Breakthrough
research & innovation

Breakthrough
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

$266 Million

Annual research
expenditures

$111 Million

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

Spotlight

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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UConn Joins Permafrost Discovery Gateway Project

The PDG signals the first time that a massive Arctic data set will be available and discoverable for researchers, educators, and the general public to access.

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UConn Leads New Education Consortium

UConn researchers have received a $6.5M grant from the US Department of Education to develop a program to help young children with high intensity needs due to intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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UConn Researchers Create App to Detect Dyslexia Earlier

A team of educators and scientists led by UConn professors has made a game-like app that could help teachers identify younger kids at risk.

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