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RFP for CT Regenerative Medicine Research Fund

The Regenerative Medicine Research Fund (RMRF) 2016 Request for Proposal (RFP) is now live. To submit a proposal, visit here. The deadline for proposals is Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, at 5 p.m. ET.

Formerly the Connecticut Stem Cell Program, the Regenerative Medicine Research Fund is focused on translational applications and provides millions of dollars in funding each year to companies, academic and non-profit applicants who are conducting cutting-edge stem cell and regenerative medicine research that shows clinical promise. If you think your groundbreaking research can one day save hundreds of thousands of lives, apply today.

If you have any questions, reach out to regenmed@ctinnovations.com

The Grid

254grid195 Church Street, 14th Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
P 203 785 1000
The Grid is a hub commissioned as part of the State of Connecticut’s “Innovation Ecosystem” program. Entrepreneur-led, and a startup venture itself, The Grid connects high potential companies and entrepreneurs around New Haven with resources to help them grow and succeed.  Our goal is to make New Haven and Middlesex Counties the #1 place for entrepreneurs to start and grow companies.
What We Do
Our Hub’s programs include Space, Talent, Capital, Mentoring, Education, and Community – all the things high potential businesses need to grow.

Bioscience Clubhouse & Career Ladder Grant

A Physical and Virtual Gathering Place for Connecticut’s Science Entrepreneurs
The Bioscience ClubhouseCT is led by CURE and is a statewide program, founded in 2013 by the Economic Development Corporation of New Haven. At the Bioscience ClubhouseCT our mission is to help passionate entrepreneurs seeking to create sustainable science-based companies in CT. The Bioscience ClubhouseCT provides a forum for cultivating and retaining talent, building connectivity, accessing resources, creating a vibrant virtual and physical life and healthcare sciences community, and sharing the success stories and learnings of CT entrepreneurs. Together we are establishing a critical mass of science-based companies in Connecticut.
  • We partner with you to nurture good ideas forward
  • We enable access to talent and sources of capital
  • We showcase CT based companies
  • We enable physical and virtual connectivity between entrepreneurs, sellers, and buyers
Career Ladder Grant Information

Click here to download application process.

Click here for application.

Coworking Locations

regussmall760 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510
P 203 654 9675

Guilford Coworking
14 Water Street, Guilford

1253 Whitney
1253 Whitney Ave, Hamden

19th Floor, 157 Church St, New Haven

New Haven Works

New Haven Works seeks to build a middle class in an urban center and improve economic stability in all communities by providing employers with a trained and qualified workforce and connecting New Haven residents to good jobs.

205 Whitney Avenue,
1st Fl. Suite 106
New Haven, CT 06511
P 203-562-9000

Project Storefronts

256projstorefrontsstreetfair165 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
P 203 946 7172

The The City of New Haven's Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism works with individual artists/artist teams, not-for-profit arts organizations and for-profit creative entrepreneurs/start-up enterprises with missions related to the arts and the creative industries, to occupy and utilize empty retail space in imaginative and innovative ways. The pilot program encourages collaboration between artists, property owners, the New Haven Economic Development Corporation and the City of New Haven.

New Haven's goals for the project are:

  • To create visitor destinations in formerly empty spaces in order to derive new consumers into underutilized areas, increasing foot traffic and business to not only these spaces but neighboring ones as well.
  • To raise awareness of New Haven's different commercial districts and help promote underutilized spaces to potential long-term tenants which can eventually create jobs and increase the tax base.
  • To grow interest in and awareness of the arts and expand people's understanding and appreciation of creative endeavors
  • To encourage creativity to blossom and grow in New Haven
  • To enliven New Haven neighborhoods by expanding commercial activity, making the City more attractive to potential residents, businesses, students and other artists
  • To facilitate artistic, creative and/or entrepreneurial businesses.
  • To enhance New Haven's reputation as Connecticut's Creative Capital.