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The Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization is the stop for any student, staff, or faculty interested in moving their ideas and innovations into beneficial applications with societal impacts. We provide support and answer questions on the process for patenting and licensing inventions. We also provide services to help you further innovate and test ideas or inventions through Alaska Center ICE. Please direct any questions to uaf-oipc@alaska.edu or call us at (907) 474-2605, We are here to serve you!

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Innovative Research Could Increase Alaska’s Salmon Quality

When ice crystals form in frozen foods, they can degrade the quality of the end product. This is an issue that directly affects the fishing processing and shipping industry in Alaska. Enter Konrad Meister, an assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Alaska Southeast.


ICE Seed Grant Assists in Wind-Powered Heat Pump Business Model

UAF faculty members Andrew McDonnell of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences and Jeremy VanderMeer from the Alaska Center for Energy and Power were recently awarded a Center ICE Seed Fund grant to develop a business model and demonstrate the feasibility of using air source heat pumps powered by renewable wind energy to heat homes and businesses in Alaska.


ICE Jam Highlights Public-Private Partnership Success

The webinar hosted two startup companies that have been through Launch Alaska, a tech deployment accelerator focusing on innovative food, energy, water, and transport solutions. The program, sponsored by the office of Naval Research, has the audacious goal of implementing $1 billion in projects in Alaska by 2030.


Center ICE Funds Novel Environmentally Sustainable Rare Earth Element Extractions

Alaska has the potential to produce and export REEs to the world if a sustainable, economic, and environmentally sound process was implemented. The process that Briggs has developed is a non-acidic method that liberates REE ions in water using microbes that perform a bioweathering process, thus alleviating some of the inherent safety and environmental issues associated with acids.

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