2021 Finalists & Winners

Despite the shortened Spring Semester and the complications of the coronavirus pandemic, 310 student innovators from 75 disciplines and 68 teams participated in the 2021 UConn iQ competition. Despite all the environmental challenges that they have faced, each team has demonstrated the resilience and nimbleness of seasoned entrepreneurs. From last year’s cohort, we now have 2 companies earning revenue and another company that has received angel funding on its pathway to growth. The 2021 cohort is every bit as exciting. Furthermore, we have seen 2 successful exits to major corporations in the last year, from Year 2 and Year 3 IQ teams.

Congratulations to Queen Bee, SedMed, PatentPlus, the InQbator Invitees and iQ Program Finalists! Embrace the Challenge and Enjoy the Journey!


2021 UConn Innovation Quest Winners

  1. Queen Bee ($15,000)
  2. SedMed ($10,000)
  3. PatentPlus ($5,000)


2021 UConn InQbator Invitees

(alphabetical order)

  1. BioPeace
  2. Diffused Probiotics
  3. Marketics/Direct Data
  4. MixSupp
  5. PatentPlus
  6. Photocatalytic Reactors
  7. PlaySafe
  8. Queen Bee
  9. SedMed
  10. Zero Suck-Back Control Box


2021 UConn Innovation Quest Finalists
Entry Project Name
Acoustic fire disruptor
Diffused Probiotics
Linares Capital
Marketics/Direct Data
Photocatalytic Reactors
Queen Bee
Sports Replay AI
Lappie Classroom on Wheels
UVC Airflow Filtration System
VR Touch
Zero Suck-Back Control Box