• UNH I-Corps

    I-Corps Program at UNH

    UNH I-Corps teams receive up to $3,000 in NSF funding for engaging in customer discovery to match ideas with demand.

    Apply to be an I-Corps Team

  • 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.

    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.

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Catalyst seminar logo

Our Wildcatalyst Seminars are held on the 4th Thursday of every month from September through May at the UNHI Co-Working Space, 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.

April's Wildcatalyst Seminar: Launching (Research-Based) Start-Ups: Commercializing Geckskin®
April 26th

Our final speaker in this year’s Wildcatalyst Seminar Series is Rana Gupta, CEO of the UMass Amherst spin-out Felsuma LLC, which is commercializing a new adhesive technology called Geckskin®. Geckskin was developed by two UMass Amherst researchers, Dr. Al Crosby and Dr. Duncan Irschick, who were studying geckos' ability to climb and cling to different surfaces. Their collaboration led to the development of a novel adhesive so powerful that an index card-sized piece can hold 700 pounds on a smooth surface, yet it can be easily released and leaves no residue. Rana was introduced to Dr. Crosby and Dr. Irschick and their work and six months later he launched Felsuma LLC to commercialize the technology.

On top of running his business, Rana is also a teacher in BU’s entrepreneurship program in the areas of entrepreneurial finance, innovation, and technology development.

Felsuma is growing and exploring Geckskin's potential in many different applications. We look forward to learning more about the technology and Rana's experience translating university research into real and useful commercial products.

March's Wildcatalyst Seminar

Wildcatalyst Seminar: Launching a (Research-Based) Start-Up: From Handy Wipes to Drones


Latest News


UNH Intellectual Property Improving Emerging Smart Technology
DURHAM, NH - XMOS, a worldwide supplier of advanced embedded voice and audio solutions, has acquired UNH start-up Setem Technologies as part of its plan to change how consumers communicate with smart electronic devices in homes, vehicles, and at work. The company has established new offices in Hampton, NH, where staff will concentrate on developing new VocalSorcery products that use Setem's patented technology.


UNH Enterpeneurship Center Receives National Recognition for Its Growth
DURHAM, N.H. –The University of New Hampshire's Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter) won the “2017 Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center Award” from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC). The award honors an outstanding new entrepreneurship center that is five years old or less; the ECenter opened in January 2016.



UNHInnovation recently added a state-of-the art DATRON neo CNC milling machine to the Makerspace at the UNH ECenter. The new machine, which can mill materials like metal, wood, foam, and acrylic, allows UNH students, faculty, and staff to build real working prototypes of their ideas.

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