January 2024 News

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    Join the spring Innovation Corps program and make your ideas a reality

    January 08, 2024

    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 ideas.

  • Children work and listen during a MIX event. Photo by Thurlow Hunter 2023

    A creative adventure at the MILL Makerspace

    January 08, 2024

    The Making Is Learning Lab (MILL) Makerspace is a new UAF Makerspace supported by the MIX, located in the Center for Teaching and Learning. Recently, the MILL Makerspace hosted an inspiring two-day design event especially tailored to UAF faculty, staff and their children focused on fostering creativity and design thinking. Here’s a summary of the topics the workshop covered.

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    The G-Beta startup accelerator is recruiting for its spring Alaskan cohort

    January 09, 2024

    G-BETA Alaska is an accelerator for early-stage companies with local roots in Alaska. The application portal for the spring program is now live.

  • From left to right, a Kartorium software screenshot, courtesy of Kartiorium;  Melina Garcia takes notes, UAF photo by Eric Engman 2022; and a Blue Radiant concept image, courtesy of Blue Radiant.

    Students2Startups internship program now recruiting students

    January 09, 2024

    Center ICE's Students2Startups summer internship program connects University of Alaska students and startup companies. Students work directly with companies and gain skills in their field of interest through collaborating to identify challenges, use tools and experiments, and develop solutions.

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    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.

  • 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.

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    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?

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