In May, 2017, the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter) wrapped up the inaugural session of its innovative i2 Passport Program (short for Ideas and Innovation Passport Program.) The program is designed to encourage all UNH undergraduate students to engage and participate in activities and events in the areas of ideas, innovation, and entrepreneurship from all over campus.
Through a VentureWell faculty grant received in 2016, UNHInnovation was offering a limited number of $500 sub-awards for materials and supplies that allowed faculty from across the university to integrate the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter) Makerspace into their course programming.
The University of New Hampshire (UNH) was awarded the Campus Culture and Policy Award by VentureWell, a leader in funding, training, coaching and early investment that brings student innovations to the world. UNH is one of 50 schools that are a part of the Pathways in Innovation (Pathways) community. Pathways schools are committed to integrating innovation and entrepreneurship into the fabric of their universities.
DNDC Applications Research and Training, LLC (DNDC-ART) recently signed a license agreement with UNH for the commercial use of a modeling software called Denitrification-Decomposition, or DNDC. The software was developed primarily with federal funding by the late Changsheng Li, Ph.D., a research professor at the UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS).
In December, UNH kicked off its initial cohort of I-Corps™ trainees. The I-Corps training is part of an I-Corps Site Grant UNH received from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in early 2016 to foster entrepreneurship on campus and support the maturation of innovations developed at UNH from idea generation to commercialization.
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.