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.
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.
IWONA EVANS & ALAN MCQUILLIN
Aqua Science have developed BioLight - high quality reagents to test water toxicity in multiple water quality applications. This affordable device provides rapid results and is replacing other reagents in the market, with customers in the US, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
A biomaterials company developing kelp-based textile fibres with wide applications in the $1.2 trillion fashion industry, AlgiKnit is redefining the polluting nature of fashion with new low/no-impact materials. By utilizing macro-algae, one of the planet's most productive organisms, AlgiKnit is able to create yarns that are comfortable, cost-competitive, and safe for consumers, workers and the planet.
DR. JILL BECKER
Kebotix takes chemicals into the 21st century with digital innovation, integrating artificial intelligence, lab automation, and domain expertise to enable fast R&D at scale at a reduced cost. The Kebotix platform can handle everything from high-throughput screening, molecular discovery, property prediction, retrosynthesis, to increasing yield and formulation optimization.
HX Innovates has developed proprietary and advanced methods to measure human movement and assess foot and ankle injury risk. Their testing software eliminates the need for wearable sensors and offers real-time insights on muscle power and stability to manage fatigue, select proper footwear, and enhance training regimens.
Dr. HUNTER McDANIEL
UbiQD is an advanced materials company powering product innovation in agriculture, clean energy, and security. UbiQD's novel quantum dots (QDs) enable industry leaders to harness the power of light. The company manufactures and sells materials, and licenses intellectual property (IP). Their first product, UbiGro®, is a layer of light for greenhouse ﬁlms that uses ﬂuorescence to create a more optimal spectrum for crops. Their nanomaterials platform serves a diversity of markets, but ultimately, UbiQD is about making a positive impact through materials innovation.
Biomicrogels Group has created an absolutely new technology for the production of biopolymers from cheap and widely available agricultural waste. These biopolymers can substitute standard synthetic polymers in industrial the wastewater treatment, vegetable oil extraction and waste water sectors, as well as in home care and cosmetics production, making them more efficient, cost-effective and sustainable.
Carbon Reform is developing a technology to capture CO2 and other indoor air pollutants from the built environment. There are several potential values in this technology, depending on the customer's needs. The device, called the Carbon Capsule, directly captures CO2 from building ventilation air and converts it into a mineral, calcium carbonate. This byproduct can be used onsite for green construction, or recycled downstream. The device also filters VOCs, particulates, bioeffluents, and pathogens from the ventilation system. In doing so, more internal air can be recycled, and less air needs to be brought in and conditioned from outside. The resulting energy reduction could equal about 40% of HVAC costs saved for the building owner. In addition to cost savings, the building can qualify for WELL and LEED certification, and generate carbon credits onsite.
SelenBio's SELDOX™ product is a green,
nutrient-based catalyst that is safe for human use and the environment (unlike pesticides, alcohol, copper, or silver-based disinfectants). SELDOX™ effectively attacks the cell wall or membrane of a wide range of dangerous pathogens resulting in prolonged active destruction of 99.9 percent of pathogens, effectively neutralizing bacteria and viruses and preventing biofilm formation and attachment. The product, which is
exempt from all EPA registration requirements under 152.25(a)(d), can be used in any paints, coatings, films, and adhesives that meet current registration requirements for sale in the U.S. Today the company has 30+ multiple-use compounds available for immediate use under the exemption.