The Cornell Center for Materials Research Announces the Spring 2017 JumpStart Funded Companies

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Source: Cornell University

The Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart program, funded by Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR), announced today that six companies have been awarded funding during the 2017 Spring semester to participate in university collaborations. JumpStart projects receive up to $5,000 in matching funds for project costs that include faculty and research staff, facilities, services, supplies, and materials. Since its inception, 79 companies have benefited from this program.

The 2017 Spring semester collaborations include: Boateng Creatives LLC., Newburgh, NY, will collaborate with Alireza Abbaspourrad, Professor of Food Chemistry and Ingredient Technology, Department of Food Science, to extend the lifetime of the natural fragrances infused in an all-natural body deodorizer. Calmetrics Inc., Holbrook, NY, will collaborate with Emmanuel Giannelis, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, on a process development for the production of reference standards with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) traceable calibrations used in the screening and verification compliance for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive.

Heliohex LLC., Syracuse, NY, will collaborate with Neil Mattson, Professor and greenhouse extension specialist, in the School of Integrative Plant Science to test the effectiveness of new high-powered LED grow light to invigorate plant growth in the vegetative, flowering, and fruiting stages, while reducing power consumption and increasing crop yield in greenhouses. Ionica Sciences Inc., Ithaca, NY, will collaborate with Christopher Umbach, Professor and Materials Science and Engineering, to optimize the surface preparation methods of a structured metal substrate that will significantly improve its ability to enhance Raman signal intensity, and can be easily translated into a scalable process for commercial production.

Opterus R&D Inc., Syracuse, NY, will collaborate with Alan Zehnder, Professor Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering on the development of a new novel approach for production of high performance carbon composite tubes. Sustainable Waste Power Systems Inc., Kingston, NY, will collaborate with Curt Gooch, Senior Extension Associate in Biological and Environmental Engineering (BEE), to identify, develop, and document, an economic model for an innovative waste management method for the New York dairy industry

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