Dr. Courtney Townsel, left, looks on as Dr. Winston Campbell performs an ultrasound on an expectant mother. (Janine Gelineau/UConn Health Photo)

New Product Seeks to Prevent Premature Labor

With support from UConn's Innovation Corps program, a UConn Health doctor hopes to commercialize a new technology to address a rare but serious condition of pregnancy.

Mark Driscoll, co-founder of Shoreline Biome, at work in a lab at the UConn technology incubator in Farmington on March 31, 2016. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Fund Provides UConn Business Startups Financial Support

Assistance of up to $100,000 is available to any student, faculty member, or alumnus of the University with an in-state business venture tied to research, advanced technologies, or innovations developed at UConn.

Elizabeth “Liz’’ Pouya, a rising senior majoring in physiology and neurobiology who ultimately hopes to become a physician, presents her idea to prospective investors. (Nathan Oldham/UConn photo)

2016 iQ Winners

“I Was Surprised That Someone Hadn’t Invented This Yet” UConn senior Stephen Hawes debuted as an entrepreneur several years ago, working diligently to perfect his first invention: a wrist-mounted, propane-driven flame thrower. His parents worried that their son, a mechanical engineering student, would burn down their home. But Hawes persisted, and brought his prototype to […]

Annabelle Rodriguez-Oquendo, at her lab on Oct. 14, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Xcite Program Debuts

'YouTube' executive to speak this fall about bringing entrepreneurial mindset to business.

London Mist Tearrific Ice Cream. (Paul Johnson Photography, courtesy of Tearrific Ice Cream)

Alumnus Creates Some Tearrific Ice Cream

A husband-wife alumni team launched an award-winning business making all natural, tea-infused ice cream, with some initial help from the UConn Dairy Bar.

Arash Zaghi, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, left, speaks with industry partners during the School of Engineering's Open House in November 2015. (Chris LaRosa/UConn Photo)

Boosting Business in the ‘Quiet Corner’

UConn is launching a new partnership to provide R&D support to companies in the eastern part of the state.

Students, alumni, and mentors gathered on Feb. 22 to launch the 5th Annual Innovation Quest. (Nathan Oldham/UConn Photo)

Student Entrepreneurs Embark on ‘Innovation Quest’

'Entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity are alive and well at UConn,' says program director Rich Dino.

Industry mentor Wen Fu, left, Yanbing Guo, and Pu-Xian Gao in a lab at the Institute of Materials Science with a sample of the catalyst they have developed. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Better Catalytic Converter: A New Tool for Emission Control

The NSF program Accelerate UConn is helping two UConn researchers commercialize their 'game-changing' new device.

Gopinath Rajadinakaran, right, and Robert Kelley, professor of reconstructive sciences, discuss the testing of an artificial salivary gland at UConn Health in Farmington on Dec. 3, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Developing a Solution to the Problem of Dry Mouth

Dr. Robert Kelly invented an artificial salivary gland. The NSF program Accelerate UConn helped him bring it closer to market.

Matthew Hanley uses a microscope in a lab at UConn Health in Farmington on Dec. 3, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

NSF Program Helps UConn Entrepreneurs Get Started

UConn Health researchers in the early stages of developing a colorectal cancer vaccine got a jump-start from Accelerate UConn, an NSF I-Corps site.