15 10, 2020

UConn funds COVID-19 research through COVID-19 Research Seed Funding

By |2020-10-15T09:39:55+00:00October 15th, 2020|Connecticut|0 Comments

The Office of the Vice President for Research has established an internal funding program for University of Connecticut projects from all campuses that focus on the COVID-19 pandemic, offering up to $50,000 to program participants. Currently, five projects from both UConn and UConn Health have been supported by this funding endeavor. The projects selected for [...]

10 06, 2020

UConn Innovation Fund Invests in Two More University Startups 

By |2020-06-10T11:23:24+00:00June 10th, 2020|Connecticut, State or Government|0 Comments

The University of Connecticut, in partnership with Connecticut Innovations (CI), and Webster Bank, today announced that two more early-stage companies have been awarded early-stage funding from the $2.25 million UConn Innovation Fund. Both companies are also part of UConn’s Technology Incubation Program (TIP) in Farmington. The state-of-the-art facility on the UConn Health campus provides lab and office space, [...]

12 03, 2020

Hartford HealthCare tech accelerator finds home in new innovation center

By |2020-03-12T07:36:49+00:00March 12th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Connecticut|0 Comments

Hartford, Conn.-based Trinity College announced on March 4 the opening of its Trinity Innovation Center, which will house, among other innovation initiatives, the Digital Health CT accelerator program co-sponsored by Hartford HealthCare. The 13,000-square-foot innovation center is located in downtown Hartford. The new space was funded by $2.5 million in grants from the state of Connecticut. Digital [...]

18 09, 2019

Connecticut Innovations Announces Finalists for 2019 Global Venture Challenge

By |2019-09-18T14:08:49+00:00September 18th, 2019|Connecticut, State or Government|0 Comments

Connecticut Innovations(CI), Connecticut's strategic venture capital arm, today announced the finalists for VentureClash, the $5 million global venture challenge. The 10 finalists will participate in a live pitch event at Yale University on Thursday, October 17, 2019, in front of a panel of prominent judges. The 2019 VentureClash finalists include: Atidot (Israel): An insurtech solution that uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive [...]

12 09, 2019

CT Children’s Hopital innovation center, fund aim to rear homegrown ideas 

By |2019-09-12T07:14:12+00:00September 12th, 2019|Connecticut, Hospitals, Venture Capital|0 Comments

When Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is wooing high-profile hires, candidates often ask about how the job will help them pursue cutting-edge medical research and innovations. “The people we want to attract here have this in their DNA,” said Dr. Christine Finck, surgeon-in-chief at the 187-bed hospital. “What are you going to do with my ideas?” [...]

3 09, 2019

UConn president’s ambitious goal to boost entrepreneurship, double research funding faces hurdles

By |2019-09-03T11:37:08+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Connecticut|0 Comments

In August, UConn’s board of trustees held its first meeting attended by new University of Connecticut President Thomas Katsouleas. Much of the meeting consisted of housekeeping issues like reviewing the university’s ethics policy, but at least one agenda item was right up Katsouleas’ ally: the formation of an entrepreneurship advisory committee. The former University of [...]

25 04, 2019

Hartford HealthCare, Trinity, UConn to launch Hartford medtech accelerator 

By |2019-04-25T10:26:06+00:00April 25th, 2019|Connecticut, Corporate, Hospitals|0 Comments

Hartford HealthCare, Trinity College and the UConn School of Business on Wednesday are expected to announce the launch a medical technology and digital health accelerator, which would join insurance and manufacturing startup programs that have launched in the Capital City in the past few years. The partners have chosen London-based Startupbootcamp to operate the new [...]

31 01, 2019

UConn, Innovate Stamford Collaboration Bolsters Innovation Ecosystem

By |2019-01-31T10:05:09+00:00January 31st, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Connecticut|0 Comments

A new partnership between the University of Connecticut and Innovate Stamford aims to provide a platform of new programs that will strengthen the city’s position as a leader in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. This partnership bolsters Stamford’s ability to compete in the global landscape for talent.— Glendowlyn Thames The first of these programs will be [...]

8 01, 2019

CT-backed bioscience accelerator picks 2nd cohort

By |2019-01-08T08:35:27+00:00January 8th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Connecticut|0 Comments

A fledgling, state-backed bioscience accelerator on the Connecticut shoreline said it has selected a UConn Health educator's new venture and 11 other startups to participate in its second annual program. The Accelerator for Biosciences in Connecticut, or ABCT, a Branford-based program spearheaded by Design Technologies LLC, aims to support Connecticut's aim of being a bioscience [...]

17 04, 2018

Connecticut Innovations hopes its record 2017 returns woo more venture investment

By |2018-04-17T14:25:05+00:00April 17th, 2018|Connecticut, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Like a gambler confident in his long-term strategy, Connecticut Innovations doesn't sweat a bad bet. Losing — as much as $5 million on a single company in one instance — is part of the venture capital investment game. It's a process that can feel like a slog, particularly in the seven- to 15-year investment cycles [...]