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UNHInnovation Welcomes Dr. Raymond Pettit as Director of Corporate Engagement

Monday, February 27, 2023
UNHInnovation is pleased to welcome Dr. Raymond Pettit as Director of Corporate Engagement to serve as liaison and partner to businesses and industry engaging with the University of New Hampshire. Ray has overall responsibility for corporate engagement, business development, and relationship management of UNHInnovation’s commercial, governmental, and industry partners. 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
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The UNH-IOL Expands Wi-Fi Performance Testing

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
This year, the UNH InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) expanded its Wi-Fi performance testing services to include the new TR-398 Standard (Issue 2) developed by the Broadband Forum, an industry consortium dedicated to developing broadband network specifications. This testing adds new requirements around Wi-Fi 6 defined in the standard (802.11ac) set by the IEEE, a professional association for electronic engineering and electrical engineering. Read More
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Successful Kickstarter Leads to Launch of New UNH Start-up

Friday, December 10, 2021
In the fall of 2020, a team of entrepreneurs from UNH Cooperative Extension’s Nature Groupie ran a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising more than $22K from over 270 backers in less than 30 days. The Kickstarter campaign was used to launch a nonprofit start-up called Project NG, which includes a new brand called Nature Groupie Gear and an online marketplace where nature enthusiasts across the country can purchase products such as t-shirts, mugs and sweatshirts to show their appreciation for the outdoors while also supporting the work of Nature Groupie. The Nature Groupie team created the... Read More

SBA Awards UNHInnovation Second Round of Funding to Help Underserved Small Businesses Succeed in R&D

Monday, August 23, 2021
The U.S. Small Business Administration issued a second 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 seeks to improve outcomes in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs for underserved communities by increasing participation from women-owned, rural-based and socially or economically disadvantaged small businesses. UNHInnovation is one of 33... Read More

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

Friday, August 13, 2021
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