• UNH Business Guide

    UNH Business Guide

    Just released! UNH is one of the largest research and development centers in New Hampshire.  From innovative and creative technology and solutions to customized employee training programs, The UNH Business Guide details the many ways that UNH can help your business, organization, or institution grow and thrive.

    Check out the full UNH Business Guide

  • Trihalomethanes Removal System


    Trihalomethanes Removal System

    With the EPA passing increasingly strict regulations regarding trihalomethane levels in all areas of water distribution systems, methods for reducing those levels have become increasingly important. Professor Dr. Robin Collins developed a cost effective solution to lower the level of trihalomethanes and other volatile organic compounds in drinking water by using in-line diffused aeration without expensive infrastructure improvements.

    Learn more about this innovation

  • Prevention Innovations™


    Bringing in the Bystander® and Know Your Power®

    Prevention Innovations (PI) is a collaboration between researchers and practitioners that develops, implements and evaluates programs, policies and practices that will end violence against women. PI’s Bringing in the Bystander program and Know Your Power social marketing campaign have been globally licensed. PI is currently working with the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault to design a training program for incoming students on sexual assault policies.

    Learn more about Prevention Innovations

  • Anodized Aluminum


    Process for Chemically Resistant Anodized Aluminum

    Dr. Dale Barkey, Professor of Chemical Engineering at UNH has developed a one-step addition to pre-existing aluminum anodizing treatments, resulting in a tenfold improvement in the metal's chemical and corrosion resistance.  The coating has promising applications in marine environments, cookware, machinery, and surgical equipment among others.

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  • Operation Hat Trick


    Operation Hat Trick™

    Operation Hat Trick’s original aim was to provide wounded warriors with something to cover their head wounds, burns and scars and has delivered over 10,000 caps to Service members since its inception. It was launched as a spinoff nonprofit company with a percentage of sales going to the VA General Post Fund and has since issued over 300 licenses to other universities and organizations that want to participate.

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Catalyst seminar logo

The Catalyst Seminars are held on the 4th Thursday of every month from September through May at the Alpha Loft, 21 Madbury Road, Durham.  Presentations begin at 4:30PM followed by beer and networking from 5:30-6:30PM. These events are FREE and open to the public.

Watch the latest in the Catalyst Seminar Series: A Conversation About...Crowdsourcing and Digital Maker Communities

Overview: For April’s Catalyst Seminar, we highlighted the emerging (and sometimes disruptive) phenomenon of crowdsourcing and how it is impacting new product development (NPD) practices around the globe.

We asked Matt O’Hern, Assistant Professor at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics to join us this to talk about his research on crowdsourcing and digital maker communities and the different ways that crowdsourcing may compliment (or threaten) firms’ traditional business models. Matt also discussed different types of crowdsourcing initiatives that exist and the various roles that users play within a crowdsourcing community.

We also invited Gavin Bauman to join in the conversation. Gavin is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, working with developers, students, and start-ups to help them build innovative applications using Microsoft's leading edge technology. Gavin talked about The Garage, the makerspace community at Microsoft where small teams across the company can work on their big ideas, and shared his experience working with students during hackathons.

A Conversation About...Crowdsourcing and Digital Maker Communities


Latest News


UNH Receives $300,000 NSF Grant to Stimulate Entrepreneurship
DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire has received a three-year, $300,000 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site Grant from the National Science Foundation to foster entrepreneurship on campus and support the maturation of innovations developed at UNH from idea generation to commercialization.


UNH Announces Director of the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire has named Ian Grant as its first director of the newly established Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter). Under Grant’s leadership, the ECenter aims to become a premier resource supporting entrepreneurship at the university and in the state, resulting in increased entrepreneurial talent, business formation, investment capital and job creation in New Hampshire.


Thanks to an outpouring of support from students, faculty, staff, and alumni alike, the first few months of 2016 brought the early stage implementation and soft opening of the new Makerspace at the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter).

This February, UNH announced the exciting news that in response to the rapidly growing beer industry in the Granite State, the university is developing a number of newopportunities, including a brewing minor, an analytical testing lab, a professional development certificate program, and a pilot b

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