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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
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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
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2021 Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Sunday, July 25, 2021
The ECenter, along with UNH, is pleased to announce the fourth annual cohort into its Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame with the announcement of the 2021 honorees. Both 2020 and 2021 inductions will take place on Friday, October 1, 2021, as part of a double ceremony during Homecoming Weekend. Read More
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UNH Hosts Virtual Aerospace Science and Manufacturing Industry Sandpit

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
On June 9-10, 2021, the University of New Hampshire hosted a virtual, 2-day Aerospace Science and Manufacturing Sandpit. The event was one of UNH’s bi-annual industry-engagement meet-ups that promote innovation and collaboration between the university and industry by providing companies with direct access to UNH researchers working in the same field.  Read More
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Marc Eichenberger to Serve as Interim Associate Vice Provost for Innovation and New Ventures and Managing Director of UNHInnovation

Thursday, June 17, 2021
UNHInnovation (UNHI) is pleased to share that Marc Eichenberger, Director of Corporate Engagement at UNHI, has agreed to serve as Interim Associate Vice Provost for Innovation and New Ventures and Managing Director of UNHI. Read More
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UNH Hosts Panel Discussion on Campus-Wide COVID Testing

Thursday, February 11, 2021
On December 8th, 2020, UNH hosted “Keeping Campus Safe - University-Wide COVID Testing,” a panel discussion about keeping campuses open and communities safe during the current pandemic. The discussion featured several UNH speakers who have been instrumental in launching the university’s COVID testing lab this past fall. UNH was joined by panelists from Georgia Tech, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne and Purdue University who have all been instrumental in launching initiatives to help keep their campuses open for in-person learning while protecting their communities from COVID-19... Read More
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ECenter Teams Win Big at the Social Venture Innovation Challenge

Friday, February 5, 2021
This fall, ECenter-based teams won big at the 2020 Social Venture Innovation Challenge (SVIC), hosted by the UNH Changemaker Collaborative. All of the finalists from UNH were ECenter-based teams and were coached by Ian Grant, executive director of the ECenter. “Some ideas were worked on for only a few months by first-year students from the ECenter Idea + Innovation Society and other teams have been working on their ideas at the ECenter for several years,” commented Grant. “What they all have in common is passion, curiosity, and a willingness to put it all out there. We are very proud of... Read More