TT  The University of New Hampshire Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization

     Office Locations:

Gregg Hall
35 Colovos Road
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 603-862-4125
Fax: 603-862-0329



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    The Office for Research Partnerships and Com-mercialization (ORPC) was founded in November 2000 to develop and manage the intellectual property portfolio of the University of New Hampshire. The mission of the ORPC is to Build research partnerships that result in commercialization and economic development; Serve as the focal point for advocacy and support of UNH's intellectual property; Provide faculty and staff with information on, and assistance with, intellectual property protection by patent, copyright, or other means; Facilitate transfer of University research results to the public by bringing scientists and the business community together in relationships of mutual advantage; and focus statewide through the New Hampshire Innovation Research Center (a matching grant program funded by the NH Legislature). ORPC is partnered with the Idea Greenhouse, a combined co-working space, event center and collaborative creative environment for budding university entrepreneurs, located in downtown Durham. The facility offers office space, cube and desk space, 'drop in' cafe-style workspace, and rooms for meetings and events. The Idea Greenhouse launched in 2011.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Gretchen Smith Program Coordinator
    Jan Nisbet Senior Vice Provost for Research
    Marc C. Sedam Executive Director
    Maria E. Emanuel PhD Senior Licensing Manager


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