University of Vermont

Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR)

Building Your Idea

Looking to make your innovative idea tangible and effective? The resources, services and expertise below will help you in:

  • Prototyping, making, and developing tangible things
  • Exploring solutions
  • Finding centers and educational initiatives for hands-on learning


Clinical Simulation Laboratory
Offers students and healthcare providers access to new technology in an environment that enables them to become familiar with the latest innovations available to them.
Ted James

Fab Lab
Makes rapid-prototyping tools available to College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) students and faculty.
Jennifer Karson

Instrumentation and Model Facility (IMF)
Provides professional physical prototyping and project development services.
Tobey Clark

Senior Experience in Engineering Design (SEED)
Provides UVM seniors in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering or Electrical and/or Mechanical Engineering with real-world projects that originate as statements of need from local companies and/or faculty researchers.
John E. Novotny

Facilitates the innovation-to-commercialization process through a series of entrepreneur-focused workshops.
Eric L. Gagnon, Mercedes Rincon