Fostering business success through strategic industry partnerships, offering expert support for digital growth.

Our Industry Partnership initiatives bridge academia and industry, fostering collaboration on practical and groundbreaking research, development, and innovation in digital technology.

Advisory Boards

Join our Advisory Board and contribute to shaping the future of the digital sector. Whether you are a student with fresh insights or an industry professional with years of experience, your expertise can help guide our initiatives to meet industry needs and global standards.

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Student Member

Available to current University of Connecticut students
  1. Networking opportunities with advisory board members
  2. Ability to guide the direction of info tech education in CT
  3. $500 Scholarship
  4. 1-year term (renewable)
  5. Application

Gold Member

Available to external individuals and organizations
  1. Organization logo on DFI board member webpage
  2. Ability to guide the direction of info tech education in CT
  3. Includes undergraduate capstone project sponsorship
  4. 3-year term
  5. $3,000/yr

Platinum Member

Available to external individuals and organizations
  1. Organization logo on DFI board member webpage
  2. Ability to guide the direction of info tech education in CT
  3. Includes two undergraduate OR one graduate capstone project sponsorship
  4. 3-year term
  5. $20,000/yr


Business Corporate Partnerships

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Photo of students, UConn faculty and Stanley Black & Decker employees

The UConn School of Business Graduate Masters Programs and Undergraduate Programs are committed to pursuing active partnerships with corporations throughout the country. These partnerships include Capstone Projects, Consulting Projects, and Sponsored Challenges. We are particularly excited about the mutual benefits that these partnerships can provide to graduate students in the various programs and to the sponsoring companies.

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Capstone Projects

Unlock innovative solutions to real-world challenges by partnering with UConn Business STEM undergraduate and graduate programs. Our collaboration connects company sponsors with the creative and scholarly talents of top tier students, turning fresh ideas into actionable solutions.

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Consulting Projects

Leverage our academic expertise to equip your business with strategic insights, data-driven analysis, and innovative solutions to navigate complex digital challenges. Collaborate with a faculty-led student team, drawing on their knowledge and creativity for your advantage.

Sponsored Challenges

Empower innovation and creativity by sponsoring hackathons, case competitions, and more with us. Offer students and professionals the platform to unleash groundbreaking ideas and solutions for today's digital challenges. Seize the opportunity to lead and inspire the future of technology.

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How to Partner

Benefits to our Partners

You will gain access to a pool of knowledgeable professionals with state-of-the-art training and oversight by top research faculty. You will receive an in-depth analysis of the defined area of concern leading to productive outcomes, and a heightened capability to solve extremely challenging problems in a high-pressure, deadline-driven, results-oriented team environment.

Capstone Projects

  • This is a semester long real-world project, designed by the corporate partner in consultation with faculty.
  • Capstone projects for our Graduate students focus on data analytics problems. Using the skill sets of data visualization, predictive modeling, data management, process modeling, and data mining techniques, students will investigate a real problem through data analytics, and will use their project management skills to complete the project within time and budget constraints.
  • At the Undergrade level, focus areas include analytics, app development, supply chain, and cybersecurity.
  • This innovative approach provides an opportunity for students to focus their knowledge and skills on solving problems identified by the partner company. This is a formal class, and therefore participation is mandatory.
  • Students work in teams throughout the semester to complete the scope of work. Project work is graded and is a requirement for graduation.

Consulting Projects

  • Consulting Projects have flexible time frames, based on their scope. Students apply to participate, their resumes are reviewed and a team or teams are formed based on desired experience.
  • Typically, a team is comprised of 6 multi-disciplinary students who will utilize their various skills in data analytics to approach a business problem presented by the corporate partner. A faculty advisor will act as consult, as needed, and guide teams through the duration of the project.

Sponsored Challenges

  • Data Challenges are short-term (up to 6 weeks) data exploration events where students are challenged to solve real company problems exploring novel datasets. It is voluntary on the part of students to participate in Data Challenges. Students form teams and register to participate; past challenges have had anywhere from 12 to 60 teams.
  • Hackathons are similar to Data Challenges but run over a shorter duration, typically a single weekend.
  • Case Competitions are wider in scope, focusing on formulating a solution to a business question. Teams of students develop innovative ideas leveraging their broad business background.

Past Partners

Partner companies have reported substantial cost-savings resulting from implementation of our students’ recommendations.

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  • Apple
  • Atlas Air
  • Aureus Analytics
  • Basement Systems
  • CCAT
  • Civiltalk
  • Cadenza Innovations
  • Capital Community College
  • CryptoOracle Collective
  • Fedex
  • Forbes
  • Girls for Technology
  • Google
  • Henkel
  • History Chip
  • Housing Justice Data Lab, Inc
  • Imagine That Inc
  • InnovateCT
  • Lactation Innovations
  • LAZ Parking
  • LDM Manufacturing
  • LEGO
  • Levo International
  • MakerspaceCT
  • Nerac, Inc
  • OTIS
  • PCX Aerostructures
  • Pentation Analytics
  • Potoo Solutions
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Priceline
  • PwC
  • Romp ‘n Roll
  • Social Labs, LLC
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • SVP Connecticut
  • Swanson Baseball
  • The Ditty Bag
  • Travelers
  • Unscrambl
  • Urban Ecology Wellness Center
  • Voya Financial
  • Webquity
  • Zorus