CCEI Helps Students & Faculty Become Successful Entrepreneurs
- We focus our resources on high-impact ventures that tackle fundamental human and environmental problems.
- We inspire and support a robust entrepreneurial culture across academic disciplines and throughout our state.
- We believe that practical experience in entrepreneurship prepares students and faculty to be more successful in their careers.
Upcoming CCEI Events
Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
OtherCohen Auditorium, NIHB E02, 230 South Frontage Rd., New Haven
The Office of the Vice President for Research would like to announce an intensive, two-day SBIR/STTR workshop focused on proposal development, organized by Connecticut Innovations and the Yale Entrepreneurship Institute.
Each year the SBIR/STTR federal program provides billions of dollars in non-dilutive grant funding to US small businesses to advance and commercialize game-changing technologies. Winning awards in this highly competitive federal program requires strategic proposals and a thorough understanding of the funding agencies’ goals. Nationally recognized SBIR/STTR expert Becky Aistrup will provide detailed instruction on developing competitive proposals for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Dept. of Defense (DoD) SBIR/STTR programs. NIH will be the primary focus. A representative from Connecticut Innovations will also share SBIR/STTR follow-on funding opportunities available through their organization. Substantial reference materials highlighting each day’s topics will be provided to help guide your future proposals.
The workshop is free of charge and a light lunch will be provided.
Wed., Feb. 17, 9am-4pm
Thurs., Feb. 18, 9am-12pm
Cohen Auditorium, NIHB E02, 230 South Frontage Rd., New Haven
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sbirsttr-workshop-funding-for-translating-research-to-the-market-tickets-20630818333
CCEI’s Timothy Folta – Myths of Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurs face many challenges on the road to success. Prior to joining the faculty UConn, CCEI Faculty Director, Dr. Timothy Folta delivered the following TEDx talk on the topic of risk at Purdue University. In it, he advocates for a new definition of the term "entrepreneurship" and new ways of inspiring the best and brightest individuals to become entrepreneurs and ensure a brighter future for all of us.