Innovation Programs & Resources
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Opportunities abound for students to learn everything they need to know to succeed as entrepreneurs, at the foundational, advanced, and experiential levels. Dive into academic courses, majors and minors, and cocurricular activities relating to entrepreneurship, from our Biomedical Entrepreneurship course to a Master’s of Entrepreneurship in Engineering to specialized service learning, Education Abroad, and Learning Community programs.
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It’s about who you know. Student clubs, panel discussion and lecture events, and networking activities allow student innovators to forge deeper ties with entrepreneurial and inquisitive peers and mentors, building a robust network of those who can offer valuable feedback and guidance.
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INNOVATION SPACES & PROGRAMS
Get your hands dirty — successful entrepreneurship requires action. Makerspaces located throughout campus, grant programs, and events like the annual HackUConn 24-hour “hackathon” facilitate hands-on creativity and experimentation, providing valuable experience in doing the work.
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RESOURCES & INTERNSHIPS
The transition from idea to commercial venture requires resources and the ability to acquire them, from funding to patents to marketing and everything in between. Turn your idea into a business with the help of grant programs and competitions including Accelerate UConn and Innovation Quest. Gain experience in the fast-paced innovation world through exclusive internship programs.
Many of these programs include funding. 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.
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