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Opportunities

TCS is not only a resource for research faculty, student startups, and TIP companies but also provides learning and mentorship opportunities for current UConn students. TCS Student Programs include the TIP Innovation Summer Fellowship, the MBA Venture Development Fellowship and TCS Fellowship/Internship.  

As part of its program, TIP helps recruit talented students to work as fellows, part-time employees, or interns. 

TIP Innovation Fellowship

In addition to its state-of-the-art facilities, a key benefit of UConn’s Technology Incubation Program (TIP) is its ability to connect incubator companies with University faculty and students.  The UConn TIP Innovation Fellowship Program pairs UConn students with University startup companies for mentored summer research fellowships in business or STEM areas. As part of its program, students receive mentorship, weekly seminars, and experience that may led to an internship or part-time employment within the company they are matched with.

Learn more about the 2021 TIP Innovation Fellowship Program

TCS Internship Program

The TCS Internship Program provides an opportunity for students to gain firsthand knowledge and experience with technology commercialization while supporting TCS’ initiatives and activities.  The TCS Internship Program is designed to provide tangible experiences for students in the areas of technology assessment, intellectual property protection, marketing, licensing, and entrepreneurship.

Technology Transfer and Venture Development Experiences

  • Understanding of research commercialization
  • Technology evaluation
  • Patenting a technology
  • Technology marketing
  • Working in a startup

Learn more here.

Give students opportunity to enhance communication, writing and analytical skills; while learning about a wide range of technologies.
Provides MBA students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through partnership with science/business leaders and lead key players within our start-up portfolio.

MBA Venture Development Fellowship Program

This new program matches MBA students from the UConn of Business with UConn startup companies for a hands on experience in commercialization, marketing, and research. Candidates are selected based on their educational and work experience to work with the management of UConn startups, with focus on business development, marketing, finance and partnership.  Learn more

Hands-on training in entrepreneurial activities

  • Think like an entrepreneur
  • Engage in projects that can be a startup
  • Do’s and Don’ts as an entrepreneur
  • Pitch an idea

TCS is proud to not only support faculty ventures but also ventures of our current students and alumni. Below are active student led companies in our TIP incubator:

UConn Student Startup

YouCOMM LLC is a healthcare IT startup that has created a fully customizable caregiver communication device for use in inpatient care.

UConn Alumni Startup

Bastion Health, is developing an in-home device with a smartphone-based automated analyzer to measure semen health.

UConn Alumni Startup

Torigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is focused on providing veterinary cancer solutions for companion animals.