Innovation


Professor Noble to Lead Werth Institute

Professor David Noble has been named the director of the Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UConn. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Professor David Noble has been named the director of the Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UConn. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Business School Professor Predicts UConn is on Cusp of Powerful Entrepreneurial Growth

David Noble, a professor-in-residence in the management department at the School of Business, has been named the director of the new Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UConn. Continue Reading


Removing the Immunotherapy Blindfold

UConn Today– Immunotherapies are promising in theory, but often not in practice. In fact according to experts, they actually only work 10 percent of the time in the treatment of cancer – at best. Yet, while immunotherapy drugs may only help a minority of patients, those who do respond often do extremely well. As a result, many scientists are working to tap into the treatment’s benefits for a wider group of patients.

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The ‘Kodak Moment’ That Could Revolutionize Business

UConn Today– On Tuesday, shares in Kodak surged after the company announced plans to launch cryptocurrency called “KodakCoin” to empower photographers and agencies to take greater control in image rights management. Only a few years ago, the 130-year-old company emerged from bankruptcy with a new focus, but its shares had been steadily declining. What does this indicate about cryptocurrency and what does it mean for the long-term financial health of the iconic photography company? David Noble, director of UConn’s Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, has the answers.

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The Next Generation of Innovators

UConn Today – After announcing his $22.5 million commitment to UConn to foster innovation on Dec. 4, donor Peter Werth attended presentations by alumni, graduate, and undergraduate student innovators during the Entrepreneurial & Innovation Student Huddle held at the newly named Peter J. Werth Residence Tower, formerly Next Generation Connecticut Residence Hall.

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UConn Receives $22.5M Gift for Entrepreneurship, Innovation

Peter J. Werth speaks at an event to announce his $22.5 million commitment to the University on Dec. 4, 2017.
Peter J. Werth speaks at an event to announce his $22.5 million commitment to the University on Dec. 4, 2017. The pledge from Werth, an innovator in generic prescription medication, is the second-largest in University history. Seated is President Susan Herbst. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

The UConn Foundation has received a $22.5 million commitment from Peter J. Werth, ensuring a legacy of innovation and entrepreneurship for generations of students to come.

“Peter’s transformative and historic commitment cements his legacy as a most generous friend to UConn,” said Josh Newton, President and CEO, UConn Foundation. “As a steadfast UConn supporter for many years, Peter has previously given very generously to our athletic programs. We’re grateful that his generosity has expanded to include academics, especially into an area that supports the economy of our state: entrepreneurship and innovation. We hope he will inspire others to follow his lead.” Continue Reading