Connecticut Innovations will make investments from the $200 million CBIF over the next 10 years in the form of grants, equity investments and loans to speed commercializable bioscience breakthroughs to market. Start-ups and early stage businesses may apply for secured convertible loans or equity. Accredited colleges and universities together with non-profits (Academics) may apply for royalty bearing grant funding up to $500,000.
Snapshot of common characteristics
CI seeks technology-based companies based in Connecticut or willing to move here. We look for innovators in our core areas of expertise: bioscience, IT, clean tech, photonics and advanced materials. While we’re flexible when evaluating a potential partner, we also look for:
Majority of the company must have a Connecticut presence
Companies currently developing a technology
Non-recurring revenue from non-grant sources of less than $2 million
Affiliates or subsidiaries of larger companies, or those that are controlled by common owners from larger companies, are not eligible for pre-seed funding. Meeting the requirements above does not guarantee funding.