June 2023 News

  • The Office of Naval Research Partners with the University of Alaska Fairbanks to Grow the State’s Economic Independence

    June 02, 2023

    Fairbanks, Alaska (May 23, 2023) - Center ICE at the University of Alaska Fairbanks secured a $2.4-million grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), in collaboration with the University of Hawai'i and the University of Rhode Island, to strengthen Alaska's economy and train the workforce of the future.

  • IDEAs Awards Deadline is June 2023

    June 02, 2023

    The Innovative Disclosures and Entrepreneurial Activities (IDEAs) awards recognize entrepreneurial individuals who have developed innovative approaches to research, teaching, and service. The competition, started in 2015, is hosted by UAF's Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship (Center ICE). Any innovation developed by UAF or University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) faculty, staff, and students using university resources or as part of a class is eligible for the IDEAs awards.

  • Alaska SBDC Opens Funding Opportunity for Alaska Inventors

    June 02, 2023

    The TREND program will award up to $10,000 to winning innovation proposals. The Alaska Small Business Development Center’s (Alaska SBDC) Technology Research and Development Center of Alaska (TREND program), in partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), will begin accepting applications for the 2023 Phase 0 grant program on June 1, 2023.

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    Lifted Marketing won AIBA Chamber Pitch Event

    June 02, 2023

    The third cohort of the Alaska Interior Business Accelerator (AIBA) concluded on Tuesday, May 23, with Lifted Marketing winning the pitch competition hosted by the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce.

  • Arctic Research Open House

    June 02, 2023

    “We had a terrific time at the Open House: loads of interest (who can resist tasting three different birch syrups?), great networking opportunities with different West Ridge scientists, and just such a great feeling and event," said Jan Dawe, Director of OneTree Alaska (OTA). Eighty-nine booth visitors ranked their preferences amongst the three birch syrups, providing helpful citizen science input for OTA's Innovations in Birch Sap Processing project.

  • Business Students from UAF Join Alaska Angel Investor Conference

    June 02, 2023

    Over the course of the last 12 weeks Alaska Center ICE and the UAF College of Business and Security Management (CBSM) Student Investment Fund (SIF) sent three students to the 2023 Alaska Angel Conference (AAC). The Alaska Angel Conference is a 12-week process of identifying, filtering, selecting, and managing a group angel investment. An angel investor is a private investor focused on financing small business ventures in exchange for equity. This year’s Alaska Angel Conference took 21 of Alaska’s best start-ups and 17 angel investors through the nuanced process of angel investing.

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