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Technology Commercialization Services

Andrew Zehner, J.D.

Andrew Zehner, J.D. Associate Vice President for Research Technology Commercialization and Industry Relations Phone: 860-486-1339 andrew.zehner@uconn.edu

The mission of Technology Commercialization Services is to expedite and facilitate the transformation of UConn discoveries into products and services that benefit patients, industry and society.

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Our goals are to bring together UConn researchers and the business community in order to significantly enhance the commercial and societal impact of UConn’s research; identify and help move inventions by UConn faculty, staff and students towards the market through licensing or new company formation; secure patent protection for new technologies, where warranted by market forces; generate support for ongoing applied/translational research projects including industry partnerships.

Contact us to evaluate and protect a UConn invention; find proof of concept and/or startup funding at UConn, from the investment community, as well as state and private sources; receive coaching and mentoring for your new venture; start a company; license a technology; incubate your business at UConn; access University-wide programs supporting innovation and entrepreneurship.

We are here to help! You can contact any of our team members by visiting the Contacts page. You can also contact me directly, and I’d be happy to assist you.