Building a Culture
of Innovation

At UConn, entrepreneurship is a way of thinking, unrestrained by school, college, or program.

Our students, faculty, and staff seek to improve the world around them through innovation, meeting societal needs with novel solutions for products, services, and processes. The Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation links the multitude of ways students can learn and practice entrepreneurship at the University, unlocking an innovative mindset in every student and instilling an inquisitive approach to rejecting the status quo.

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Oct 4th

Kick Off Event

Join Squared Labs as they share stories, collaborations, and experiences that showcase student talent.

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Oct 15th

Research Connections

Expose primarily first and second year students to UConn's rich landscape of research through meaningful interactions with faculty, staff, graduate students, peers, and other key partners.

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Oct 20th

Fall Frontiers

A hybrid exhibition where dozens of UConn undergraduates share the research and creative projects they have pursued with the university community.

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Oct 26th

Innovation Experience Expo

An opportunity for UConn students to discover the wide range of programs, resources, and activities facilitating entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity at the university.

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Participate in Discovery Quest

Gamifies participation in Month of Discovery events. Earn points to win prizes and get recognized on a Leaderboard.
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Sabrina Uva

Graduating HDFS Student Driven to Advocacy: ‘Everyone should have access to basic needs’

When Sabrina Uva ’22 (CLAS) considers which project she’ll get involved with next, she asks herself whether its end goal would make life better and fairer for whomever it targets.. Read on UConn Today

Reaj Uddin

Coding, Creating, and Changing the World

How the Stamford Startup Studio and the Werth Institute helped one student discover the innovator within. Reaj Uddin ‘23 (SFA) remembers studying for a school competition in the seventh grade to try to win $25. Read on UConn Today

KFB Academic Scholarship

The KF&B Academic Scholarship

This scholarship is open to any high school senior, or any college student who isn't in their final year. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the winner’s school’s financial aid department. The scholarship is open to any major, they do not have to be law students. Learn More

By the Numbers

  60+ Member Programs

  $22.5M Commitment from Peter J. Werth for UConn Entreprenurship Programs

Since 2015 100 Teams Have Participated in Accelerate UConn Entreprenurship Training

  650+ Patents Issued for UConn Innovations