College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Ag Innovation to Commercialization (AgI2C)


Agriculture Innovation to Commercialization (AgI2C) is the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ (AGNR) initiative to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization in agriculture, natural resources, and environmental sustainability.

Click here to learn about, and register for, the 2018 AgI2C Undergraduate Ideation Competition.

AgI2C focuses on: (a) incubating AGNR undergraduate teams to develop and pitch ideas for products and services, (b) offering an intensive Winter Term course for graduate students, and (c) developing a learning and doing culture in AGNR academic courses.

AgI2C taps into the University’s strong innovation network that includes the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship in the Robert H. Smith School of Business, the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) in the A. James Clark School of Engineering, the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the Office of Technology Commercialization in the University’s Division of Research.

AgI2C Undergraduate Ideation Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural AgI2C Undergraduate Ideation Competition!

1st Place: Algal Ecotechnology
Cleaner, longer burning fireplace logs made from dried algae

2nd Place: Chameleon Siding
Building siding which changes color with changing temperature for energy conservation

3rd Place: Generate
Water repelling shrink-swell clays which prevent movement of building foundations

Best Visual Aid: Fragrant Pages
Microencapsulated food product aromas for food magazines and restaurant menus

Best Oral Presentation: Chameleon Siding

Audience Choice Award: Algal Ecotechnology

Click here to learn about, and register for, the 2018 AgI2C Undergraduate Ideation Competition.

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