PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES
INTERESTED IN INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP?
OIC offers opportunities to grow your business network, learn and apply entrepreneurship skills while developing and promoting impact-driven, deep-tech innovations.
INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
PIE-X are semester-long courses that offer students opportunities to work in multidisciplinary teams to identify and develop solutions to real-world problems using the Lean Startup methodology.
- Junior/senior undergraduate students
- Graduate students
- Semester-long (13 weeks)
- Minimum 3 hours/week
Faculty Fellows is a selective program that nurtures innovation and entrepreneurship skillset development to enhance teaching and research, while growing an active and collaborative network of educators and academic entrepreneurs.
Faculty motivated to integrate entrepreneurship into their teaching and research.
- Minimum weekly hours TBA
UH, now part of the NSF I-Corps Hub Desert and Pacific Region, offers NSF I-Corps™, a virtual entrepreneurship training program that provides skills on how to test the market through customer discovery and create a business strategy, in order to maximize the impact of your innovation.
- Anyone affiliated with UH who have an innovation with the potential for technological, educational or societal impact
- Startups based in Hawai‘i with a deep tech innovation
- 5 weeks (orientation + 4 weekly sessions)
- 3 hours/week minimum
The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) works with UH faculty, researchers, students and staff to translate research and discoveries from the lab to the market to make an impact. We can help you identify and navigate individual innovation journeys to build sustainable business ventures around impact-driven technologies.
Patents2Products is a unique fellowship opportunity to develop entrepreneurship skills and gain business fluency while advancing the development and commercialization of impact-driven technologies at the University of Hawai‘i.
- PhD candidates
- Postdoctoral researchers
- UH-affiliated technology companies
- Faculty research labs with UH IP
- Full-time position
Hawai‘i Technology Innovation Development Ecosystem (HITIDE): A University of Hawai‘i Incubator is a 12-24 month program that provides concierge services, seed funding and resources tailored to support the needs of academic entrepreneurs with UH-affiliated, deep-tech innovations.
UH-affiliated, science-based technology startups with commercialization and community-impact potential.
- 24 months
- Minimum 4 hours/week
UH Ventures, LLC is forming a UH-affiliated venture fund through seed capital from the State of Hawai‘i and private funding from domestic and international investors. The Fund will invest in UH-developed intellectual property (IP) as well as IP co-developed with private companies and partner organizations.
UH-affiliated startups and researchers are eligible for funding from UH Ventures.