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Building a future of innovation

UConn is dedicated to unleashing the solutions to major challenges for tomorrow’s citizens, and supporting trailblazing businesses is key to achieving that goal.

As one of the nation’s top 25 public universities, UConn is actively engaged in promoting entrepreneurship and commercial ventures as part of its mission. Here to drive the future of innovation, enterprising students, faculty, and businesses alike can tap into a variety of resources, from our Technology Incubation Program (TIP) to the Learning Community Innovation Zone and beyond. UConn supports every aspect of innovation and business development, from the research that breeds new inventions to connecting entrepreneurs with funding resources and training.

Featured Event

HackUConn 2020

Join us for the 6th annual HackUConn event! HackUConn is a 24-hour, student-led “hackathon” hosted at the UConn Storrs campus. This year, we’re bigger and better than ever with more prizes, more sponsors, more speakers, more food, and more innovation – are you up for the challenge?

Hack UConn

In the News

teams present their work in the Accelerate UConn program during the fall finale.

UConn Entrepreneurship Program Celebrates Major Milestone

Accelerate UConn, an entrepreneurship program that helps students and faculty commercialize business ideas, reached a major milestone at the end of last year. Launched in 2015, Accelerate UConn announced that 100 teams of aspiring entrepreneurs had participated in the rigorous, seven-week training funded by the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps Program.

Read on UConn Today.

Success Stories

UConn Alum create game "Roast Me"

UConn Alums Want You to ‘Roast’ Them

Three recent UConn alumni are on the verge of releasing their first entrepreneurial venture, a unique card game called Roast Me. The game brings a twist to good-natured comedic gibes among friends, with a gameplay style similar to “adult” card games that have become popular in recent years.

Read on UConn Today.

Featured Event


Splunk Analytics Workshop

Presented by OPIM Innovate

During this workshop, attendees will be briefed on the Splunk Enterprise software and how Splunk, Inc. is revolutionizing the analysis of machine data. An American public multinational corporation based in San Francisco, California, Splunk, Inc.’s mission is to make machine-generated big data accessible. They do this through Splunk Enterprise, helping students and professionals identify data patterns and visualize findings, all via a web-style interface.

During the workshop, data security, Internet of Things, and machine learning concepts will be discussed and further explored through the Splunk Enterprise software. While a prior understanding of these concepts will be useful during the workshop, it is not required. We will be providing additional resources for those who would like to learn more.

When: February 22 | 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Where: Gladstein Lab – BUSN 391

Register here.

Featured Event

Medication Reconciliation Hackathon

Presented by UConn Health

When: April 5&6 | 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Where: Academic Entrance, UConn Health, 263 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT

Click here to learn more.

Read about last year's hackathon on UConn Today.




Featured Event

2019 MassChallenge Accelerator

Attention UConn entrepreneurs! Applications for the 2019 MassChallenge accelerator are officially open! MassChallenge is looking for the world's most-promising startups across industries! Have an idea or early-stage venture you want to scale? Apply for the chance to access top corporates, expert mentors, tailored curriculum, free office space, scholarships, and up to $1M in cash prizes – all at zero cost and for zero equity.

Deadline: Wednesday, March 13 (Final)

Contact: Kathy F. Rocha at kathy.rocha@uconn.edu

Click here to learn more.





Entrepreneurship and Community Impact

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$60 million

raised in equity, debt, grants, and revenue by startups at UConn's Technology Incubation Program (in 2017)

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$80+ million

in industry partnerships connected with the Innovation Partnership Building

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US patents based on UConn Technologies