Connections for Business

HR Issues for Growing Businesses - April’s Catalyst Seminar Recap

As start-ups and small businesses begin to grow, they inevitably need the services and skills of other people to stay competitive. April’s Catalyst Seminar (the last in our Lean Start-up Business Tactics Series) focused on some of the human resource (HR) issues that arise as companies begin to expand and add to their talent pool. Our speaker this month was Andrea Chatfield, Of Council at the law firm Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson, p.l.l.c. Andrea has been recognized by Chambers USA as one of New Hampshire’s leading employment law attorneys.

Seeking Trial Participants for New System to Treat Drinking Water Disinfectant By-Products

Disinfecting drinking water is an absolute must, but what can be done about the harmful trihalomethanes (THMs) by-products?

Building University-Industry Research Partnerships to Secure Federal Funding for Your Technology

Sponsoring Office: OSVPR/UNHInnovation

Audience: Faculty, Staff, and  Relevant Personnel from companies with fewer than 500 employees

Host: Mihaela Sabin, Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems, UNH Manchester
 

Mining Patents for Information

The US patent system is premised on a fundamental exchange, or as some might say, a grand bargain. In exchange for fully disclosing their invention to the public, the inventor gains the exclusionary right to that invention for a limited period.

How to Start a Business on a Budget – March’s Catalyst Seminar Recap

Many people have big ideas about starting a company and dream about the impact and fortune they’ll make when their idea takes off.  But how do you get a business up and running when money is tight?

Five Benefits for Faculty who Partner with Businesses

Companies often have a problem that can be uniquely solved by a university partnership.  They will invest in external research to achieve an innovative solution for a new product or process that has great commercialization or market potential.  But why would an academic want to be involved with addressing current business challenges?

SBIR/STTR Eligibility & Selecting the Right Government Agency

Hosting Office: OSVPR - UNHInnovation

Audience: Faculty, Staff, and Relevant Personnel from companies with fewer than 500 employees

UNHInnovation: A Busy Start to 2014!

It’s been a cold and snowy 2014 so far, students have returned for the spring semester, and UNHInnovation (UNHI) is excited about its line-up of activities over the next few months.

Early Stage Venture Financing for America’s Technology Entrepreneurs

 

New Hampshire ranks 22nd in total federal dollars awarded to small companies that have early-stage and high risk technologies with high potential for commercialization.  Through the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, New Hampshire companies have received over $425M since the program’s inception. To increase the financing of New Hampshire’s entrepreneurial initiatives, NH Inspires Innovation will offer a series of SBIR/STTR workshops around the state.

“Excuse me, can you repeat that? What does that mean?”

Technology transfer is like any other field with a host of its own unique terms and acronyms, all designed to confuse and intimidate those not in the know.  Confusion is not really the intention, but it's the look I often receive when one of these terms slips into a conversation.  Particularly when speaking with people outside UNHInnovation (UNHI), the conversation is frequently interrupted by a request for clarification.  In an effort to bridge this gap and get everyone on the same page, we’ll start small and over the course of several blogs begin to create a glossary for some of the diffe

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