Mark Smith '13 MS Geoscience major and Innovation Quest award winner looking at his website on April 29, 2013. (Sheila Foran/UConn Photo)

Geoscience Graduate Student Wins First Prize in Innovation Quest Competition

Mark Smith plans to establish a start-up to produce an imaging device that can capture ultra-high-resolution images of micro-macroscopic objects in two and three dimensions.

DECD Commissioner Catherine Smith accepts her Innovations Champion award as UConn's Vice President of Economic Development Mary Holz-Clause and Provost and Executive Vice President Mun Choi look on. (Tom Hurlbut for UConn)

Innovation Takes Center Stage at Recognition Event

The event put the spotlight on UConn's cutting-edge research and partnerships with industry and state government.

(standing) Vishal Dhagat, Ph.D. student in engineering, talks during a course designed to support graduate students with potential entrepreneurial ideas on Feb. 12, 2013. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

UConn Engineers Train for New Business Creation

A new graduate class is part of a wave of new programs and training offered by the School of Engineering to promote student and faculty innovation and entrepreneurship.

Brian Willis in bimolecular and chemical engineering holds a rectenna device on Jan. 29, 2013. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

UConn Professor’s Patented Technique Key to New Solar Power Technology

A novel fabrication technique developed by engineering professor Brian Willis could lead to a breakthrough that will vastly improve solar energy systems.

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UConn’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans Receives Grant from NBC Connecticut

The grant will be used to expand the program, which equips veterans to start and grow their own businesses.

Michael Zacchea '12 MBA , at the Graduate Business Learning center on July 19, 2012. Zacchea leads the Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans program. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Decorated Marine, UConn MBA Heads Business School’s Programs for Veterans

Michael Zacchea leads the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, as well as initiatives for recruitment and support.

Adam Boyajian '12 (BUS), left, fine tunes his pitch with his partners during a meeting of the iQ inQbator program at the Student Union on June 13, 2012. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

From Patenting Inventions to Persuading Investors, Student Entrepreneurs Getting Hands-on Help

Winners of UConn's Innovation Quest contest received a 'crash course in creating a business' from alumni and other experts.

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UConn Celebrates Economic Benefits of Innovation at Inaugural Ceremony

Awards highlight the University's commitment to bringing research where it benefits people.

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Improving the Detection of Landmines

A chemical engineering doctoral student has developed a portable sensing system that can detect hidden explosives accurately, efficiently, and at little cost.

UConn Patented Instrument Helps Reduce Risks in Drug Development

A team of faculty and students from pharmacy and engineering has invented an instrument that could help pharmaceutical companies develop new medicines more efficiently.