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CCAT brings Connecticut delegation to global trade fair in Germany

(Metro Hartford Alliance, 4/25/17) The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, an Alliance Strategic Partner, once again is helping Connecticut’s vibrant hydrogen / fuel-cell industry take its place on the global stage at the world’s biggest industrial fair – Hannover Messe, April 24-28, in Germany. Four Connecticut manufacturers – Midsun Specialty…

Industry 4.0 Forum Highlights Opportunities for Future German Investment in Connecticut’s Manufacturing Sector

Industry 4.0 Forum Highlights Opportunities for Future German Investment in Connecticut’s Manufacturing Sector

Hartford, Connecticut, April 3, 2017:  –  Governor Dannel Malloy extended an official welcome at the State Capitol last Wednesday, March 29, 2017, to open Industry 4.0 – Opportunities and Challenges for Connecticut, a German-American Business Forum that included a large parliamentary delegation from Baden-Württemberg, Germany, members of the Connecticut business…

Public-private partnerships key to workforce development

(Hartford Business Journal, 4/3/17) Amid Connecticut’s budget woes, the state received a nice gift last week from manufacturer and electronics maker Siemens. The German conglomerate announced it is donating $315 million worth of manufacturing and product design software to the state’s community colleges to help better prepare students for advanced-manufacturing…

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…

New STEP FY ’16-’17 Program Funds Are Now Available  

(MetroHartford Alliance, 2/22/2017) The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) announced new funding opportunities for Connecticut’s State Trade and Expansion Program (STEP) for the FY ’16-’17 program year. The grant program provides funding to eligible small businesses for participation in export opportunities, including participation in Connecticut’s sponsored booths at…