Strategic Partnerships

At UConn, we believe collaboration accelerates scientific breakthrough and discovery. Bringing together a top research institution like the University of Connecticut with industry leaders, small to medium-sized businesses, foundations, and other academic institutions allows us to tackle bigger challenges and find more innovative solutions.

Advancing Stamford's Innovation Ecosystem

Through a partnership with Innovate Stamford, UConn will provide a platform of new programs to strengthen the city’s position as a leader in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The first phase is a new summer internship program for 50 UConn students with area businesses. Future plans include programs in customer discovery, tech transfer, venture development, R&D support, and an expansion of UConn's Technology Incubation Program in Stamford.

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Attack submarine USS Scranton pulls into Augusta Bay.

Creating the “Silicon Valley” of Undersea Warfare

The National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technologies (NIUVT) is a partnership between the University of Connecticut (UConn), University of Rhode Island (URI), and General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB) to enhance performance and reduce costs of the shipbuilding process while insuring that advanced technologies are implemented into the next generation of undersea vehicles. NIUVT builds upon the experience and expertise of EB, UConn, and URI to engage in research, technology transfer, and workforce development. Through these activities, the Institute will develop the personnel and knowledge needed to accelerate critical research and enhance U.S. superiority in submarine and other undersea vehicle technologies.

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Attack submarine USS Scranton pulls into Augusta Bay.

Creating the “Silicon Valley” of Undersea Warfare

The National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technologies (NIUVT) is a partnership between the University of Connecticut (UConn), University of Rhode Island (URI), and General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB) to enhance performance and reduce costs of the shipbuilding process while insuring that advanced technologies are implemented into the next generation of undersea vehicles. NIUVT builds upon the experience and expertise of EB, UConn, and URI to engage in research, technology transfer, and workforce development. Through these activities, the Institute will develop the personnel and knowledge needed to accelerate critical research and enhance U.S. superiority in submarine and other undersea vehicle technologies.

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United Technologies Corporation & UConn

United Technologies Corporation (UTC) and UConn continue to forge new partnerships and strengthen existing collaborations. Through several research centers, programs, and initiatives, UTC and UConn produce, disseminate, and commercialize breakthrough science and technology. From joint federally funded efforts in the field of cyber-physical systems engineering, to educational programs designed for everyone from undergrads to working engineers and hands-on experience in the aerospace and defense industry, UTC and UConn continue to achieve more together.

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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. A nonprofit research center,  JAX works to identify the precise genetic causes of diseases and spur the development of individualized treatments and preventions. UConn has broad expertise in the genetics of everything from microbes to livestock, plus a hospital with patients and clinician-researchers. Together, UConn and JAX are creating an ideal ecosystem of collaboration between doctors, geneticists, and computational biologists that might yield cures for human disease.

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Increasing Connecticut's Coastal Resilience

The Connecticut Institute for Resilience & Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) is a multi‐disciplinary, center of excellence that brings together experts in the natural sciences, engineering, economics, political science, finance, and law to provide practical solutions to problems resulting from climate change. The Institute helps coastal and inland floodplain communities in Connecticut and throughout the Northeast to adapt to results of climate change and make their infrastructure more resilient, while at the same time protecting valuable ecosystems. CIRCA combines UConn's world‐class research capabilities with the progressive policies and practical regulatory experience of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) to transform scientific research into action and ensure the resilience and sustainability of Connecticut’s coast.

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