UNHInnovation Secures Fourth Round of SBA Funding to Bolster SBIR/STTR Support for New Hampshire Small Businesses

Thursday, November 30, 2023
UNHInnovation, part of the University of New Hampshire (UNH), is proud to announce its success in securing a fourth round of funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This funding, awarded under the Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program, strengthens UNHInnovation's commitment to developing an innovation ecosystem to support small businesses and startups in New Hampshire, particularly those focused on research and development. Read More
The late Dr. Changsheng Li, who originally developed Regrow's DNDC model, photographed in agricultural field

Regrow Ag Makes Global Impact Building On UNH-Developed Technology

Monday, July 31, 2023
UNHInnovation and Regrow Ag, a leading software provider for agricultural Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MVR) and Sustainability Insights, jointly celebrate the company’s recent recognition of the prestigious TIME100 Most Influential Companies list. The company was also named the No. 1 Most Innovative Company in Agriculture by Fast Company in March. Both honors underscore the vital role played by Regrow to enable a climate-resistant food supply. For UNHInnovation, it is a success story of UNH-originated technology making a global impact. Read More

Betty and Barney Hill Collection Licensed for Episode of "Eyewitness UFO"

Friday, June 30, 2023
The University of New Hampshire is home to many unique and surprising things that the institution has collected over its 150-year history. However, there are probably none quite as unexpected as the university’s collection of authentic UFO-related artifacts from Betty and Barney Hill, the now famous couple who made the first well-documented, feasibly legitimate, and widely reported UFO abduction report in the United States. UNHInnovation recently licensed various pieces from the Betty and Barney Hill collection to be used in an episode of the docuseries "Eyewitness UFO," which is... Read More
Dr. Christopher Hernandez works in the pumpkin field as part of UNH's cucurbit breeding program

UNHInnovation Fund Awards $50,000 Grants for Cucurbit Seeds and Smart Insoles

Thursday, May 11, 2023
Cucurbit seeds and smart insole sensors were selected as the winning proposals for the newly launched UNHInnovation Fund during the final round presentations on April 17, 2023. The fund awarded two $50,000 grants to help UNH faculty researchers move their innovations closer to licensing and commercialization. Congratulations to recipients Dr. Christopher Hernandez, assistant professor in the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, and Dr. Diliang Chen, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Read More
University of New Hampshire Innovators of the Year awardees (l to r) Jeffrey Halpern, 2023, and Kate Hester Siler and Dr. Christine Shea, 2022.

UNHInnovation Honors J. Brent Loy Innovators of the Year Awardees for 2022 and 2023

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
UNHInnovation honors the J. Brent Loy Innovators of the Year awardees Jeffrey Halpern (recipient for 2023) and Dr. Christine Shea and Kate Hester Siler (recipients for 2022) at the annual Research, Economic Engagement & Outreach celebration on May 2, 2023. Read More
Maria Virga, process engineer at GreenSource Fabrication, speaks with John Roth, director of the Olson Center

Closing the Loop

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
WHEN a university that prioritizes research and sustainability partners with a company leading the field in green manufacturing, great things happen. And they happen at UNH's John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center. “As part of our corporate engagement office, UNHInnovation works with external partners to find co-location, research and workforce development opportunities on campus,” said Marc Eichenberger, associate vice president and chief business development and innovation officer. “The companies benefit from, among other things, UNH’s infrastructure and access to student talent.... Read More
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UNHInnovation Launches Fund to Support Research Commercialization Efforts

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
UNHInnovation is excited to announce the launch of the UNHInnovation Fund, a competitive funding program supporting UNH faculty and researchers moving UNH-owned innovations closer to licensing and/or commercialization. The fund will award successful applicants $50,000 to advance innovations. Read More
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SBA Awards UNHInnovation Third Round of Funding to Strengthen Research Opportunities

Monday, October 3, 2022
The U.S. Small Business Administration issued a third round of grant funding to UNHInnovation to provide specialized training, mentoring and technical assistance for research and development-focused small businesses under the Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program. FAST’s objective is to strengthen the competitiveness of small businesses and startups across the country, particularly those from underserved communities to help them benefit from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. UNHInnovation is one of 44 grant... Read More
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FOSTERing Building Safety

Monday, April 11, 2022
Leveraging training and seed funding from UNHInnovation, a local company has secured a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop low-cost sensors to protect buildings from structural damage. 2KR Systems of Rochester received a microgrant through UNHInnovation’s FOSTER (Focused SBIR/STTR Teaching, Equity and Results) program that helped them win a $256,000 NSF Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant. With the funding, 2KR will develop a first-of-its-kind, low-cost network of durable wireless sensors to detect environmental-driven loads —snow, wind and flooding — on roofs... Read More
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Meet Jess Flarity

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Greetings—my name is Jess Flarity and I am the new Graduate Licensing Assistant at UNHInnovation. My role at UNHI is to facilitate and recruit for UNH’s I-Corps Site program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation to help innovations generated by the university evolve from being research ideas into marketable products. You might see me at campus events speaking with prospective students or holding information sessions in T-Hall and the MUB. If you sign up to participate in I-Corps, which is now held virtually, you’ll see me on Zoom as we discuss the basics of entrepreneurship and... Read More