University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT

Engineering Disciplines

  • Biomedical Engineering (MS)
  • Computer Science (MS, PhD)
  • Computer Engineering (MS)
  • Electrical Engineering (MS)
  • Mechanical Engineering (MS)
  • Technology Management (MS,PhD)

UB School of Engineering Overview

  • Degrees in multiple areas such as advanced manufacturing, biotech, and robotics
  • Primarily focused on computer science
  • Participates in grant collaboration with other universities in the state
  • Also works on advanced manufacturing initiatives with local community colleges (ex. HCC)
  • Second largest masters program in the northeast
  • Offers capstone projects for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Work with a company or university project with a final research report at the end of the project
Dr. Gad Selig




  • Partnership between UB and Connecticut Innovations to grow new technology business
  • Enables growth and commercialization of UB’s applied research and innovation
  • Student development center for startups, often brings in UB students as interns to member companies


  • Favorable rents and shared support services for tenants
  • Discounted professional services and introductions to potential investors/pro-seed funding programs
  • Access to faculty members and public/private grant opportunities

Previous Members

  • Sysdyne Corp.
  • Flatflash Group, LLC
  • Brain Tunnelgenix Technologies Corporation
  • FaceChecks, LLC
  • Commerce Drivers
  • Black Tides Group, LLC
  • Fund Seeder, LLC
  • Omnex Group, LLD
  • Entrepreneurship Center


Dr. Gad Selig


Industrial Advisory Board


  • Board if 25 companies that provide internships and employment opportunities to UB graduates
  • Provides industry feedback on new sponsorship and degree programs and sponsors educational/academic events
  • Offers up extra money, support, and equipment to UB facilities
  • Provides regular speakers at UB
  • Give insight on what new programs industry is currently looking for in new employees



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CT manufacturer Pegaasus

Chris DePentima

CEO, Pegasus Manufacturing Inc.

“I see great value in the new experiences and perspectives CONNSTEP brings to our business, at reasonable prices. They’re not like consultants, they’re like partners in the business – willing to roll up their sleeves and help.”

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Mark Burzynski

President, Arthur G Russell Co

“CONNSTEP has proved to be a tremendous resource for ESI. CONNSTEP has helped us to adapt to today’s marketplace and remain a quality minded, competitive global player. Our ISO/TS16949 implementation process was efficient and rewarding. I look forward to our future projects with CONNSTEP.”

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Ron Delfini

President, Engineering Specialties Inc.

“CONNSTEP worked with FuelCell Energy to educate and facilitate Lean initiatives and to help meet our needs to establish an overall production improvement plan. This plan has been utilized over a period of time as a ‘guiding light’ to spur numerous improvements that dramatically reduced our product cost.”

Tom Lucas

Manager, Fuel Cell Energy

“CONNSTEP is a valuable partner to Hologic, providing the expertise and ‘outside eyes’ everyone needs to keep their continuous improvement on track. We are now well-positioned on a dynamic growth path and look forward to a long-term relationship with CONNSTEP.”

Greg Safarik

VP Manufacturing Operations, Hologic

“Our experience working with CONNSTEP has brought us benefits we never expected. It’s a great team to work with!”

Bruce Wheeler

VP of Operations, Metal Finishing Technologies Inc.

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Tornik CT manufacturer

Dan Rubbo

General Manager, Tornik LLC

“The Business Growth Program is working well for us. We enhanced our website following the meetings to improve our SEO and become more visible to search engines. The segment on negotiating …  promoted changes in our thinking and improved how we interact with customers. The mentoring between sessions was helpful in boosting our progress.”

CT manufacturer Colonial Spring

Bill Lathrop

President, Colonial Spring Co.

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