Innovation


National Startup Analysis Sees Potential, Standout Efforts Underway in Hartford

Connecticut by the Numbers – A new analysis of the status of the business startup community in six American cities – including Hartford – has found that Connecticut’s Capitol City has “strong startup potential,” and in some ways is already standing out among peers and competitors.


Stemler Participates in CTNext’s Entrepreneurship Retreat

Wesleyan University – Steve Stemler, associate professor of psychology, participated in the High Value Talents and Innovators’ Entrepreneurship Retreat Oct. 26-27 on campus. The new industry-academic initiative, supported by the CTNext Higher Education Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund works to increase entrepreneurial education and output among the state’s top researchers. The event was sponsored by Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship.


Inaugural Entrepreneurship & Innovation Expo Draws Many

A student experiments with virtual reality technology at the Fall Entrepreneurship & Innovation Expo. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
A student experiments with virtual reality technology at the Fall Entrepreneurship & Innovation Expo. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Nursing students Jasmeen Mohammed and Katlin DiPietro couldn’t wait to tell visitors at the Fall Entrepreneurship & Innovation Expo about their project designed to calm elderly patients when they’re in the hospital.Continue Reading


Industry-Academic Program to Grow Entrepreneurial Know-How

Timothy Folta, professor of management, leads a class at the Graduate Business Learning Center in Hartford. Folta is director of the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UConn. (Peter Morenus/UConn File Photo)
Timothy Folta, professor of management, leads a class at the Graduate Business Learning Center in Hartford on Dec. 6, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

A new industry-academic initiative to increase entrepreneurial education and output among the state’s top researchers has been launched recently by the University of Connecticut, Unilever, Quinnipiac and Wesleyan Universities, and The Jackson Laboratory, with funding through a grant from the CTNext Higher Education Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund.

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Male Fertility Test Developers Win Venture Competition

Engineering doctoral student Reza Amin presents the QRFertile concept to a panel of judges during the Wolff New Venture Competition.
Engineering doctoral student Reza Amin presents the QRFertile concept to a panel of judges during the Wolff New Venture Competition.

One grew up in the shadow of UConn and the other, on a distant continent. But Stephanie Knowlton and Reza Amin are happy they made their trip to the state’s flagship university – no matter the route.Continue Reading


Research Series Draws Top Scholars in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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The Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CCEI) recently announced a research seminar series aimed at furthering professorial interest and expertise in entrepreneurship and innovation.Continue Reading


UConn Fuels Insurtech Boom with Innovative New Program

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When Hartford Innovation Places announced a plan to make the state capitol a center for the burgeoning insurtech industry, professor Timothy Folta, faculty director of the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CCEI), was listening very carefully. Continue Reading