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I-Corps Alumni Make Humanitarian Impact in Ukraine

I-Corps Alumni Make Humanitarian Impact in Ukraine 963 583 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

An I-Corps alumni startup is deploying its landmine-detecting AI technology for humanitarian demining in Ukraine. Safe Pro AI, co-founded by Binghamton University alumni Jasper Baur and Gabriel Steinberg, is a Safe Pro Group company leveraging AI and machine learning to detect, label, and map mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO).

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Photo: Pitt School of Medicine student Adi Mittal meets Katalin Kariko, winner of the 2023 Nobel Prize for Medicine, at the National Collegiate Inventor's Competition.

Astria Biosciences Wins $275K SBIR Award

Astria Biosciences Wins $275K SBIR Award 936 702 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

I-Corps alumni company Astria Biosciences has been awarded a $275,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant from the National Science Foundation. The startup, which spun out of research…

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Photo: GEM Fellows I-Corps Course 2023 cohort.

GEM Fellows Course Aims to Broaden Impact of STEM Innovation

GEM Fellows Course Aims to Broaden Impact of STEM Innovation 2560 1553 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

IN I-Corps hosted a regional course specifically for GEM Fellows as a part of the Inclusion in Innovation Initiative, which aims to increase participation in I-Corps and commercialization activity among STEM researchers across diverse backgrounds.

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Photo: Alexa Schmitz, Ph.D. ’18, (right) co-founder and CEO of REEgen, talks with Brooke Pian, lab director at REEgen, at the Center for Life Science Ventures in Weill Hall.

REEgen Awarded $275K SBIR Grant for Rare-Earth Tech

REEgen Awarded $275K SBIR Grant for Rare-Earth Tech 1140 641 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

This August, I-Corps alumni company REEgen won a $275,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the NSF to further refine its technology to more sustainably extract rare-earth elements.

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Cornell computer science professor Hakim Weatherspoon helping students.

Through I-Corps, Cornell Research Impacts Beyond the Lab

Through I-Corps, Cornell Research Impacts Beyond the Lab 1920 1280 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

For Cornell researchers developing innovative, problem-solving technologies, the work doesn’t end in the lab. Discoveries that reach the market can improve society and stimulate economic growth, and Cornell’s robust entrepreneurial ecosystem is there to support innovators who want to make an impact with their research. 

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BioTech Innovators Engage with Customers at BIO

BioTech Innovators Engage with Customers at BIO 2560 1722 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

This June, a group of researchers developing biotechnology innovations conducted customer discovery interviews at the 2023 BIO International Convention (BIO) in Boston through a tailored I-Corps regional course hosted by the Interior Northeast I-Corps Hub (IN I-Corps).

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AvantGuard Closes $2.85 Million Seed Funding Round 

AvantGuard Closes $2.85 Million Seed Funding Round  1000 650 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

I-Corps alumni company AvantGuard (formerly Halomine) recently closed a $2.85 million seed funding round with investments from Blue Ledge Capital, SOSV, LaunchNY, and Red Bear Angels.

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Energy Researchers Perform Customer Discovery at ARPA-E Summit

Energy Researchers Perform Customer Discovery at ARPA-E Summit 2560 1920 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

The Interior Northeast I-Corps Hub (IN I-Corps) led a specialized regional course for energy researchers in March 2023 that involved tailored virtual entrepreneurship training, followed by sponsored travel to Washington, D.C. for the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.  

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Alexa Schmitz, co-founder of REEgen.

I-Corps Alum Engineers Bacteria to Make Green Energy Tech Cleaner

I-Corps Alum Engineers Bacteria to Make Green Energy Tech Cleaner 1920 1080 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

Alexa Schmitz and Sean Medin, co-founders of I-Corps alumni startup REEgen, are using biological engineering to make the extraction and purification of rare earth elements more environmentally friendly.

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Four individuals sitting at desks and wearing virtual reality headsets.

VR Job Training Startup Raises $35 Million in Series B Funding

VR Job Training Startup Raises $35 Million in Series B Funding 2560 1709 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

Transfr, an I-Corps alumni focused on virtual reality job training, raised $35 million in a Series B funding round.

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