The event honors 2014 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award winners in CT and provides a wonderful opportunity to network with Connecticut business owners, Connecticut Innovations staff, and featured keynote speaker Ms. Catherine Smith, Commissioner, CT Department of Economic and Community Development. CEO Jerry Salan (pictured left) accepted the award from Glendowlyn Thames, Director, Small Business Innovation Group, CT Innovations (center) and Philip Siuta, CFO and acting CEO, CT Innovations (right).
Connecticut Innovations (CTI) is the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies. In addition to receiving two SBIR Acceleration Grants, we have received other grants from CTI, including:
- Two Technology Talent Bridge Grants – affording the opportunity to retain talented youth in CT by reimbursing internship and co-op wages
- Small Business Innovation and Diversification Program (SBIDP) Grant – enabling facilitation of a commercial process demonstration of a material of interest to both DoD and Pharma applications.
We are grateful for CTI’s past and continued support for our company. Their support has allowed us to recruit talented youth, advance our R&D efforts with the SBIR program, and diversify our portfolio of services. We look forward to continuing our relationship with CTI.