Connecticut Innovations Inc., the state’s quasi-public technology investment arm, is looking for professionals to help launch its new program to help companies start and grow in the state.

CI has issued two requests for qualifications, or RFQs, for entities to assist in implementing the Innovation Ecosystem, one of several new initiatives being launched under CI’s plan to invest $250 million over the next five years. This program will be supported with $4.8 million in the first year.

One RFQ invites organizations that can undertake elements of the program, including day-to-day management; developing and managing venture competitions, mentor networks and talent-matching services, and monitoring performance. The other seeks advisers to develop and manage “innovation hubs.”

Submission deadlines are Feb. 23 and March 1, respectively. For information, visit