• Dr. Roddewig deploys a Sea-Bird ac-s spectral absorption and attenuation sensor.

    Partnership developing lidar-based solution to maximize salmon hatchling survival

    March 12, 2024

    Thanks to a RISE-UP Seed Grant, researchers Michael Roddewig and Joseph Shaw, and community partner Tessa Frost are testing the efficacy of a drone-borne lidar system to predict plankton blooms conducive to salmon hatchling survival rates. If successful, the test will pave the way for the research team to access larger grants to develop the technology into a solution that hatcheries across Alaska and beyond may use to monitor plankton populations in real time.

  • Students collaborate with Service Members

    Innovation for Alaska and the Arctic: Problem solving and end-user discovery

    March 01, 2024

    Interested in problem-solving? Want to make a difference and research solutions to local and regional needs? Would you like to engage directly with complex, real-world problems from policy, economics, technology, national security and innovation?

  • UAF BLaST undergraduate scholar Logan Ito, MS Student Sydney Almgren, and URSA undergraduate scholar Isabelle Nicolier pose with fish.

    Graduate assistantship available

    February 07, 2024

    Assistant Professor Jessica Glass is seeking a candidate for a M.S. assistantship in fisheries at the University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences to assist with developing new environmental DNA sampling technology.

  • Center ICE introduces five new innovation and entrepreneurship fellows

    February 07, 2024

    The Center ICE team offers graduate fellowships to graduate students and postdocs working on innovative projects with the potential to create impact in communities. The team is proud and excited to introduce this semester’s newest fellows and is currently seeking applications for the 2024 summer and fall cohorts. Please help spread the word!

  • A test kit full of supplies

    Open call for Seed Fund applications

    February 07, 2024

    The Center ICE Seed Fund has reopened and is accepting applications for open topics. The Seed Fund supports projects from many disciplines. The focus is on funding projects working to achieve impacts through increased adoption or commercialization. Funding is awarded on a rolling “first apply, first reviewed” basis.

  • Megan Koch portrait

    Introducing Megan Koch

    February 07, 2024

    Megan Koch is the new project manager under the Build Back Better partnership led by the Southeast Conference, located within Center ICE and the Alaska Blue Economy Center at UAF. Her primary focus throughout this two-year project will be to promote commercialization and tech transfer support services within the Alaska Mariculture Cluster.

  • David Park portrait

    Patent and trademark support

    February 07, 2024

    Need help navigating the complex legal environment of intellectual property? Visit Alaska's only Patent and Trademark Resource Center, housed in the Keith B. Mather Library in the Akasofu Building on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.

  • Learn more about applying for government funding

    January 09, 2024

    Join us for an introductory webinar on how you could gain access to $2 million in grants for innovation research. This session will provide a closer look at the funding source, “America’s Seed Fund Small Business Innovation Research.” Participants will also learn more about funding agency topics, program eligibility and non-dilutive funding.

  • Vessels in an Alaskan harbor.

    New program offers up to $125,000 in funding for Alaskan Organizations

    January 09, 2024

    The Alaska Blue Economy Center has partnered with the Alaska Center for Energy and Power and the Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Commercialization to offer $125,000 in grant technical assistance support for up to 20 Alaska-based organizations interested in soliciting federal and foundation funding that directly benefits our coastal communities, particularly in the areas of mariculture and energy, and innovation within those sectors.

  • UAF mechanical engineering students test the Avy Pouch during product development.

    2023-2024 Capstone project fund open for student applications

    January 09, 2024

    Interested students are encouraged to apply for funding to take their capstone project to the next level. Applications are open now and will be reviewed on a rolling basis through Thursday, Feb. 1.