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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 446

February Session, 2018

 

LCO No. 1996

 

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Referred to Committee on COMMERCE

 

Introduced by:

 

(CE)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE BIOSCIENCE SECTOR IN CONNECTICUT.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (Effective from passage) (a) Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, in collaboration with the Department of Economic and Community Development, shall develop (1) a short and long-term strategic plan for the bioscience sector in Connecticut, and (2) a marketing and promotional strategy to complement such strategic plan.

(b) In developing such strategic plan, Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated and the department shall (1) evaluate the state's current assets, strengths and weaknesses as they relate to the bioscience sector; (2) consider the findings of the report on bioscience metrics completed pursuant to special act 17-2 and the report on the state's bioscience education pipeline completed pursuant to special act 17-20; and (3) solicit input from bioscience industry stakeholders, including, but not limited to, institutions of higher education, bioscience businesses located within and outside the state, and the Connecticut Health Data Collaborative established under section 2-124a of the general statutes.

(c) Such marketing and promotional strategy shall include, but need not be limited to, the following items: (1) An Internet web site designed to attract researchers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, research institutions, health systems, health data companies and other bioscience-related entities to the state by advertising the strengths of the state to such persons, providing links to resources in the state for such persons, and including links to such persons and institutions of higher education located in the state; (2) a social media plan; (3) metrics for evaluating the success of the state's marketing and promotional efforts; and (4) an estimated cost of and potential funding sources for the implementation of such strategy.

(d) Not later than January 1, 2019, Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated shall submit a report including such strategic plan and a description of such marketing strategy to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to commerce, the Connecticut Health Data Collaborative and the Commission on Economic Competitiveness, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To require Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated and the Department of Economic and Community Development to develop a short and long-term strategic plan for the bioscience sector in Connecticut, along with a marketing and promotional plan to complement the strategic plan.

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