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December 7, 2020

Arctic Innovator Flier

The Arctic Innovator program provides early career innovators and entrepreneurs the opportunity to spend up to two years developing their technology and pursuing commercialization at a U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory and UAF.

The Arctic Innovator program is open to early career professionals who:

  • currently have or will have a graduate degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field before the program start date;
  • with a technology or area of research that they are interested in developing toward real-world adoption; and
  • whose technology or area of research addresses Arctic-based challenges and aligns with S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office Strategic Goals.

Nathan Prisco, a 2020 Arctic Innovator, is representative of the passion and skill that the Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator Program is seeking in candidates. Prisco is working on ammonia-based technologies for improving energy production. He explained that the program offers him “a great way to get science out of the laboratory and into the world at large.” Prisco said he was attracted to the significant research and commercialization support while also being “intrigued by Alaska, both in its pristine wilderness and the feeling that there is an incredible opportunity in the Last Frontier.”

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The application period for the UAF 2021 Arctic Innovator program is open! The application deadline is midnight, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2021. To learn more or apply, visit: