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Innovation Ecosystem Initiative Launched with Two RFQs

First-year funding of $4.8 million available to build new Connecticut entrepreneur support infrastructure with statewide and local elements

Connecticut Innovations (CI), the state’s quasi-public authority responsible for technology-based economic development, today announced it has launched the Connecticut Innovation Ecosystem (Innovation Ecosystem) initiative and issued two requests for qualifications (RFQs) for entities to assist with implementation of this initiative. The Innovation Ecosystem is one of several new initiatives being launched by CI under its recently announced plan to deploy $250 million over the next five years, including $125 million in new funding from the State of Connecticut. The Innovation Ecosystem will be supported with $4.8 million in the first year from this pool of new State funding.

For more information about the Connecticut Innovation Ecosystem, contact Casey Pickett, DECD director of innovation, at To access the RFQs, click here or go to


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