research & innovation

research & innovation

UConn's robust innovation pipeline spans disciplinary lines to address real-world challenges and unleash the solutions of tomorrow.

At UConn, our faculty, staff, and students are dedicated to learning more about the world around them through research.  That's what makes us one of the nation's Top 25 public universities.  With annual expenditures in excess of $260 million, collaborative research is carried out within the departments of our 14 schools and colleges and at our 80 research centers and institutes.

$373.3 Million

Annual economic impact of UConn's research enterprise on Connecticut's economy

$260 Million

Annual research

$96 Million

Equity, grant, debt & revenue for UConn incubator companies in Fiscal Year 2018


remarkable results in rare disease

Dr. David Weinstein of the UConn School of Medicine and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center reports dramatic improvement for patients enrolled in the world's first clinical trial using gene therapy to treat glycogen storage disease.

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New Vaccine for a Centuries-Old Disease

UConn Health will receive up to $11 million over five years from the NIAID to lead an international, multi-university center that aims to develop a vaccine for syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease that poses a serious global health threat.

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By The Numbers

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Eleven Young Scientists from UConn Win NSF Graduate Fellowships

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is the gold standard when it comes to federally-funded fellowships for aspiring scientists.

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Dental Researchers Get at Root Causes of Cancer Patients’ Mouth Sores

A team of researchers at UConn School of Dental Medicine are now a step closer to understanding the root causes of these painful mouth ulcers, a condition known as oral mucositis.

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UConn Researchers to Help Design Resilient, Deep-Space Habitats

UConn researchers will be on the front line of a NASA-funded effort to advance the design of resilient, deep-space habitats for inhospitable environments such as the moon.

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