Quiet Corner Innovation Cluster Potential

Loos & Co. Partnership Validates

Quiet Corner Innovation Cluster Potential

The School of Engineering recently completed a pilot project with Loos & Co. through the Quiet Corner Innovation Cluster (QCIC) program. Dr. Steven Suib and Ph.D. candidate Kenneth Petroski led the effort to characterize galvanized wire which is core to their offering. The outcome of the analysis will have a substantial impact on their business including higher quality, new tests to reduce time and cost associated with isolating defects, and entry into new markets.

QCIC is a three-year endeavor to foster growth in small and medium-sized technology and manufacturing companies located in eastern CT. Loos & Co. is the first of fourteen partners who will take part in the program which is jointly funded by UConn, EDA, and CT Innovations. QCIC leverages UConn’s extensive science and technology resources to help companies solve problems or embrace opportunities to grow their business. The outcome of the project with Loos demonstrates the tremendous potential and impact of the program.

For more information, please contact Kathy F. Rocha at kathy.rocha@uconn.edu.