Funding is available on a competitive basis to UConn-affiliated and Connecticut-based companies through many state-funded and private sources. Grants and funding are also available for intellectual property and emerging technology to those in the early stages of forming a business. For a list of funding sources available for idea development, for businesses in the startup phase, and for established businesses, please see below.
All funding is in the form of grants unless otherwise indicated in the Program description.
Funding Potential: Up to $150,000 for pre-seed expenses; requires at least a 50% match from private sources. If match comes from management or founders, the expectation is that funds won't be used for their salaries.
Eligibility: Company in operation for fewer than seven years; developing a technology; nonrecurring revenue from non-grant sources of less than $2,000,000; fewer than 25 employees with 75% or more who work in Connecticut.
Prerequisites: For detailed prerequisite information, visit CT Innovations.
Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible only if associated with faculty proposal. Any UConn or UConn Health investigator with technology that has realistic commercial potential. Basic research projects aren’t eligible.
Prerequisites: None; Existing intellectual property a plus.
Timeline: Letter of Intent due ~9/1, full proposals by invitation due ~10/15, presentations to selection committee ~11/1. Awards are announced mid-November.
Sponsor: Office of the Vice President for Research
On November 14th, Hanover Insurance will be hosting a Cost-Benefit Analysis Data Modeling workshop from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM in BUSN 217. During the workshop, students will learn how to use data modeling in order to portray whether business decisions are worth the investment.
Contact Information: Jonathan Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Get Seeded is a program being launched by CCEI and other collaborators. Are you interested in getting funding for an idea? Apply to Get Seeded for up to $1,000 to seed your idea. For more information, visit https://ccei.uconn.edu/getseeded/ This program is coordinated by the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CCEI) at UConn. CCEI was founded in 2007, and is a focal point for entrepreneurial activity within the University. CCEI supports student, faculty, staff, and alumni entrepreneurs across all academic departments, schools, and colleges.