In a recent post I mentioned (and linked to a video containing student entrepreneurs) on the CTiHUB. It plays an important role and is a critical component to building innovative collaborations statewide. The CTiHUB connects innovation stakeholders to promote economic and business development. Innovation stakeholders are high tech small businesses, large corporations, research institutions, universities, federal and state agencies.
It’s being used by a growing number of those in the private sector engaged in innovation and growing biz dev relationships to facilitate stronger collaborations even though it is still in Beta phase. You’ll find students, academics and private companies engaged in various innovation activities and projects on the site which offers public and private meeting spaces – designated groups - shared documents – video sharing.
These collaboration areas offer:
- to be either "private" or "public" -- some want it one way, others the opposite
- fine grained "access control" where varying roles can be set up for different users
- to store documents and have them all indexed and searchable
- individual calendars, ticketing and even work plans that users can manage
- email pushes that aggregate updates across many projects
No surprise that we’re using the CTiHUB collaboration tools here at Nerac to build our new biz incubation environment and relationships with UConn and Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU).
The UConn School of Engineering has set up numerous UCONN Senior Design Projects between students and industry, as well as the UConn Office of Technology Transfer (OTC). CTiHUB is being used by the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) to engage with their teams. And Sikorsky Innovations group is currently using the CTiHUB for their STEM Challenge with five high schools in Connecticut.