The University Innovation Fellows (UIF) is an international program of Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design and is part of the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation grant from the National Science Foundation that UNH received in early 2016. The goal of the UIF program is to empower students to be agents of change and innovation at their respective schools.
On Friday, October 21, 2016, our team along with almost 40 other students gathered at the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter) to compete in the first ever ECenter hackathon. It was open to all students and sponsored by Datawatch and IBM Watson Analytics.
At the end of the spring 2016 semester, the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter), along with a team of academic and industry judges, selected two teams to be awarded the 2016 Summer Seed Grant. Thanks to the generosity of the Wildcatalysts Network, Kennebunk Savings, and Raka Creative, the ECenter awarded $10,500 to four people (two teams) to work on their early-stage ideas or startups over the summer, instead of having to find summer jobs.
The Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter) has announced its first ECenter faculty fellows. Because the ECenter is intentionally independent under UNHInnovation and not associated directly with any one college, the fellows program was created to engage faculty and students in all things idea, innovation, and entrepreneurship at UNH.
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). For those not familiar with the concept, a makerspace is both a community center outfitted with fabrication tools and equipment, and a community of “makers.” The maker movement represents the democratization of engineering, design, fabrication, and education.
What’s so special about New Hampshire? There are so many “firsts” here. Did you know that the first women’s magazine editor in the nation was Sarah Josepha Hale of Newport, New Hampshire and it was letters from Sarah to President Lincoln that inspired the first national Thanksgiving Day in 1863? New Hampshire also boasts the ratification of the first-in-the-nation state constitution in Exeter in 1776. And where was the first free public library? In Peterborough, New Hampshire. The first credit union t
UNHInnovation hosted the annual Innovators’ Dinner on October 9th to celebrate the intellectual property achievements of the past year. Faculty, staff, and students gathered in Huddleston Hall to recognize the collective hard work that resulted in 124 license agreements, 68 innovation disclosures, six patents filed, six patents issued, two trademarks registered, over $500,000 in royalty income, and upcoming initiatives geared towards entrepreneurial creation, development, and support.