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Naval and Maritime Consortium



Alexandra Halvordson



Executive Director



Naval and Maritime Consortium





Describe your program (<500 characters)

The NMC supports the growth of small and mid-sized companies working in the submarine/defense and offshore wind supply chains. We work with the prime contractors to convey business opportunities, reduce red tape, improve communication, and help give companies the tools they need to succeed. The NMC is funded by Thames River Innovation Places, a project made possible by CTNext.


What are the coolest, most popular features of your program? (<500 characters)

The NMC is connecting an ecosystem of the vast yet disparate maritime stakeholders CT and the region. We host several meetings and events, that lead to new connections and new business. Popular events in 2019 include a presentation given by Electric Boat on their "Strategic Sourcing" offload of 4.2M man-hours of manufacturing annually for 10+ years; a networking event with the CT Port Authority on the Thames River Water Taxi past Electric Boat, Naval Submarine Base NLON, New London's State Pier and Ft. Trumbull (despite the rain!); a workshop by StoryMatters on refining your business pitch; how to take advantage of the Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board's programs for workforce development in the manufacturing sector; an overview of UConn's technology insertion and workforce development resources; a tour and introduction to the resources at the CT Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT); and more.


What impact did your program make is 2019? (<500 characters)


What people are saying about Naval and Maritime Consortium ...

 The Naval and Maritime Consortium is leveraging a once in a generation investment in undersea technologies to foster a diverse maritime economy in the region. The Consortium is a fastmoving network of member companies that communicate and collaborate freely to create and pursue opportunities critical to expanding and diversifying the local maritime ecosystem.We are a professional organization that promotes economic development amongst undersea and maritime supply chain companies across the region through targeted activities in business development, strategic partnering, workforce development and industry representation.  

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