Redefining Business-Academic Relations

The Connection is a newly conceived, organic network linking practicing engineers and businesses with our faculty, students and resources. It is our aim for the Connection to become a uniquely symbiotic affiliation.

Member Benefits:

  • Available to companies, entrepreneurs and individual engineers
  • Free, no-obligation membership
  • Access to interested faculty for funded R&D projects, SBIR partners and the like
  • Access to our students for internships, co-ops, and full-time employment
  • Access (for a modest fee) to skilled student/instructor teams who can tackle design challenges
  • A means to inform the full membership of your products and services
  • A dedicated website
  • Invitation to attend seminars from renowned experts
  • A monthly news page informing members of breaking engineering news and events, providing members an opportunity to pose technical questions (answered via an "Ask an Expert" column) and informing members of interesting seminars/workshops
  • Periodic e-meetings among members -- short-format presentations on varying topics of interest such as faculty members' industry-worthy research projects; SBIR opportunities; member products and services, etc.


To join the Connection, please complete the online application form here. You'll receive a confirmatory message and membership details.

Noreen Wall
Ph.: (860) 486-5394



Entrepreneur in Residence:
Robin Bienemann
Robin Ann Bienemann


"UConn is a great resource for KTI and other Connecticut companies. We take advantage of the Connection and the Innovation Scholar Program, both operated by the School of Engineering, to network and to recruit top engineering students for internships. We are very impressed with their technical skills and ingenuity."
Howard Orr, President
KTI Inc., East Windsor, CT

"UConn is a rich source of cutting-edge technologies, extraordinary technological expertise, smart students and commercial knowhow. Businesses of all sizes, from entrepreneurs to large multinationals, will find UConn to be a hidden gem in Connecticut's 'Quiet Corner.'"
Deb Santy, Director
Small Business Innovation at Connecticut Innovations



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University of Connecticut
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