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Sign up to develop your idea with Innovation Quest(iQ)!

Do you have an idea that you think could turn into a successful business? Do you want to work with others who do?

Sign up for Innovation Quest (iQ). Kickoff Workshop is Wednesday, February 10th

http://innovationquest.uconn.edu/events/kickoff/

Advantages of Participating:

  • Opportunity to win money for your start-up ($30,000 up for grabs)
  • Make connections with successful entrepreneurs and business mentors
  • Join or form a team! (You do not need your own idea to participate)
  • Meet iQ mentors who can help you start a business!

About iQ: The Innovation Quest (iQ) Program fosters creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship across campus. Students who have new ideas for a product or service can compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to develop their idea into an operating company.

Past successes include: Encapsulate, Flush Warranty, Land Maverick, Macroscopic Solutions, PartsTech, Phood, ProVelocity Bat, QRfertile, SimpliGreen, Smpl Bio, Sobrio/DashRide/EverTransit, The Momentum App, Veradermics, Voda/Elkay, VoltXon,  Voxion, and YouComm, among others.

This is the perfect opportunity to stake your claim on your chance of winning a share of $30K, work with successful entrepreneurs, and join a team of likeminded students — even if you do not have an idea of your own.

Success is everywhere. Why not you?

The Innovation Quest kickoff workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 10th , from 6:30PM – 8:00 PM

Sign-up for the Feb 10th Workshop and receive the ONLINE meeting Access point!

http://innovationquest.uconn.edu/events/kickoff/

Click here for more information on UConn Innovation Quest:

http://innovationquest.uconn.edu/

 

OPIM Innovate is Hiring for Spring 2021! Student Lab Specialist Positions Available

OPIM Innovate is currently seeking to fill three new student lab specialist positions for the spring of 2021.

As a student lab specialist, student workers must test and give presentations on the emerging technologies OPIM Innovate has to offer. In addition, lab specialists must assist students with various lab projects. Great communication and customer service skills are a must. Experience with virtual/augmented reality, 3D printing/modeling, IoT/data analytics, drones/wearable tech, A.I./Blockchain is also preferred, but not required.

The communications specialist must have the flexibility to attend events throughout the semester, good interpersonal and writing skills, and a willingness to learn about the emerging technologies the Lab has to offer. In addition, they must be able to work independently; interview students, professionals, and staff; and assist other Lab employees when necessary.

The student lab specialist positions are Class III jobs and offer great internship experience for students interested in learning about up-and-coming technologies. For more information on the student lab specialist position, please click here to be directed to the job listing on UConn JobX.

For any additional questions, please contact OPIM Innovate Director,  Jonathan Moore at jonathan.a.moore@uconn.edu.

We appreciate your interest and are excited to see your applications!

Join UConn’s Global Health Hackathon!

GloHSOC was created in 2018 by a group of diverse undergraduate students from many departments and schools at UConn, all united by a common goal to create an open forum for discussing issues related to the health of individuals around the world. They believed that global health is a diverse field with complex problems that require innovative and interdisciplinary solutions. To engage this diversity of skill in the field, this year GloHSOC is organizing their 2nd Annual Global Health Hackathon: Vaccine Victory! This online event, which will be held this weekend (November 6-8), invites students from all different majors and backgrounds to come together and create innovative solutions to pressing issues in global health (and win cash prizes!).

The theme for this year seeks to explore innovative ways to better vaccinations and address the barriers of turning vaccines into vaccinations, including vaccine development, distribution, delivery, and administration. Example projects include health policy solutions, business proposals, prototypes solving common problems that arise during vaccine transportation, infrastructure improvements, etc. The idea is to innovation from across UConn and provide an opportunity for students to challenge themselves and gain a greater understanding of Global Health.

Attached is the QR code to reigster by 11/5 at 11;59pm and click this schedule to learn more.

Learn more about this new cooperative education experience!

Join the Werth Institute for a virtual Info Session Thursday, November 12th at 6pm to learn about Stamford StartUp Studio, a paid 1-2 semester cooperative educational experience. Students will get the opportunity to network with venture capitalists, venture builders, and senior business leaders. The core of the experience will be working with industry experts to validate problems, explore opportunities, and prototype solutions for the real estate and property tech industry. Students will utilize advanced technologies such as machine learning, 5g ready applications, and virtual and augmented reality.

To join the zoom session directly : https://zoom.us/j/4932046809?pwd=YlBSSVp5ZFZnZWN2S2Z3b1ZGU01nZz09

To learn more information contact : tara.watrous@uconn.edu

Join the Wellness Points Challenge!

Wellness Points Flyer

The Wellness Challenge aims to motivate students to develop and maintain healthy habits. Participating in the challenge is as simple as just  submitting photos of yourself engaging in healthy activities to earn points. The more points you have, the more prizes you receive!

The challenge will run from October 5th to November 20th for the Fall 2020 semester. All Storrs students (on-campus and online) are welcome to participate!

The prizes vary from different tiers, such as

Tier 0: Registration Wellness Points Laptop Sticker (mailed to you immediately after registration)
Tier 1: 50 points $5 Gift Card to Starbucks, Dunkin’, etc.
Tier 2: 120 points Water bottle
Tier 3: 200 points T-Shirt
Tier 4: Points Leader $100 Amazon Gift Card

Visit https://studenthealth.uconn.edu/wellness-points/ for more information!

Managing Innovation by Dr. Micheal Harbour

Dr. Michael Harbour is an Executive Director and team leader at Merck, Michael is known for his assistance in helping develop of HIV and HCV medicines. Michael’s expertise is in medical and scientific affairs, all phases of pharmaceutical medicine development (I-IV), treatment adherence, patient-centered innovations in clinical trials and healthcare information technology.

Michael was also invited to the White House by President Obama, for World Aids day in recognition of his contributions. He is also the recipient of the Joseph and Rose Kennedy Scholarship for Bioethics at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. Today, Michael practices HIV/AIDS Medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He also serves as the Chief Medical Officer of a public-private partnership specializing in Digital Health with the University of Berkley School of Public Health.

Join us this Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 3:30pm-4:45pm to learn more about Dr. Michael Harbour.
Link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/23270d6a8de74eec85270e132b2d7b74 

Get Seeded

Get Seeded 20-21

Mark your calendars : Get Seeded Kickoff this Tuesday!

 

Are you interested in becoming an entrepreneur or want to learn more about different innovations and businesses coming out of UConn? Well join us virtually this Tuesday September 29th at 6:30pm for our Get Seeded Kickoff! 

 

Get Seeded gives students a platform to move their business ideas and inventions forward by providing them with seed funding, mentorship, and connection to 

potential team members. The program comprises a kickoff event, pitch nights, workshops and a Demo Day concluding the program. All events in 2020-2021 will be held virtually.

Apply to be a McNair Scholar

Apply to be a McNair Scholar! 

McNair Scholars are STEM majors who are first-generation college students, from low socioeconomic households, and/or self-identify as underrepresented racial or ethnic groups in higher education. 

The McNair scholars  program aims to provide year-round, academic and holistic support to help students establish undergraduate research projects early in their undergraduate career.  Their ultimate goals are to equip students with the tools to be competitively considered for graduate school admission, and to ensure retention and graduation from UConn.

The application deadline is Wednesday, October 14th at 12:00pm. For more information visit here.