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Siemens gives CT community colleges $315M worth of manufacturing software

(Hartford Courant, 3/27/17) — Siemens, a German manufacturing and electronics company, is giving the state’s community colleges manufacturing and product design software with a commercial value of $315 million. “This is great news for our system but especially for our students,” said Mark Ojakian, president of Connecticut State Colleges &…

FuelCell officials hope proposed legislation will aid energy procurement in CT

(New Haven Register, 2/22/17) – Officials at FuelCell Energy are hopeful a piece of legislation promoting the use of fuel cells the Danbury-based company produces will have a positive impact on future energy procurement efforts by Connecticut’s electric utilities. Company officials have been pressing for state officials to find ways to…

DoD announces award of new Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Innovation Center; CCAT a nonprofit partner

(EIN News, 1-14-2017) Today, the Department of Defense awarded the 14th Manufacturing USA institute – the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Innovation Hub – to American Robotics, Inc. The eighth DoD-led institute, the ARM Institute joins the Manufacturing USA network in its collective effort to help revitalize American manufacturing and incentivize companies…

CT’s fuel cell sector to deliver powerful economic helping hand

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut’s fuel cell sector, currently among the leaders nationally, has the potential to deliver a powerful helping hand to the state’s economy if the fuel cell industry follows the anticipated growth path, according to a recent study conducted by the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis (CCEA)…

Report: CT’s tech-driven economy a player nationally

(HBJ, 12/6/2016) — Innovation plays a critical role in Connecticut and its five Congressional districts, according to a new nationwide study by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. ITIF, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank for science and technology policy, examined 20 indicators of the innovation-driven high-tech economy — both traditional economic…