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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.

Success Stories

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Building a Successful Startup with UConn Support

University of Connecticut alum Matt Cremins ʼ13 (ENG) ʼ14 MS is not at liberty to discuss the details of the sale of his company and its Smartwell beverage-dispenser technology. But it is fair to say it was life changing. In less than six years, Cremins turned the company he began at UConn into a sought-after enterprise. He recently sold it to Elkay, an international manufacturing company known for water fountains and bottle filling stations commonly found in offices, schools, gyms, airports, and hotels.

Read on UConn Today.

Success Stories

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Company Man And College Student

By their sophomore year in high school, Ben Grosse ’21 (BUS) and his good friend Bharat Pulgam had amassed an impressive collection of broken earbuds. But their parents were less than impressed at the bills for replacement sets. Now co-owner and sales director of the $100,000-a-year company, Grosse, 18, recently shared the story of his business journey with students at UConn’s new Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (formerly the NextGen Residence Hall).

Read on UConn Today.

Featured Event

Kathy Rocha, operations director at the Werth Institute, introduces the student speakers to the Miss Porter’s students.

Students from Miss Porter’s School who hope to become entrepreneurs met with female student entrepreneurs from UConn’s School of Nursing at the Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation on May 22. They also did an art project in the Werth Tower Maker Space, followed by ice cream at the Dairy Bar.

Read on UConn Today.

Featured Event

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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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600+

US patents based on UConn Technologies