Ag Innovation to Commercialization (AgI2C)
Agriculture Innovation to Commercialization (AgI2C) is a new 2017 initiative of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization in agriculture, natural resources, and environmental sustainability. AgI2C will join the University’s innovation network that includes the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship in the Robert H. Smith School of Business, Mtech in the School of Engineering, the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the University’s Office of Technology Commercialization.
Initially, AgI2C will focus on: (a) incubating AGNR undergraduate teams to develop and pitch ideas for products and service, (b) offering an intensive Winter Term course for new graduate students, and (c) developing a learning and doing culture in AGNR academic courses.
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