August 2023 News

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    Arctic Innovation Competition Winner Continues the Fight Against Air Pollution

    August 16, 2023

    2023 Arctic Innovation Competition (AIC) winner Serena Allen, CEO of AirVitalize (formerly known as AiryCherry) is making big steps to advance their prototype! Their portable outdoor particulate air-purification system company — developed from research at the University of Southern California — has begun a new prototyping hardware accelerator.

  • Students take part in a project using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

    NASA Calls for Emergency Management and Aviation Innovation Teams

    August 17, 2023

    NASA is seeking UAF emergency management and aeronautics students to form teams to create proposals for aviation-related systems that can aid in natural disaster management.

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    Join the Fall Innovation-Corps Program and Make Your Ideas a Reality

    August 18, 2023

    I-Corps is a seven-week stakeholder discovery program open to researchers, students, and community members interested in increasing the impact of their research or business idea.

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    America’s Seed Fund for Grants: Healthcare Innovations

    August 18, 2023

    The Alaska Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program is a free technical assistance program to connect innovators and entrepreneurs to non-dilutive, technology funding opportunities provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, known as “America’s Seed Fund.”

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    Take the Leap on Your Innovative Research

    August 19, 2023

    Alaska FAST is kicking off the first virtual SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Accelerator in Alaska to support innovators applying for seed funding through federal agencies such as the Department of Energy (DOE), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

  • Orange Pelican houses a prototype sensor

    PhD Student's Summer Project Results in New Ocean Acidification Sensor

    February 14, 2024

    This innovation on a simple sensor will not only help researchers, but because of the proposed cost savings, it could create a much more accessible tool for more than just well-funded scientists. Josianne’s efforts could create more access for remote communities and educators as well. Josianne is currently in the process of licensing her work to an Alaskan company to bring it to not just Alaska, but communities all over the world.

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