CURE recently announced plans to open CURE Innovation Commons, a new space in Southeastern Connecticut where entrepreneurs, scientists, and startups can develop ideas, access lab space, and build their businesses in a collaborative community.
“The Innovation Commons is designed to provide lab space, equipment, office and conference rooms in a service-oriented, collaborative environment. It is an ideal setting for entrepreneurs and growing companies who want to test and fund the development of the new ideas that will advance their companies,” says Susan Froshauer, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of CURE.
CURE, which serves as the bioscience association of Connecticut, is a diverse community of small and large life and healthcare sciences companies ranging from therapeutics, to healthcare technology, to medical devices. The CURE network includes universities, government agencies, scientists, educators, mentors, students, entrepreneurs, business experts, service providers, and investors. CURE participants educate, cultivate entrepreneurship, support the building of bioscience startups, and collaborate to ensure a sustainable, high-value bioscience and healthcare community that strengthens the Connecticut community.
CURE Innovation Commons will occupy approximately 22,000 square feet. Pfizer has donated the facility to CURE Innovations. A $4.2M grant from the Department of Economic and Community Development, supports The Commons renovation and early operations.
The state-of-the-art facility will bring together an impactful combination of high-end biotech research and determined entrepreneurs. The facility will include 12 wet laboratories, 19 private offices, two conference rooms, a small café, co-working and event spaces and will accommodate seven to nine growing companies and many startups.
The Innovation Commons is designed for a diverse community of entrepreneurs, innovators, and startups with high-potential value business plans in a variety of research and development interests including chemistry, pharmacology, medical devices, information technology, biomedical engineering, clinical trial-related services, agriculture, and marine science.
Memberships to the Innovation Commons are available for community entrepreneurs to enable access to co-working spaces and conference rooms. Pricing is available for day, month, and annual memberships.
To learn more about the CURE Innovation Commons, visit http://cureconnect.org/cure-innovation-commons.