Accelerate UConn, an NSF I-Corps Site to move technologies more quickly and successfully from the lab to the market

Accelerate UConn, an NSF I-Corps Site to move technologies more quickly and successfully from the lab to the market

Dr. Jeff Seemann, UConn/UConn Health Vice President for Research and Dr. Timothy Folta, Professor of Management and Faculty Director of the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, are pleased to announce the teams selected into the Spring cohort of Accelerate UConn, the University’s National Science Foundation I-Corps site.  The selection committee was composed of an independent panel of entrepreneurs, senior executives, and industry experts from a variety of disciplines.  The following teams will receive special training and a $3,000 seed grant to help understand whether and how their technology might create customer value:

  • Les Loew & Dr. Corey Acker, Fluorescent Dyes, Faculty, CCAM
  • Baikun Li & Yan Li, Energy Recovery from Food Waste, Faculty, School of Engineering
  • Julia Kuzovkina & John Campanelli, Endemic Grasses, Student-Faculty, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
  • Caroline Dealy, Biotherapeutic – Rheumatoid Arthritis, Faculty, School of Dental Medicine
  • Dan Dvoskin, Autobeacon, Student, School of Business
  • Savas Tasoglu & Stephanie Knowlton, Magnetic Levitation for Urinalysis, Student-Faculty, School of Engineering
  • Amy Anderson & Michael Lombardo, Pediatric Leukemia, Faculty, School of Pharmacy
  • Lily Louis & Anthony Patelunas, ShrimpBright, Student-Faculty, Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Courtney Townsel & Dr. Winston Campbell, Cervical Cerclage, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow
  • Penny Vlahos, EVA-Passive water sampling, Faculty, Marine Sciences
  • Benjamin Williams, Innovative Diffusion, Student, School of Business

 

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) and the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CCEI) jointly operate Accelerate UConn (AU).  As an NSF I-Corps Site program, AU was formed to foster entrepreneurship resulting in technology commercialization.  I-Corps Sites are academic institutions that catalyze the engagement of multiple, local teams in technology transition and strengthen local innovation.

For more information about Accelerate UConn, visit www.accelerate.uconn.edu or email accelerateuconn@uconn.edu