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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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Empower Equity Awarded $1.2 Million Contract to Revolutionize Air Force Supply Chain 

Empower Equity Awarded $1.2 Million Contract to Revolutionize Air Force Supply Chain  1536 1034 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

I-Corps alumni company Empower Equity (EMPEQ) has been awarded a $1.2 million Direct-to-Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the Air Force’s AFWERX program, which supports technology innovations…

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Charging Ahead: ExoPower Awarded SBIR Phase I Grant 

Charging Ahead: ExoPower Awarded SBIR Phase I Grant  2560 1707 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

ExoPower has received a $251,522 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), marking a significant leap toward revolutionizing the way we power material handling vehicles (MHVs).  

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From Ideas to Industry: Exploring Market Potential with the Battery Show Hybrid Course

From Ideas to Industry: Exploring Market Potential with the Battery Show Hybrid Course 2560 1707 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

This fall, researchers developing battery technologies explored the market potential of their innovations in a specialized I-Corps regional course led by the Interior Northeast I-Corps Hub. The course began with two weeks of virtual entrepreneurship training, then moved to an in-person format at the Battery Show conference in Detroit, MI.

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Shooting for the Stars: Exostellar Raises $15 Million Series A Round

Shooting for the Stars: Exostellar Raises $15 Million Series A Round 1912 1236 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

I-Corps alumni company Exostellar, a cloud resource optimization and management platform, is on the trajectory to be a star in the tech startup world. Founded by Cornell University computer science professor Hakim Weatherspoon, the company recently announced a successful $15 million Series A round — bringing Exostellar’s valuation to $40 million. 

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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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Photo: teams in the 2023 BIO Regional Course

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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