• 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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.

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The Catalyst Seminars are held on the 4th Thursday of every month from September through May 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: Finding a way to fund your innovation can be a real challenge. For this seminar, we invited Tom "TK" Kuegler, Co-Founder and General Partner of Wasabi Ventures to share his expertise and advice for entrepreneurs who are thinking about different funding options and discuss what entrepreneurs should consider and prepare before approaching a venture capital firm. We also be heard from Cory von Wallenstein, CEO of Adored, a customer-centric mobile app start-up. Cory shared his start-up experiences and funding journey as well as his advice and tips for fellow entrepreneurs.

Innovating in NH - Innovation Assistance: Funding Your Innovation


Latest News


DURHAM, N.H. – Four teams of student entrepreneurs have been selected as recipients of the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center’s first Summer Seed Grant.

In May of this year, the Entrepreneurship Center invited students to submit proposals for grant funding to continue to develop prototypes and business models during the summer months.

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UNHInnovation (UNHI) and the UNH InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) will begin 2016 in the recently constructed Madbury Commons, a mixed-use development of student apartments and commercial space, located at 21 Madbury Road in the heart of downtown Durham and UNH. Student apartments, which comprise the upper floors of the building, were finished in time for the start of the fall semester.

At the beginning of this year, our office applied for and received a small grant offered by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) called the Put a Face on It Video Program. The funds from the award could be used to create a short video that would help enhance awareness of the value of university-based innovations by showcasing the people who have directly benefited from them. We knew right away that we wanted to dedicate our video to UNH’s first nonprofit startup organization, Operation Hat Trick (OHT).

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