DR. ERIC GOTTLIEB
Conversion of biomass waste streams into sustainable performance materials that are cost-competitive with current petroleum-derived products.
DR. ANDY RAGONE
A Multispectral Imaging (MSI) Device that samples plant foliage to detect and identify stress in the leaves in less than 10 seconds by measuring multiple photosynthetic responses and key leaf responses to predict stressor type 4-6 times fast than other commercial devices.
DR. HAJIME SAKAI
NAPIGEN uses CRISPR technology for gene editing of mitochondria and chloroplasts allowing broad application in the areas of agriculture, human health, and industrial biotechnology. Napigen technology is currently being applied to transform plant mitochondria with a goal of increasing plant yield by 15%. In addition, we are looking to apply our technology to human cell culture to develop methods to correct mutations in human cells that can lead to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's diseases Additionally, we see an opportunity to use our technology to engineer microorganisms such as yeast to produce high-value industrial compounds efficiently in the mitochondria.
DR. JALAAL HAYES
The youngest PhD in Applied Chemistry in America, Dr. Hayes' research has led him to developing a complex hydrogen storage material composed of lithium amid and magnesium hydride - considered among the most promising solid-state materials for hydrogen storage in industrial and commercial applications, as well as backup power for automobiles, powerbanks and more.
DR. MARY LARKIN
GASKIYA DIAGNOSTIC tests for aquaculture diseases provide aquafarmers with the information they need to decide whether to harvest early or to apply treatment and continue to let their fish/shrimp grow to market size. Gaskiya Diagnostics' bioengineered proteins detect signature proteins on disease-causing bacteria, viruses and parasites. The end products is a low-cost, paper-based, rapid diagnostic that can be used by farmers of any skillset. They can get real-time information about diseases on their farms and take quick action to treat and protect their stock.
DENNIS PRATHER & CHRIS SCHUETZ
Technology geared at making next-generation (5G and beyond) communication systems that offer unprecedented information bandwidths as well as the ability to provide spatial isolation wherein multiple signals will not interfere. Technology also allows for "seeing" cell phone signals, meaning that a true image is rendered using cell phone signals.
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DR. ADAM STAGER
An automated treatment platform
that combines proprietary Ultraviolet-C technology with robust field navigation software to replace pesticides and field labor. Tric Robotics' solution requires no input from the farmer and is the only organically accepted treatment for gray mold, one of the most yield damaging pathogens to the strawberry industry.