Apply Now for Accelerate UConn’s Fall 2016 Cohort!

Accelerate UConn (AU), UConn’s NSF I-Corps Site, is accepting applications for the Fall 2016 Cohort, and the deadline for applications is right around the corner!

Accelerate UConn provides faculty-student teams with seed grants of up to $3,000 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 advance new technologies to the marketplace. Teams that have completed the program have gone on to win additional support through the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Summer Fellowship, the UConn SPARK Technology Commercialization Fund, the BioPipeline CT Grant program, as well as investments from Connecticut Innovations.

Important Dates

Application Deadline: September 9, 2016
Decision Notification: September 16, 2016
Program Kick Off: September 30 – October 1, 2016

If you are interested in learning more about how Accelerate UConn can help you understand the business potential of your discovery, you can hear from some Accelerate UConn grads at AU’s YouTube channel. For more information about the Accelerate UConn program curriculum and to access the online application, visit

Applicants who were not selected in previous cycles are encouraged to reapply. To receive input on your application and helping form a team, 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 (CCEI).