Providing easy access to Connecticut’s advanced manufacturing and engineering resources.
The Technology Labs Assistance Program (TLAP) is designed to provide Connecticut’s entrepreneurs and businesses with easy access to the collective resources of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), Goodwin College, and the University of Hartford (participating organizations).
By submitting a single online application, project requests will be received and evaluated by all of the participating organizations. Each organization has unique capabilities in the form of specialized equipment, technology, and expertise that can potentially help grow your business.
Within 30 days of submitting your request, a quote will be sent from the organization(s) best suited to meet your project needs. You have the option to engage with the organization of your choice and may also elect not to proceed with the project. There is no obligation whatsoever.
“It’s exciting to have a platform in place where Connecticut’s entrepreneurs can gain quick and easy access to the vast array of advanced manufacturing resources in the area,” said Paul Striebel, an Entrepreneurial Services Specialist at CCAT.
“The desire of the TLAP program partners to avail their incredible technology to Connecticut’s startups is bound to have a profound impact on many businesses ability grow and develop new products,” he added.
Any Connecticut company or entrepreneur may submit a TLAP project application.
Businesses specifically located in East Hartford or Hartford may be eligible to receive a significant TLAP project subsidy through the generosity of CTNext and the Connecticut Innovation Places Program.
All applications received will be assessed to determine if the proposed project is aligned with the program’s goals and consistent with the equipment and capabilities of the participating organizations. Typical project requests will include, but are not limited to the following:
- Engineering design services
- Prototype development
- 3-D printing
- Part fabrication
- Process testing and analysis
- Reverse engineering and inspection services
- Research to support proof of principle
- Process improvement
- Commercialization services
- Tooling development and manufacture
- Technical assessments on manufacturing and engineering challenges
HOW TO APPLY
Find out more about the Technology Labs Assistance Program (TLAP) or fill out an application.