- Monday, October 12, 2020
Arctic Innovator to Transform Alaska’s Maritime Energy Economy
The Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator Program sponsors innovators and entrepreneurs for two years to split their time between UAF and a national lab as they develop their technologies and pursue commercialization. The first Arctic innovator, Nathan Prisco, started on Sept. 14and will be working on an ammonia-based technology with the potential to transform Alaska’s energy economy and satisfy growing demand for cleaner fuels in the maritime industry. (Click here for a market outlook report from DNV GL, an international firm advising the maritime industry.)
This Arctic Innovator Program gives innovators and entrepreneurs with a graduate degree in a science, technology, engineering or math field multiple resources and guidance to maximize their likelihood of success. Innovators get to work in national labs with chosen mentors, they receive top-notch commercialization support, and they have the adventure of living in Alaska while working on Arctic-related challenges.
This program is sponsored by DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and is a collaboration with the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Learn more about Prisco here.
Nathan Prisco is a chemical engineer and the first Arctic Innovator