Office of the Vice President for Research

student fellows, interns and graduates

In addition to its state-of-the-art facilities, a key benefit of the Incubation Program is its ability to connect incubator companies with University faculty and students. As part of its program, the Incubation Program advertises to suitable students and helps recruit them to work as fellows, part-time employees or interns.

2020 UConn TIP Innovation Fellows Program

Pairs students with UConn technology startup companies for mentored research internships in Business or STEM.  Companies are located on-campus in Storrs and at UConn Health, Farmington.

Applications for the 2020 Summer Program are being accepted until Friday March 13

For Students: Applications Closed

For TIP Companies: Applications Closed

Events Calendar: Coming soon!

UConn Partners of the TIP Fellows Program

For more information, contact

What is a University startup company?

A UConn TIP startup company helps a discovery or innovation become the next new product or therapy.  There are more than 35 UConn TIP startup companies in UConn's Technology Incubation Program (TIP).  These companies are developing and commercializing new technologies in areas like diagnostics, digital health, medical devices, software, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and more. View all TIP companies.

Fellows 2017

What kind of research does a UConn-TIP fellow do?
UConn-TIP fellows participate in mentored research with their host TIP company. The research could be in STEM or Business areas such as:

What have previous students said about their experience?

   “couldn’t have asked for a better mentor”
​   “great learning experience to see real world applications of theory learned in the classroom”
   “the presentation definitely helped me to organize and think critically about my results"
   “wonderful experience and I am very grateful for the opportunity”   

For more,

2018 TIP Companies Help Students "Startup" Their Careers
2017 TIP Internship Program Delivers Big Rewards 
2016  Hartford Courant’s article.pdf
2016 Listen to the WHUS podcast Discovering New Advances (DNA)

Program Contact:
Dr. Caroline Dealy
Founder and Director, UConn-TIP Innovation Fellows Program 

2013 UConn-TIP Fellow Sarah Gilbert


Our UConn Sponsors & Partners:

School of Business Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

School of Business Werth Innovation Institute

College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Institute for Student Success/McNair Scholars Program/LSAMP

Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Vice President for Research

School of Dental Medicine

School of Engineering

School of Medicine

School of Nursing

School of Pharmacy

Technology Incubation Program (TIP)

Women in Science & Engineering/ Learning Communities and First Year Programs