• Trihalomethanes Removal System

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    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.

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  • Prevention Innovations™

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    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.

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  • Anodized Aluminum

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    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

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    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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  • AT Pad Stand

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    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.

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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 - Innovative Partnerships

Overview: Companies often need to innovate in order to expand and grow, but finding the resources to innovate can be a challenge. Hiring additional personnel, outsourcing, or using work-for-hire services may allow the company to retain significant ownership over intellectual property, but the cost of these avenues can be prohibitive. Pursuing an innovative partnership, whether with another industrial partner or with an entity such as a university, could be a good alternative. Chris Dundorf, Founder and President of 2KR Systems shares his experiences with starting a company in New Hampshire and the benefits and tradeoffs of using strategic partnerships to fund and advance innovations in 2KR's product offerings.

Innovating in NH - Innovation Assistance: Innovative Partnerships

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10/20/2014

UNH Announces New Initiatives to Increase Its Commercialization Success

DURHAM, N.H. – UNHInnovation at the University of New Hampshire recently announced the establishment of a new center as well as a mentoring network and a seed fund to expand entrepreneurship throughout the university and the state using the research output of faculty, staff and students to drive economic development in the state. [Read More]

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UNHInnovation hosted the annual Innovators’ Dinner on October 9th to celebrate the intellectual property achievements of the past year.

This summer, UNHInnovation (UNHI) had the opportunity to host a roundtable discussion at the regional NORDP (National Organization of Research Development Professionals) meeting held at UNH.

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