Caralynn Collens

Caralynn Nowinski Collens, M.D., serves as the Chief Executive Officer of UI LABS, a first-of-its-kind innovation accelerator designed to transform entire industries through collaboration. UI LABS solves large-scale challenges by bringing University + Industry together with startups and government to accelerate the deployment of emerging digital technologies, currently focused on digital manufacturing and smart city infrastructure. Drawing from her past experiences as an entrepreneur, researcher, and venture capitalist, Caralynn offers a unique perspective to UI LABS’ efforts to foster innovation, encourage collaboration, and drive economic growth.


UI LABS is an innovation accelerator that leverages a network of hundreds of partners from university + industry, along with startups, government, and community groups, to address problems too big for any one organization to solve on its own. Our mission is to transform industries, starting with manufacturing and infrastructure, using digital technologies. Working at the intersection of technology and humanity through the industrial internet of things, we drive value for our partners and help make the U.S. economy and workforce the most productive in the world.