Nurturing and evolving an idea takes a lot of passion, funding, and research, which IGEM can help you gain.
The IGEM – Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission – grant program funds commercialization research, where university researchers and business experts partner together to bring viable technologies to market.
The IGEM program is a powerful force in the growth of Idaho’s economy. Through its support of commercialization partnerships, IGEM invests in the development of new businesses and supports Idaho’s research facilities, creating new products, companies, and high-value jobs while increasing the research capacity of Idaho’s universities.
Idaho has three public research universities, where IGEM can fund commercialization research initiatives. Read more about them below.
Boise State University is Idaho’s metropolitan research university, located in Idaho’s capital city. BSU offers over 200 graduate and undergraduate degrees. Read more about BSU’s research capabilities here: http://research.boisestate.edu.
Idaho State University is located in Pocatello. ISU offers over 285 graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates and is the state’s designated lead institution in health and medical education. Read more about ISU’s research capabilities here: https://www.isu.edu/research/.
The University of Idaho is located in Moscow. UI offers 130 Bachelor, 88 Master, and 32 Doctoral degrees. UI is Idaho’s flagship research university with special designation in agriculture, engineering, and natural resources. Read more about UI’s research capabilities here: http://uidaho.edu/research.
IGEM grants fund a wide variety of projects and help to propel Idaho-based technologies toward commercialization. Learn more about some of our most recent projects below.
BioCement™ Technologies Inc. was started with IGEM funding. Using Microbial Induced Calcite Precipitation (MICP), this product can be used to mitigate seismic induced liquefaction and control soil erosion, in addition to other environmental applications.
Gen Z Technology received IGEM funding to research the effectiveness of a new pesticide- spraying technology. Testing found the new application system to be more effective when applying pesticide, while decreasing the amount of residual pesticide in the environment.
With IGEM funding, the N-E-W Tech™ Water Treatment project researched reactive water filtration treatment technology. The resulting system treats unclean water for unrestricted reuse and recycling and addresses treatment concerns from agricultural, municipal, and industrial wastewater sources.
We invite you to contact Carmen Achabal, IGEM Program Manager. She is able to assist if you are:
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