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UConn, a ‘Powerhouse in Research,’ Participates in NSF Roundtable

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The value of UConn’s research in driving economic development and transforming lives was highlighted Friday in an event led by the National Science Foundation, which supports many of the University’s most critical projects through significant grant funding.

Radenka Maric, UConn’s vice president for research, innovation, and entrepreneurship, was an invited participant in an experts’ roundtable at Yale University to discuss ways in which NSF supports innovation in Connecticut and strategies to leverage universities’ research for economic development.

The event comes as UConn is reaching records in grant funding and making its mark in entrepreneurship and innovation, both through new discoveries among its own researchers and through its support of startups at its incubators at Storrs, Stamford, and UConn Health.

“UConn has made significant strides in becoming a powerhouse in research,” Maric said, adding that investments in its faculty and students have created what she calls an “entrepreneurial ecosystem” at Storrs, UConn Health, and the University’s regional campuses.

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