New Haven, CT– April 25, 2017 – The Elm City Innovation Collaborative today announced its selection as a finalist in CTNext’s Innovation Places program.
Along with six other applicants, Elm City Innovation Collaborative will vie for a federal Implementation Grant that will help establish New Haven as an Innovation Place.
“Today is a significant step forward in my administration’s ongoing effort to transform New Haven into a center of innovation and business growth,” said Mayor Toni N. Harp. “We’re delighted to know our application was received so favorably, and we’re honored to be a finalist in the process.
We thank the CTNext Board of Directors and the city’s legislative delegation – led by Senator Martin Looney – for creating the program and look forward to sharing more details of our vision as we move forward in the process.”
Innovation Places is a CTNext-run program created to help the state’s communities become centers for entrepreneurism and innovation, magnets for talent, and launching points for growth-stage companies.
The program will ultimately distribute $30 million over a period of five years to the winning cities and communities to support implementation of their strategic plans.
“With so many worthwhile applications, we congratulate New Haven on being named an Innovation Places finalist and we look forward to learning more about their vision, team and approach in the coming weeks,” said Glendowlyn Thames, executive director of CTNext.
A public presentation on the Elm City Innovation Collaborative and site visit will be held on Monday, May 1, 2017 at noon at 195 Church Street, New Haven. Grant winners will be announced in June.