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UNH's First Cohort of University Innovation Fellows

Thursday, February 2, 2017
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. Read More
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UNH Connectivity Research Center Starts First Smart City Project in Durham

Thursday, February 2, 2017
The University of New Hampshire Connectivity Research Center (Connectivity) recently started on its first Smart City project in partnership with Senet, Inc. of Portsmouth, NH. Senet is a provider of public, low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) for long range Internet of Things (IoT) applications supporting the LoRaWAN™ protocol. Read More
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Dot Sheehan Moves into Full-Time Role of President of Operation Hat Trick®

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
In December, 2016, Dot Sheehan, licensing director for athletics at UNHInnovation (UNHI), took the final steps to retire from UNH and move into the full-time role of president of Operation Hat Trick® (OHT). Dot founded OHT in 2007 and it is UNH’s first and only nonprofit startup company. It is a nationally and internationally recognized organization that raises awareness, support, and funding for the recovery of wounded service members and veterans through the sale of OHT branded merchandise. Proceeds of these sales are donated to organizations that support the OHT mission. Read More
Hackathon Undergraduate Student Participants

Undergraduate Students Predict 2016 Presidential Election at Inaugural UNH Hackathon

Thursday, December 15, 2016
On Friday, October 21, 2016, our team along with almost 40 other students gathered at the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter) to compete in the first ever ECenter hackathon. It was open to all students and sponsored by Datawatch and IBM Watson Analytics. A hackathon is an idea competition, often involving technology, where teams compete to problem-solve in innovative and exciting ways (it does not involve computer hacking, a common misconception). Each hackathon has a theme and this event’s theme was the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The task was to use IBM Watson Analytics... Read More
HuTT® Football Tackling Technique

UNH Receives First Licenses for the HuTT® Curriculum

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
UNHInnovation has partnered with UNH Kinesiology Professor Erik Swartz for the commercial launch of a ground-breaking, evidence-based helmetless tackling program. Professor Swartz developed HuTT® to decrease head impacts in football and increase the safety of one of America’s favorite pastimes. Read More
2016 Innovators Dinner Overhead

The 2016 Innovator's Dinner

Monday, November 14, 2016
UNHInnovation (UNHI) hosted the sixth annual Innovators’ Dinner on October 20th to celebrate and encourage the commercialization of innovative ideas generated through UNH research. The dinner was held in the Huddleston Ballroom where faculty, staff, students, and industry partners gathered to recognize the UNH community for its hard work, which resulted in 190 licenses, 13 patent applications, and a record $830,000 in commercialization revenue in FY16. Read More
UNHCEMS Storage Cabinet

UNH Issues First Non-Academic UNHCEMS® Licenses

Friday, November 11, 2016
In 2001, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) developed an innovative approach to inventory management by creating a web-based application called UNHCEMS®. The program, designed by UNH’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) and Research Computing Center (RCC), enables an institution to manage its chemical inventory and provide the necessary training needed to help ensure safety. Read More
Industry Days Attendees

Promoting University/Industry Collaboration and Innovation

Saturday, November 5, 2016
Following on the heels of last fall’s highly successful Aerospace and Defense Technology Day, UNHInnovation has since hosted two other industry specific events focused on promoting innovation and industry/university collaboration with external entities. Read More
UNHInnovation and Itaconix Representives Standing

UNH-IP-Based Company Itaconix Aquired for $7 Million

Friday, November 4, 2016
We are excited to share that British chemical company Revolymer PLC recently acquired Itaconix Corporation, a local company whose products are based on licensed UNH intellectual property, for $7 million. Read More
ECenter Summer Seed Grant Award Recipients and UNHInnovation Reps

UNH ECenter Summer Seed Grant Wrap-Up

Saturday, October 29, 2016
At the end of the spring 2016 semester, the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter), along with a team of academic and industry judges, selected two teams to be awarded the 2016 Summer Seed Grant. Thanks to the generosity of the Wildcatalysts Network, Kennebunk Savings, and Raka Creative, the ECenter awarded $10,500 to four people (two teams) to work on their early-stage ideas or startups over the summer, instead of having to find summer jobs. Read More