The Office of the Vice President for Research at UConn has announced the recipients of the Fall 2016 UConn SPARK Technology Commercialization Fund Program. The SPARK program provides critical early-stage funding to help investigators from UConn-Storrs and UConn Health (UCH) advance promising ideas along the innovation continuum toward commercialization.

“While UConn’s research pipeline remains strong, accessing critical proof-of-concept funding for early-stage projects is very difficult,” said Dr. Jeff Seemann, UConn/UConn Health Vice President for Research. “The SPARK program aims to fill that gap so that innovative discoveries made in UConn labs can eventually make it to market where they can benefit the citizens of Connecticut and have a positive impact on the state’s economic growth and development.”