UNH ECenter Summer Seed Grant Wrap-Up

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.

UNH Issues First Non-Academic UNHCEMS® Licenses

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.  

The 2016 Innovator's Dinner

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.

Dot Sheehan Moves into Full-Time Role of President of Operation Hat Trick®

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.