Recent state initiatives, such as Next Generation Connecticut and Bioscience Connecticut, will enhance the University’s role as a center for innovation with a $2.5 billion investment in facilities, equipment, and faculty over a ten-year period. UConn is aiming to hire 290 new tenure-track faculty members over the next four years that when added to normal hiring would bring the total of new faculty to 500. A new $200 million UConn Tech Park with an anchor facility, the Innovation Partnership Building, designed to house industry-academic research collaborations, is being developed to grow industry relationships and entrepreneurship at UConn. These initiatives will provide a robust pipeline of innovation, talent and unique research facilities for technology development, business incubation and growth.
Experience indicates that there is no uniform approach that will meet the needs of our diverse industry partners. The University is committed to working with its partners to provide leases for incubation space, contact terms and IP rights necessary to meet company goals. Faculty working with industry partners should contact the Technology Commercialization Services (TCS) about specific requests; our policies provide an ability to offer industry research partners options that serve their unique needs.