formalized its partnership with Full-Bore, a manufacturing technology company founded by Sudhi Bangalore, former Operations CTO of Stanley Black & Decker, to jointly innovate and build solutions…

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology is Named a Stanley Black & Decker Makers Grant Recipient

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology is Named a Stanley Black & Decker Makers Grant Recipient

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) announced the official launch of its Manufacturing Innovation Fund Engineering Internship Program. CCAT is partnering with the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), and innovative companies across the State, to create a vibrant student-employer community that fosters professional and personal development and exposure to rewarding careers in manufacturing.

Connecticut Launches Internship Program for Manufacturing

Connecticut Launches Internship Program for Manufacturing

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) announced the official launch of its Manufacturing Innovation Fund Engineering Internship Program. CCAT is partnering with the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), and innovative companies across the State, to create a vibrant student-employer community that fosters professional and personal development and exposure to rewarding careers in manufacturing.

Manufacturing Q&A: Bill Waseleski, President, Century Spring Manufacturing

Manufacturing Q&A: Bill Waseleski, President, Century Spring Manufacturing

Bill Waseleski shares how he solved his supply chain issue and remained competitive through free state resources, 3D printing, and the Advanced Technology Center.

Bill Waseleski hit a wall during his search for a replacement part. He wasn’t able to order it from the original manufacturer or anywhere else. The president of Century Spring Manufacturing Co. in Bristol was starting to worry that his shop’s productivity would take a dip if he didn’t find a replacement soon. READ MORE

Offshore Wind Supply Chain Directory Open for Connecticut Business Connections

Offshore Wind Supply Chain Directory Open for Connecticut Business Connections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2022 (East Hartford, Connecticut) – Today the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) announced the milestone of establishing Connecticut’s first Offshore Wind Supply Chain Directory for business connections and engagement, built in collaboration with AVANGRID’s Park City Wind, the State of Connecticut Department of Economic…