New business incubator opens at UB: Offices, research facilities, other support available to technology ventures
CTech IncUBator, Fairfield County’s newest incubator for high-tech start-ups, is now open for business and has started accepting applications from technology ventures.
The incubator is located at 250 Myrtle Street, Bridgeport, on the UB campus. Its 2,400 square-foot space will house up to six technology start-ups in the information technology, digital media, advanced materials, clean technology and other technology industry sectors.
CTech IncUBator is a partnership between the University of Bridgeport, United Illuminating Company, and Connecticut Innovations (CI), the State of Connecticut’s leading investor in emerging-technology ventures. CI opened its first technology business incubator in New Haven at Science Park at Yale in 2008.
Ventures selected for the incubator will be able to tap into the strong business relationships and expertise of the incubator’s partners while being provided with offices and conference facilities and access to university research and other state-of-the-art resources, staff, and faculty.
“The University of Bridgeport has a long tradition of supporting the state’s entrepreneurs,” said Dr. Gad Selig, associate dean, business development and outreach at the University of Bridgeport. “The CTech IncUBator provides entrepreneurs unaffiliated with UB an excellent opportunity to benefit from the expertise on campus.”
About Connecticut Innovations Inc.
Connecticut Innovations (CI) is a quasi-public organization dedicated to driving a vibrant, entrepreneurial, technology-based economy in Connecticut. CI stimulates high-tech growth by investing in: early-stage Connecticut technology companies; university/industry research collaborations; technology transfer; and, clean energy initiatives through the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. CI also fosters collaboration among government, business, nonprofit and academic organizations to advance technology growth and promotes public policies consistent with CI’s mission. For more information on CI, please visit www.ctinnovations.com.
About Connecticut’s CTech Incubators
Connecticut Innovations, in partnership with Yale University, LaunchCapital and the United Illuminating Co., spearheaded the launch of the first CTech technology business incubator in October 2008 as part of CI’s Pre-Seed Support Services Program. This New Haven incubator is located at Science Park at Yale University. CTech IncUBator@University of Bridgeport is the second enterprise available on campus.”
About the University of Bridgeport
The University of Bridgeport offers career-oriented undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees and award-winning academic programs in a culturally diverse learning environment that prepares graduates for leadership in an increasingly interconnected world. There are 400 full- and part-time faculty members, including Fulbright Scholars, National Science Foundation Fellows, Ford Fellows, National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows, American Council for Learned Societies Scholars, and Phi Beta Kappa Scholars. A variety of online courses and certificate programs are also available. The University is independent and non-sectarian. For more information on UB, please visit www.bridgeport.edu.
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