Accelerate UConnAccelerate UConn (AU) is accepting applications for its Spring Cohort. The deadline for applicants is January 15, 2016.

Accelerate UConn, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded program, provides faculty-student teams with seed grants of up to $3000 and business training that accelerates the commercialization process for early-stage technologies developed at UConn.

Participating teams gain valuable insight into the best ways to get new technology into the marketplace. The first cohort of ten teams finished in November. If you’d like to learn more about how Accelerate UConn can help you understand the business potential of a discovery please watch Accelerate UConn participant and UConn Health PhD student Matt Hanley’s two-minute description of the program:

A brief application along with program information is available at Applications will be reviewed and selected by a cross disciplinary panel of entrepreneurs and industry executives. The kick off workshop for selected applicants will be February 12-13, 2016.

Applicants that were not selected in the first round are encouraged to reapply. For input on your application or for help forming a team please contact Accelerate UConn staff at

Accelerate UConn is operated as a partnership between the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.