As the University of New Hampshire’s innovation and commercialization activity continues to expand, UNHInnovation remains committed to making the intellectual asset management workflow more transparent and efficient. With that goal in mind, our office is investing in new technology that will streamline our processes and procedures.
This spring, the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research sent out a survey to UNH faculty seeking feedback on how well the office and its individual units currently support the research community. The results of the survey provided insight into areas that are working well and also areas where the research office could do more to help faculty reach their research goals.
Check out some of the recent issued patents from UNH's innovative researchers.
SAVE THE DATE! The 603 Challenge starts Sunday, June 3rd at 12 PM and ends Friday, June 8th at 6 PM ET. This online-only challenge is an annual fundraising campaign that offers alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends the chance to make a gift to the area(s) that are most meaningful to them at UNH. Thanks to a generous group of donors underwriting the challenge, these gifts are matched up to $150 per donor until the pool of $150,000 in matching funds runs out.
On March 21st, 2018, UNH kicked off its fourth I-Corps training cohort. The 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 UNH Connectivity Research Center (Connectivity) recently hosted the second annual Smart Gadget Competition at UNHInnovation. This one-day event brought together UNH students, faculty, and industry to identify and solve a problem on campus using “smart” sensors and LoRaWAN, an Internet of Things wireless technology.
After providing the initial support to launch the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter), entrepreneur and philanthropist Peter T. Paul ’67 has renewed his support based on student demand and the center’s success with a $400,000 gift.
UNHInnovation (UNHI) recently released the Innovator’s Guide to Commercialization in an effort to help lead faculty, staff, and students through the commercialization process at UNH.
UNHInnovation (UNHI) has worked with the UNH School of Law since 2010 to bring law school student interns into our office to gain technology transfer experience within a higher education setting.
This year, we are very pleased to welcome Cassie Simmons and Andrew Schmid to the office. Andrew and Cassie started on June 2, 2014 and will work with us over the course of the next year. Both interns have just completed their 1L year (first year of law school).
The University of New Hampshire has a massive campus, with hundreds of departments, several different career contacts, and thousands of faculty, and while that may benefit our 15,000 students, we understand that it hasn’t always made our local recruiters’ lives very easy. So, this one is for you human resources! Thanks for hanging in there. – The UNH Career Center