Werth Institute Members

CCEI – Accelerate UConn, Innovation Accelerator, Summer Fellowship, Wolff New Venture Competition

Academic and co-curricular programs that inspire a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation across the university that supports economic growth within the state.

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Center for Career Development

Delivers comprehensive, innovative, and inclusive programs and services for all students. Cultivates connections to campus and community partners, promoting opportunities for students to become contributing members of the state, national and world communities.

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Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is dedicated to the support and advancement of best practices in teaching and learning at the University of Connecticut.

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CI Bioscience Pipeline and Innovation Funds

Connecticut’s strategic venture capital arm and is the leading source of financing and ongoing support for innovative, growing companies. By offering equity investments, strategic guidance and introductions to valuable partners, they enable promising businesses to thrive. 

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CSI Cyberseed

Hosted by the Connecticut Cybersecurity Center, CyberSEED brings together dozens of universities and colleges to compete in unique cybersecurity challenges for awesome prizes.

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CMSC

Offers access to high-end simulation and modeling technology to Connecticut manufacturers to promote innovation, economic growth and next-generation workforce development, alongside training to both students and professionals. 

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First Year Programs and Learning Communities

Provide students assistance in academic and personal goals, aid with their transition from high school to college, and opportunities to investigate areas of interest from an interdisciplinary topic, guided course, or co-curricular activities.

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Greenhouse Studios

Forges diverse and democratic collaborations that build humanities scholarship in new formats to engage new audiences.

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Healthcare Innovations – School of Nursing

UConn’s School of Nursing has a timeless commitment to wellness and works to provide the exceptional education needed to succeed in this rapidly evolving profession.

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IDEA Grant Program

The UConn IDEA Grant program awards funding to support student-designed and student-led projects, including creative endeavors, community service initiatives, entrepreneurial ventures, research projects, and other original and innovative projects.

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Innovation Connection

Students from around the country worked at UConn with Faculty on cutting-edge research projects focusing on commercializable ideas sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

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Innovation Quest (IQ)

If you have an idea, Innovation Quest is looking for you! From ideas to prototypes to companies — iQ wants to help you develop your innovative ideas into a business. Start your Innovation Quest NOW!

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IP and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic

The Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic at UConn School of Law provides students with the unique opportunity to counsel Connecticut's innovators, entrepreneurs and startups on a wide range of intellectual property (patent, trademark, copyright) law issues.

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Learning Community Innovation Zone

At nearly 1,500 square feet, the Learning Community Innovation Zone is the first official Makerspace at UConn. By providing the necessary materials, equipment and guidance, the LCIZ creates an environment where UConn students can bring their ideas from conception to reality.

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Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM)

MEM is an independent academic program that belongs to both the School of Engineering and the School of Business. The students majoring in MEM graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree conferred by both the School of Engineering and the School of Business.

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Quiet Corner Innovation Cluster

QCIC, funded by the US Economic Development Administration (EDA), UConn, and Connecticut Innovations, supports business growth potential of small and medium-sized technology and manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) in rural Tolland, Windham, and New London Counties.

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School of Education Innovation and Creativity Program

Creativity and innovation serve as a focus unto themselves, as well as an essential component of Next Generation Connecticut. The Neag School of Education brings a unique, interdisciplinary perspective to the Gov. Malloy’s challenge to strengthen Connecticut’s ability to attract and sustain a talented workforce in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). 

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SCOPE – UConn Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans

The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans with disabilities resulting from their service to our country.

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Senior Design Projects for Engineering

Each year, more than 100 leading manufacturing companies, pharmaceutical and medical firms, consulting practices, utilities as well as local, state and federal government agencies partner with the UConn School of Engineering through Senior Design Projects.

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Small Business Development Center SBDC

The Connecticut Small Business Development Center offers expert assistance at no cost to entrepreneurs and small business owners.

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Tech Park, Proof-of-Concept Center

The Proof of Concept Center comprises 1,320 square feet of wet/dry lab space and houses state of the art prototyping and fabrication equipment that facilitate development of fully functional prototypes for a wide range of industries.

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Technology Commercialization Services START, SPARK

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) SPARK Technology Commercialization Fund aims to support innovative proof-of-concept studies seeking to translate research discoveries into products, processes, and other commercial applications.

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Technology Incubation Program (TIP)

By coupling UConn's world-class research resources, facilities, and business support services to a network of experienced investors and entrepreneurs, the TIP helps launch startups ready to transform their respective markets.

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Partnership for Innovation & Education Fellowship Program

The program’s purpose is to establish a Partnership of public and private institutions of higher learning in the central Connecticut region, and leverage it to engage students and faculty in innovation in the biohealth and bioscience sector.

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Third Bridge Grant Program

The UConn School of Engineering, through the funding from Connecticut Innovations/CTNext, has established “The Third Bridge” as a virtual center focused on identifying engineering students with promising technologies developed both independently and within UConn labs. The goal of The Third Bridge is to mentor and aid these students as they advance their technologies towards successful commercialization.

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UConn Honors Program

Honors is one of several Enrichment Programs available to UConn undergraduates. The Honors learning community brings together a diverse group of highly talented undergraduates from across UConn’s schools and colleges, each with a record of significant academic success and engagement.

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UConn Innovation Fund

The UConn Innovation Fund is looking to help you commercialize your innovation with up to $100,000.

The University of Connecticut, Connecticut Innovations and Webster Bank have teamed up to raise $1,500,000 for investing in innovative companies with ties to UConn.

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UConn Libraries

The Library can help you solve problems big and small by giving you access to the world of information – assisting with your research, helping with your teaching, and giving you a place to think, innovate, and collaborate. 

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Student Organizations

3D Printing Club

The 3D Printing Club is a place for students to collaborate on creative design and engineering solutions. It is open to all members of the university community, not just engineers, and embraces all aspects of the 3D printing community, both functional and artistic. 

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Creating Economic Opportunity (C.E.O) Club

Giving a diverse group of students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of entrepreneurship. C.E.O. believes in the crucial relationship between entrepreneurship and experiential growth, manifesting the visions of both businesses and entrepreneurs through  hands on opportunities and immediate exposure to critical social networks.

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