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Soctera wins $1M SBIR Award for Semiconductor Innovation 

Soctera wins $1M SBIR Award for Semiconductor Innovation  6381 3589 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

The SBIR award supports the commercialization of Soctera’s power amplifier which will help boost signal range and incentivizes broadband coverage in more rural areas through reduced costs.

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Verde Technologies Receives Liftoff Contest Award to Develop Flexible Solar Energy Modules 

Verde Technologies Receives Liftoff Contest Award to Develop Flexible Solar Energy Modules  2560 1707 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

Verde Technologies, a 2021 I-Corps alumni company from the University of Vermont, is developing a lightweight and flexible way to capture solar energy using perovskite. 

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Sostos Hits Milestones for Cancer Treatment AI Technology

Sostos Hits Milestones for Cancer Treatment AI Technology 2560 1440 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

Sostos, an I-Corps alumni startup developing a cutting-edge AI technology for cancer treatment optimization, recently secured two SBIR Phase I grants — a $275K award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a $400K award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

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Carbon To Stone Receives $600K+ to Advance Innovative Carbon Management Technology 

Carbon To Stone Receives $600K+ to Advance Innovative Carbon Management Technology  1280 853 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

I-Corps alumni startup Carbon To Stone is an emerging leader in the carbon capture and utilization industry. A recent influx of funding will help the company advance its mission to transform CO2 and residual materials into valuable resources. 

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Optics and Photonics Innovators Explore Commercialization at SPIE Photonics West

Optics and Photonics Innovators Explore Commercialization at SPIE Photonics West 2560 1920 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

This January, a regional I-Corps cohort comprised of optics and photonics researchers traveled to San Francisco to explore the market potential of their innovations at SPIE Photonics West, a convention that brings together researchers, engineers, and industry leaders to learn about the latest updates in light-based technologies. 

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AgTech Innovators Evaluate Market Potential for Agriculture Research at AFBF Convention

AgTech Innovators Evaluate Market Potential for Agriculture Research at AFBF Convention 2560 1920 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

In January, the Interior Northeast I-Corps Hub (IN I-Corps) led its annual “Ag-Corps” regional course, focused on entrepreneurship training for STEM researchers developing agriculture technology solutions.

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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

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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Astria Biosciences Wins $275K SBIR Award

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

Astria Biosciences, which spun out of research conducted at the University of Pittsburgh, is developing the first simple, whole blood-based test to detect the presence and monitor the progression of cerebral aneurysms.  

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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 with air and space applications. 

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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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