University Of Connecticut

Booth 534
Storrs, Connecticut, United States
UConn is New England’s leading R1 public research university. With annual expenditures in greater than $300 million, collaborative research is carried out within our 14 schools and colleges and at more than 80 research centers and institutes. As a leading research university, UConn possesses an extensive portfolio of industry-supportive assets: world-class faculty, state-of-the-art equipment and labs, technically proficient students, a vibrant incubator, and a portfolio of technologies available for licensing and partnering. When these assets are integrated with companies through a variety of business-friendly partnerships, good things happen. Areas of Research Strength and Priorities at UConn include Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change; Neuroscience; Data Science, Cybersecurity, and Artificial Intelligence; Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Complex Systems; Health and Bioscience; and Human Rights and Social Justice.

LICENSING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: UConn faculty are world-renowned researchers in their respective fields and create an abundance of intellectual property (IP). UConn is looking to licensing/finding collaborations at BIO. Our technologies include innovations in areas, such as drug delivery, including microencapsulation, nanoparticles/microparticles, drug-eluting implants, inhalation systems, transdermal patches, injectable formulations, and gene delivery systems; Diagnostics, including imaging technologies, laboratory diagnostics, point-of-care diagnostics, molecular diagnostics, microfluidics, biosensors, and artificial intelligence; Therapeutics including small molecules, biologics, gene therapy, cell therapy, drug delivery systems, regenerative medicine, and immunotherapy; medical devices, including diagnostic, therapeutic, monitoring, surgical, rehabilitation, home healthcare, and wearable; research tools, including laboratory equipment, molecular biology, imaging and microscopy, data analysis and visualization, cell culture and tissue engineering, genomics and proteomics and Bioinformatics; agriculture, including animal health; precision agriculture, biotechnology, farm management, farm equipment and machinery, livestock management, aquaculture, agricultural robotics, plants; and engineering, including materials science, robotics and automation, manufacturing, power systems, sensors and controls, biomedical engineering, aerospace and defense, and electronics and computers. Our areas of therapeutics include cardiovascular disease, immune disorder, infectious disease, tumors and cancer, bone disease, wound healing, ischemic stroke, SARS coronavirus infection, and more.
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INCUBATOR PROGRAM: UConn has a world class technology-based incubator, Technology Incubation Program (TIP), with a thriving environment where entrepreneurs exchange groundbreaking ideas and collaborate on new ventures. TIP is dedicated to helping technology-based start-ups accelerate their path to commercialization with dedicated staff and cutting-edge resources, including access to UConn faculty, students, and interns. In 2021, TIP was the winner of the InBIA Randall M. Whaley Incubator of the year award. TIP offers incubator space and services at UConn's campuses in Storrs, Farmington, and Stamford. Since 2003, 160 companies have participated in the program, with two companies having had an initial public offering (IPO), 60% success rate, and more than $1.25 billion in funds raised. TIP offerings include:
• Move-in ready wet labs and offices in secure buildings with 24/7 access
• Vibrant environment with regular educational seminars, networking events and monthly lunch & learn events
• UConn faculty available for collaboration, including joint Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and
Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant submissions
• TIP Summer Fellows Program, UConn graduates, UConn interns, and MBA students available to assist companies
• More than 100 state-of-the-art core research facilities at the Storrs and Farmington campuses
• Access to the Innovation Partnership Building which includes real-time atomic resolution analysis, nondestructive materials evaluation, and other state of the art instrumentation
• Introductions to angel investors, venture capital firms and Connecticut Innovations, a state-run venture
capital fund
• Supercomputers, university library access, PitchBook, and $25,000 in Amazon Web Services credits
• Companies assigned an Entrepreneur-In-Residence
• Office hours hosted by renowned Connecticut legal and accounting firms
• Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) support and training, including disposal of hazardous waste
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SPONSORED RESEARCH: Sponsored research is a core UConn/industry partnership endeavor. Companies can leverage the leading-edge expertise of UConn faculty to solve problems and pursue opportunities. These projects are well-coordinated with objectives and timelines clearly defined, all with the goal of supporting the innovation interests of our industry partners.
TECH PARK: The Innovation Partnership Building (IPB) at the UConn Tech Park, a 113,700-square-foot research building, with state-of-the-art specialized equipment and instrumentation for nanofabrication, precision manufacturing, biomedical devices/sensor development, advanced modeling/simulation, and material characterization has opened Fall 2018. The IPB is UConn’s premier center for cutting-edge research and industry collaboration and innovation. The IPB provides an ecosystem that inspires great ideas, pushing the envelope for next generation solutions. Cross-disciplinary research teams develop novel approaches to critical real-world problems in fields ranging from manufacturing to biomedical devices to cybersecurity. The IPB strengthens Connecticut’s economic future by connecting leading industries with outstanding research facilities and fosters new, innovative partnerships with entrepreneurs and with companies of all sizes. Learn more at

SBIR/STTR COLLABORATIONS: UConn’s status as one of the nation’s leading research institutions ideally positions it to collaborate with other organizations to pursue extramural SBIR and STTR grants for both Phase 1 and Phase 2 projects. Extramural funding collaborations often extend to other funding sources including state and foundation grants.

UCONN HEALTH: UConn Health is dedicated to helping people achieve and maintain healthy lives and restoring wellness/health to maximum attainable levels. More information at

CENTER FOR OPEN RESEARCH RESOURCES & EQUIPMENT (COR²E): The Center for Open Research Resources and Equipment (COR²E) serves as the gateway to research resources available at UConn. In addition to providing a variety of software tools for exploring UConn research and expertise, COR²E is also the managing entity for a wide variety of core facilities, housing both state-of-the-art equipment and expertise. More information at

IMS INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES PROGRAM: Established in 1974, the Institute of Materials Science (IMS) Industrial Affiliates Program provides convenient access to resources at the IMS to assist industry partners with short-term, materials-related research, development, and production projects. Typical requests include analysis of product and process difficulties, troubleshooting of raw materials, identification of contaminants, and failure analysis. This summer, the IMS is relocating to its new home in UConn’s Science 1 Research Center, a remarkably energy-efficient and advanced building that is the centerpiece of the University’s Science Quad. For more information, visit

FACULTY CONSULTING: Companies can access the expertise of our faculty, who are subject matter experts in their respective fields, by directly engaging them on consulting projects.

STUDENT INTERNSHIPS: Many UConn departments support student internships. These internships are coordinated through the Center for Career Services. Internships typically occur after the student has successfully completed core common body of knowledge course requirements.

SENIOR DESIGN PROJECTS: These one- or two-semester projects address specific real-world engineering problems for industry partners. Students have access to UConn’s labs and advanced equipment. These projects provide companies with focused hiring opportunities.