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.

$485 Million

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

$286 Million

Annual research

$463 Million

Equity, grant, debt & revenue for UConn incubator companies in FY20



The largest grant in UConn’s history ($40 million) awarded to the UConn School of Medicine will create a Network for Advanced NMR, a powerful method for analyzing molecules.

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While the COVID-19 pandemic means that UConn Nation has to be physically distant, we remain socially and globally connected.

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Cross-Campus Collaboration to Produce PPE for UConn Health

A collaboration between UConn Health doctors and engineers, scientists, and researchers from Storrs will soon result in an increased supply of personal protective equipment (PPE). These items, such as masks and face shields, will be used by those on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19 at UConn John Dempsey Hospital.

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UConn Study to Look at COVID-19, Pandemic Preventative Health Behavior

Understanding why some people comply with recommended behaviors during a health crisis - and why some don't - is the goal of new research by the School of Nursing's Natalie Shook. The project is funded by a RAPID award from the National Science Foundation.

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UConn Student Tracks Pandemic With Data

Using data from the state, graduate student Yuansun (Sonny) Jiang tracks not only the latest number of confirmed coronavirus diagnoses by county, but charts how they’ve grown since March 12. He hopes understanding where the disease is spreading, and how fast it’s spreading, will provide valuable insight for policymakers and the public.

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