Seeing Green: iQ’s First-Place Finisher Innovates Lawn Care, Wins $15k

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A lush green lawn may be the envy of every suburban neighborhood, but many homeowners find it too expensive to hire a lawn service, and too difficult to maintain it properly on their own.Continue Reading

First cohort of 15 startups get set for Vimson Group & New Lab’s Prospect Mining Studio

International Mining – Back in October 2019, leading Indian mining conglomerate, Vimson Group and innovation hub, New Lab, announced a partnership to establish Prospect Mining Studio, a venture studio program bringing together entrepreneurs and industry experts to address the biggest challenges facing the mineral and natural resource mining sector. The focus is on enhancing sustainability and closed-loop production, environmental sensing, worker performance and safety, mineral extraction and energy efficiency, and data optimisation.

UConn Students, Alum Shine As Part of ‘The Ventilator Project’

UConn Today – A pair of UConn students and a recent graduate are part of a Boston-based effort that is trying to bring an emergency ventilator to market as quickly as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Noah Pacik-Nelson ’20 (ENG) now serves as the lead engineer for The Ventilator Project, an all-volunteer organization.

UConn Student Entrepreneur Asks: Shouldn’t the Fish We Eat Be Fed Healthier Food?

UConn Today – Peter Goggins, who was one of the winners of the School of Business’ 2019 Innovation Quest entrepreneurship competition, has created a new fish food that he believes rears healthier fish, is better for the environment, and is at least 20 percent less expensive than typical commercial fish feeds. A few weeks ago, he secured his first customer, a koi farmer in eastern Connecticut.Continue Reading