School, Program, and Course Information

  • 1/12 Info Session: NSF Innovation Corps Program

    Are you interested in learning more about how the Accelerate UConn program helps faculty and researchers take technology from the bench to the market?

    Please join us for a virtual information session for the upcoming Spring 2023 cohort on Thursday, January 12, 2022 from 12-1pm. RSVP here:

    Accelerate UConn is UConn’s National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site and its mission is to catalyze the transition of new scientific discoveries and capabilities from the lab to the marketplace. Participating teams will receive an introduction to the most critical elements of the I-Corps Curriculum and Lean Launchpad methodology. Over the course of this virtual 5 week program, teams will learn how to determine the market opportunity for their product or technology.

    Participants will learn how to:

    - Develop new ways to communicate the value of their product or technology
    - Understand the structure of the market they are entering
    - Develop strategies for generating demand for their product or technology
    - Identify next steps needed to launch their venture
    - Identify customers most likely to bring first revenue

    Teams will receive:
    - 5 weeks of training on the Business Model Canvas and Customer Discovery Process
    - Coaching from industry experts and access to next step resources
    - $2,000 to support customer discovery and development of minimum viable product
    - Assistance identifying additional team members

    Applications for the Spring 2022 cohort will close on Friday, January 20, 2022 at 11:59pm.

    You can learn more about Accelerate UConn and apply here:

    This program is coordinated by the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CCEI) at UConn. CCEI was founded in 2007, and is a focal point for entrepreneurial activity within the University. CCEI supports student, faculty, staff, and alumni entrepreneurs across all academic departments, schools, and colleges.

    For more information, contact: Alycia Chrosniak at