• Big Ideas month

    April is Big Ideas Month

    From hackathons and roundtables to educational symposiums and seminars, there are lots of innovative and thought-provoking events to attend this month at UNH and in the surrounding community.

    Check out a list of all the upcoming events

  • 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.

    Learn more about licensing this innovation...

  • 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.

    Learn More...

  • AT Pad Stand


    The AT Tablet Stand™

    A portable and completely flexible tablet stand for over 101 uses.  Created by UNH professor Therese Willkomm, the AT Tablet Stand has received UNH’s first design patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

    Learn More...

Catalyst seminar logo

The Catalyst Seminars are held on the 4th Thursday of every month from September through April at the Alpha Loft, 9 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: Innovating in NH - The State of Innovation in NH

Overview: in this seminar, we discuss the state's initiatives to address concerns raised by NH’s high-tech business and entrepreneurial communities, and market NH as a place where start-ups can grow and thrive. Our speaker Liz Gray, is the director of entrepreneurship for the NH Business Finance Authority, and the state's Live Free and Start initiative. Live Free and Start is a joint initiative between the Governor’s Office, Business Finance Authority and Department of Resources and Economic Development aimed at creating jobs and making it easier for technology companies to start, grow, and succeed in New Hampshire. Liz is joined by Allison Grappone, who is the Founder and CEO of NEARBY, a successful NH start-up. Allison shares her firsthand experiences and advice for growing a business in NH, as well as her perspective on the state of innovation in NH as a start-up business founder

Innovating in NH - Innovation Assistance: The State of Innovation in NH


Latest News


UNH and Alpha Loft to Host Roundtable on Leveraging Universities for Economic Development

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire and Alpha Loft will co-host a breakfast roundtable on “Universities as Economic Change Agents” Friday, April 17 at the UNH Manchester campus, Pandora Building, room P201, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. [Read More]



As a UNH graduate student, I have been interning with UNHInnovation (UNHI) to learn more about copyright law and the future of intellectual property. My research has culminated in a graduate studies project, a Creative Works Symposium.

One of the elements of my job that I really enjoy is presenting to UNH faculty, staff, and students about technology transfer. What is it? Why do we do it? How do we do it? Over the years, a common reaction to these questions has been: “Why do I need to care about commercialization?”

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