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

$260 Million

Annual research
expenditures

$96 Million

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

Spotlight

Advancing Healthcare through Precision Medicine

With five joint faculty, the $7.7 million joint Center for Single Cell Genomics, and regular collaborations between researchers at both institutions, UConn and JAX are propelling our state into the forefront of bioscience innovation.

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Spotlight

Advancing Healthcare through Precision Medicine

With five joint faculty, the $7.7 million joint Center for Single Cell Genomics, and regular collaborations between researchers at both institutions, UConn and JAX are propelling our state into the forefront of bioscience innovation.

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In The News

Industry-Academic Program to Grow Entrepreneurial Know-How

A new industry-academic initiative to increase entrepreneurial education and output among the state’s top researchers has been launched recently by the University of Connecticut, Unilever, Quinnipiac and Wesleyan Universities, and The Jackson Laboratory, with funding through a grant from the CTNext Higher Education Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund.

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Calm the Immune System, Halt Premature Birth

UConn Health’s Christopher Nold, an obstetrician who practices maternal-fetal medicine at Hartford Hospital, and Anthony Vella, an immunologist, were curious about the immune system’s role in premature birth, so they are developing a potential treatment that could stop many cases in their tracks.

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Innovation Partnership Building Officially Open

The IPB is UConn’s premier center for state-of-the-art equipment, cutting-edge research, and cross-disciplinary industrial partnerships. The new facility houses 10 industrial research and development centers that cover a diverse base, ranging from advanced manufacturing to biomedical devices to cybersecurity.

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