NH University Research & Industry Plan

NH University Research & Industry Plan

Many areas in the nation, including New Hampshire, struggle to compete with neighboring high-growth regions because they lack investments in asset resources and capacity-building support. New Hampshire has a solid base of research and talent but it has several gaps, including the lack of venture capital investments and diversification.

The 2021 New Hampshire University Research and Industry Plan (NHURIP) provides a data-driven analysis of research and innovation assets and gaps to guide investment decisions that will strengthen the state’s innovation capability.

An assessment of industry employment, job growth, average annual salary, and innovation data from 2014-2019 showed that Life Sciences, Information Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing remain as the leading drivers of economic growth in New Hampshire.

These three industry platforms also align with three of New Hampshire Division of Economic Development’s target industry sectors in its Economic Recovery and Expansion Strategy Plan, which is the state’s framework for long-term economic growth and success.

The plan identifies targeted research areas aligned with those industry strengths for potential collaborative opportunities and sets forth goals and strategies to meet those goals.





  • If you would like a hard copy of the plan, a presentation to your organization, or have a question or comment to share, please contact nh.epscor@unh.edu.
  • Recommended citation:  Keen Point Consulting and Research Triangle Incorporated, "2021 New Hampshire University Research and Industry Plan" (2021). New Hampshire EPSCoR.