New Dorm Opens at UConn,
with MakerSpace & Studios
Blood tests are used to identify a number of blood disorders, but the testing process can take several days or a week before the results are available, since the sample is sent to a central testing location. A UConn startup could make the process of testing blood much quicker with a handheld device that can […]Read More
The UConn Entrepreneurship and Innovation Society will be hosting the second annual HackUConn event on March 24th into the 25th in NextGen 012. A hackathon is an event that promotes a collaborative effort among teams to innovate and invent. The HackUConn event aims to bring together motivated students, industry sponsors, and experienced mentors to encourage […]Read More
NextGen Infrastructure has recently been highlighted in the Hartford Business Journal, see the article here. A new company, created by a pair of UConn graduate students, is developing an innovative technique using sensors to monitor the performance of bridges. The Department of Transportation monitors key aspects of a bridge’s health to make sure they remain safe. […]Read More
Friday, March 24th, 2017
06:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Storrs CampusNextGen Makerspace
HackUConn2017: Living with Allergies, Reimagining the Solution, is an event where participants collaborate over the duration of a weekend to develop innovations in the field of allergies. Throughout the weekend there are mentors, speakers, and prototyping tools to assist students in developing their solutions. Students from all majors and skills are welcome! The skills developed, the connections provided, and the one of a kind experience proves to be invaluable for all participants.
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Join the Competiton
Innovation Quest (iQ) wants to help you turn your idea into a prototype into a company. The purpose of this competition is to provide student entrepreneurs with the opportunity of chasing after that idea they always wonder about, and actually turning it into a real business. While students can apply to the Innovation Quest competition at any time, we highly encourage participation in each of the Innovation Quest Workshops we hold at the University of Connecticut Storrs campus.
Each workshop in the series will provide teams with all of the information they need to fine-tune their business ideas to give them an edge in the contest application. We will cover all you need to know to answer each component of the iQ application â that is, our aim is to give you what you need to learn the most about your idea, how to market it, who to market it to, and where you can expect your idea to go. Innovation Quest is not a business plan competition. It is, instead, a business competition.
Most importantly, each workshop will provide participants access to mentors â iQers, successful entrepreneurs, investors, and more! Innovation Quest builds networks and relationships that are priceless. Receiving feedback from mentors will help you sharpen your ideas, keep you constantly thinking, and provide you with the criticism you need to submit the best application you can to Innovation Quest.
Kickoff Workshop- Monday, February 13, 2017 7:00 PM ITE C80
iQ Workshop #2- Monday, February 20 6:30 PM School of Business Student Lounge
iQ Workshop #3-Monday, March 6 6:30 PM School of Business Student Lounge
iQ Workshop #4- Monday, March 20 6:30 PM School of Business Student Lounge
Monday, April 10th, 2017
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Storrs CampusThe Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
Connecticut Innovation Nights hosts First New Product Showcase Event in Collaboration with UConnâs Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and Office of Public Engagement
Free Event Taps Power of Social Media to Drive Visibility for Local Entrepreneurs
Storrs, CT (April 10, 2017) -- On Monday April 10, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the Ballard Institute and the Museum of Puppetry in Storrs will host the first CT Innovation Night (CTIN), a free monthly product launch showcase and networking event. The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry is one of Americaâs hidden treasuresâa superb collection of over 2,500 puppets from all over the world; an archive of books, manuscripts, posters, drawings, audio-visual materials and photographs all covering the history of puppetry. The Institute also offers workshops, museum tours, artistsâ forums, film showings, performances, and other events and programs that promote the art of puppetry as a twenty-first-century art form with deep historic and global roots.
âCT Innovation Nights is a nomadic event, stemmed out of the Boston region and now entering the Connecticut market, with aspirations to partner with companies that support entrepreneurs and innovators across the state,â said Angelina Capalbo, licensee of CT Innovation Nights. âUConn and itâs School of Fine Arts and School of Business are a perfect partner to help get our events off of the ground here in Connecticut. Located just off UConnâs main campus in an area called Storrs Center, a mixed-use center in town where an eclectic mix of restaurants, shops, offices, homes, walkways, and green spaces create a connected, thriving community for everyone in the region.â
CT Innovation Nights events are free to attend, but attendees are asked to âtellâ someone else, either through a blog post, a tweet, a Facebook mention, or simply by talking with a friend about the cool products they see. Register in advance on our website at http://ct.innovationnights.com. A single event can generate hundreds of tweets, blog posts, status updates, online video and pictures. The products being presented in April are currently being recruited and submissions are now being accepted.
CT Innovation Nights (CTIN) offers an opportunity for people interested in innovative new products to connect live and online in Connecticut. For companies, the Innovation Nights community offers increased online and social media visibility as well as an opportunity to showcase in front of a supportive live audience. Each month, companies bring new products to the event and the social media community helps spread the word. The events have helped to launch more than 750 local products in the past seven years. Follow CTIN on Facebook Twitter and Linkedin or visit the website at http://ct.innovationnights.com.