Funding awarded to UA for COVID-19 research innovations 

The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship awarded the grants after reviewing 28 submissions from a variety of UA researchers. The winning proposals will be funded with support from the Office of Naval Research. “The number and quality of proposals far exceeded the review committee’s expectations,” said Mark Billingsley, the intellectual […]

University of Alaska professor gets $75,000 investment for startup

An incontrovertible fact of Alaska life means black ice can spin cars out of control and winter snow dumps take up precious asphalt space meant for cars. At least, that’s the accepted normal. A new invention market-tested by University of Alaska Anchorage professor Joey Yang shows promise for help. Called Tundra Tape, it’s a technology […]

Meet the Startup Winners of the Alaska Seed Fund Awards

Anchorage, Alaska has more espresso stands per capita than any other city in the U.S. Yes, even more than Seattle. That’s a perfect set up for startup founders as they need the extra fuel to build their businesses in the city. Looking behind-the-scenes at the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem in Alaska, one will find Launch Alaska, an accelerator […]

Alaska Launches Tech Accelerator Fund

“Diversify the economy” is Alaska’s rallying cry as oil production and prices sink. First of its kind Alaska tech accelerator Launch: Alaska wants to put the idea into action with the hot-ticket item of booming Lower 48 metro areas. The program combines Anchorage municipal goals to draw more diverse businesses into the city with private […]

University of Alaska’s UAA Innovate Awards Support Creative Projects Up To $200K

Taking products like Yang’s to market is Helena Wisniewski’s mission. She is vice provost for research and graduate studies at UAA. Two years ago, when she arrived from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., she quickly launched the UAA Innovate awards, an annual pot of $200,000 in seed money for research, creative works and […]

Alaskan 49th State Angel Fund Is Ready to Roll

Alaskans are full of great ideas. We’ve dreamed up making facial cream out of glacial silt and turning salmon into vodka. But to make money, you need money. And that’s where the 49th State Angel Fund comes in. This spring, the Municipality of Anchorage received a $13.2 million federal allocation to establish the 49th State […]