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UConn announces opening of ‘data science technology incubator’ on Stamford campus
By Luther Turmelle
UConn on Tuesday announced the opening of a data science technology incubator in the city.
UConn opens data science tech incubator at Stamford campus
By Phil Hall
The University of Connecticut has opened a data science technology incubator at its Stamford campus.
The new 5,685-square-foot facility at 9 W. Broad St. will be part of the school’s technology incubation program (TIP), which has locations at the main campus in Storrs and at UConn Health in Farmington. According to UConn, Stamford-based startups that are accepted into the incubator will have access to the school’s offices and shared work areas, research infrastructure, faculty experts and student talent, along with business mentoring and networking opportunities.
The Stamford incubator has five startups. UConn is also planning to hire five junior faculty with expertise in data science to coordinate an experiential learning co-op that will direct students in spending an “entrepreneurial year” in Stamford helping companies tackle real-world problems with data science solutions.
“We are focused on attracting, supporting and growing early to midstage startup companies in any data science related field, through the creation of a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem connected to the world-class research capabilities at UConn,” said Radenka Maric, UConn’s vice president for research, innovation and entrepreneurship.
“Thanks to the vibrancy of the business community in Stamford and UConn’s strengths in data science and innovation, we’re confident that TIP Stamford will become an engine for new company and job creation.”
Hartford Business Journal
UConn opens Stamford incubator for data science startups
By Sean Teehan
The University of Connecticut has opened an incubator for startup companies in the data sciences fields, adding to its Technology Incubation Program (TIP) in Farmington and Storrs.
The Stamford incubator will host early to mid-stage companies focused on data science in a nearly 5,700-square-foot facility on 9 West Broadway St. in Stamford, according to UConn.
“Thanks to the vibrancy of the business community in Stamford and UConn’s strengths in data science and innovation, we’re confident that TIP Stamford will become an engine for new company and job creation,” Radenka Maric, UConn’s vice president for research, innovation and entrepreneurship, said.
The move comes after TIP companies raised nearly $463 million in 2020.
Funding for TIP Stamford comes from UConn and a $2.1 million grant from StamfordNext, an offshoot of CTNext, the state-backed entrepreneurial network.
“StamfordNext believes in the growth of the data science field,” said Wesley Bemus, executive director of StamfordNext. “We are excited about the impact TIP will have on existing companies in the area and the potential of fulfilling their data science needs.”
Startups in TIP Stamford’s inaugural cohort include:
ACW Analytics LLC, a startup aimed at creating software that will help public and private infrastructure owners prepare for weather events, and handle their aftermath.
Illumu Inc., a startup that uses artificial intelligence to measure many aspects of human psychology.
Populi Inc., which is focused on making healthcare analytics faster and more available to consumers, while protecting privacy.
Sky Squeegee, a drone platform that can be used to clean, treat, and inspect difficult to access structures.