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Collaborate: Magnetodynamic Vascular Graft

February 3, 2023
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of MaineHealth’s new magnetodynamic vascular graft technology. The medical device…
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Collaborate: Blood Gas Analyzer

February 1, 2023
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s new blood gas analyzer technology -…
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Collaborate: Hydrophobic Paper

February 1, 2023
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Mississippi State University’s hydrophobic paper technology. This technology uses…
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Collaborate: Wind Load Reduction

February 1, 2023
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Florida International University’s perforations on asphalt shingles for wind…
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Collaborate: Modular Power Converter

February 1, 2023
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Portland State University’s new modular power converter technology. The…
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Collaborate: Communication Virtual Machine

February 1, 2023
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Florida International University’s new Communication Virtual Machine (CVM) technology.…
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When University Innovation Changed the World: Polio Vaccine

January 30, 2023
Did you know that a medical researcher at the University of Pittsburgh developed the polio…
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New Horizons: Digital Health

January 30, 2023
Digital health refers to technologies related to computing platforms, connectivity, software, and sensors used for…
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Collaborate: Liudmila Mainzer

January 25, 2023
The University of Wyoming’s faculty member, Luidmila Mainzer, has partnered with FirstIgnite to find partnerships…
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When University Innovation Changed the World: Allegra

January 24, 2023
Did you know that a researcher at Georgetown University discovered Allegra? Dr. Raymond Woolsey originated…
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How Corporate Collaboration Helps Hospitals Save Lives Beyond Their Walls: MaineHealth

January 23, 2023
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system. It consists of nine local health systems, a…
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New Horizons: Fintech

January 23, 2023
The term "fintech,” or financial technology, refers to technology that automates and improves the delivery…
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Collaborate: Rutgers Business School

January 18, 2023
The Rutgers University Business School has partnered with FirstIgnite to find industry partners for collaboration…
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Collaborate: Nanographene

January 18, 2023
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of the University of Nevada’s new nanographene technology. The optical…
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Collaborate: FRP Splice System

January 18, 2023
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Florida International University’s splice system for joining structural elements.…
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Collaborate: Awareness Estimator

January 18, 2023
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of the Idaho National Laboratory’s Awareness Estimator technology. This technology…
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When University Innovation Changed the World: Self-Driving Cars

January 16, 2023
Did you know that researchers at Carnegie Mellon University created one of the first self-driving…
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New Horizons: Automotive Logistics

January 12, 2023
Logistics in the automotive industry refers to the process of acquiring, storing, and transporting automotive…
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When University Innovation Changed the World: Seat Belt

January 11, 2023
Did you know that two Cornell University engineers invented the three-point seatbelt? Roger Griswold and…
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New Horizons: Cloud Computing

January 10, 2023
Cloud computing is the use of the internet to deliver services such as data storage,…
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Collaborate: Molecular Biosciences Center

January 9, 2023
Baylor University has partnered with FirstIgnite to find industry collaboration for their Molecular Biosciences Center.…
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Collaborate: Aortic Valve Remodeling

January 9, 2023
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Florida International University’s new technology for aortic valve remodeling.…
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When University Innovation Changed the World: Trusopt

January 6, 2023
Did you know that a University of Florida researcher invented Trusopt? Dr. Thomas H. Maren…
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When University Innovation Changed the World: The Barcode

January 5, 2023
Did you know that two Drexel University graduate students invented the barcode? The machine-readable code…
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New Horizons: Renewable Energy

January 5, 2023
The term "renewable energy" refers to energy that is produced from renewable natural resources, such…
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Collaborate: Genetic Transgene Control

January 3, 2023
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Texas A&M University’s Agrilife Extension’s new technology for genetic…
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Collaborate: Knee Replacement Sensing

January 3, 2023
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Binghamton University’s new technology for knee replacement sensing. This…
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New Horizons: Cell Therapy

January 3, 2023
Cell therapy involves the transplantation of human cells to replace or repair damaged tissues. The…
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The Importance of Corporate and Academic Collaboration: Whirlpool Corporation

January 2, 2023
Whirlpool Corporation leads the world in home appliance manufacturing and marketing. The Fortune 500 company…
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New Horizons: Growth of Cybersecurity Market

December 26, 2022
Is your campus ready for the Cyber Security boom? In this article our team is…
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When University Innovation Changed the World: Hay Baler

December 22, 2022
Did you know that an Iowa State University professor and graduate student invented an innovative…
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Collaborate: One Utah Data Science Hub

December 21, 2022
The University of Utah’s One Utah Data Science Hub has partnered with FirstIgnite to find…
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Collaborate: Power Grid Optimization

December 21, 2022
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of the University of Utah’s power grid optimization technology. It…
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Collaborate: Novel Synthetic Pathway

December 21, 2022
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of the University of Utah’s novel synthetic pathway technology. This…
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New Horizons: Lithium-ion Batteries

December 20, 2022
Lithium-ion batteries utilize the reversible reduction of lithium ions to store energy. The global lithium-ion…
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Collaborate: Enzymes for Disease Treatment

December 20, 2022
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Florida International University’s new enzyme technology for disease treatment.…
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New Horizons: Life Sciences

December 20, 2022
The life sciences industry includes all companies and organizations whose work revolves around research and…
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Collaborate: Selective Antibody Modification

December 19, 2022
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of the Technical University of Denmark’s new technology for selective…
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Collaborate: Dr. Bradley Willenberg

December 19, 2022
The University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Dr. Bradley Jay Willenberg has partnered with FirstIgnite to…
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Collaborate: Sensitivity Receptors

December 16, 2022
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Cleveland State University’s new technology for sensitivity receptors. This…
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New Horizons: Additive Manufacturing

December 16, 2022
The process of creating an object by building it one layer at a time is…
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When University Innovation Changed the World: Warfarin

December 16, 2022
Did you know that a University of Wisconsin biochemist discovered Warfarin? Dr. Karl Link originated…
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How Academic Relationships Help Corporations Solve Pressing World Issues: Corgan

December 15, 2022
Corgan is a leading architecture and design firm with a user‑centered approach and deep technical…
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Collaborate: COVID-19 Technology for DNA Aptamers

December 14, 2022
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Bowling Green State University’s new COVID-19 related technology for…
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Collaborate: University of Minnesota Sensor Research

December 14, 2022
The University of Minnesota has partnered with FirstIgnite to find companies who would be interested…
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Collaborate: Stanford Computer Forum

December 14, 2022
Stanford University has partnered with FirstIgnite to find affiliate companies for their Computer Forum. This…
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Collaborate: Metal Free Process for Hydrogen Peroxide Production

December 14, 2022
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Portland State University’s new scalable production method for hydrogen…
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New Horizons: Aerospace

December 9, 2022
Aerospace began in 1903 with the demonstration of powered, sustained flight by Wilbur and Orville…
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New Horizons: Semiconductors

December 6, 2022
Electronic devices and equipment require semiconductors to regulate electric current flow. As technology advances, more…
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When University Innovation Changed the World: The Spreadsheet

December 6, 2022
Did you know that two university engineers invented the first spreadsheet? Dan Bricklin and Bob…
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New Horizons: Data Analytics

December 2, 2022
Data analytics is the science of analyzing raw data and drawing conclusions from that data.…
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Collaborate: Dinuclear Silver(I) Pyrazolates

December 2, 2022
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Florida International University’s new technology involving silver complexes to…
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Collaborate: Metal Sulfide Filled Carbon Nanotubes

December 2, 2022
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Florida International University’s new one-step filling process for carbon…
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Collaborate: Life Sciences Institute

December 2, 2022
The University of Michigan’s Life Sciences Institute (LSI) has partnered with FirstIgnite to find industry…
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When University Innovation Changed the World: Artificial Heart Valve

November 30, 2022
Did you know that a Georgetown University surgeon invented the first artificial heart valve? Dr.…
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Collaborate: Pain Signaling

November 22, 2022
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of the University of California Davis’s new technology for the…
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New Horizons: Remote Patient Monitoring

November 22, 2022
The remote patient monitoring market is growing; do your campus' current offerings have what the…
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Collaborate: Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering

November 17, 2022
Fairleigh Dickinson University has teamed up with FirstIgnite to find corporate leaders, experiential learning opportunities,…
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When University Innovation Changed the World: LCD

November 15, 2022
Did you know that a Kent State University researcher created the first practical liquid crystal…
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New Horizions: Agriculture Technology

November 15, 2022
The agriculture tech market is rising; do your campus' current offerings have what this industry…
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When University Innovation Changed the World: Insulin

November 9, 2022
Did you know that University of Toronto scientists discovered insulin to treat diabetes? Dr. Frederick…
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New Horizons: Growth of Cybersecurity Market

November 4, 2022
Is your campus ready for the Cyber Security boom?  In this article our team is…
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Collaborate: Drones & Ceramic Engineering

November 1, 2022
The University of Missouri and Southern Illinois University systems have partnered with FirstIgnite to find…
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Collaborate: Industry Partners

November 1, 2022
James Madison University has partnered with FirstIgnite to find industry partners for collaboration opportunities for…
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Collaborate: Nyheim Plasma Institute

November 1, 2022
Drexel University has partnered with FirstIgnite to find licensing opportunities and collaborative research engagements for…
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Collaborate: Next Generation Data Analytics

November 1, 2022
The Tepper School of Business, located at Carnegie Mellon University, is ranked number 5 in…
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When University Innovation Changed the World: DNA Fingerprinting

November 1, 2022
Did you know that a University of Leicester geneticist discovered DNA fingerprinting? Dr. Alec Jeffreys…
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When University Innovation Changed the World: Google

October 27, 2022
Did you know that Stanford University computer scientists created Google? Dr. Larry Page and Dr.…
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Collaborate: Greenhouse Project

October 25, 2022
Tennessee Tech University has partnered with FirstIgnite to find potential sponsors for their greenhouse project.…
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Collaborate: Coated Cell Culture Apparatus

October 25, 2022
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s new coating technology that allows the…
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Collaborate: Characterization of Ultra-Soft Materials

October 25, 2022
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Florida International University’s new system for testing mechanical properties…
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Collaborate: Bipolar Exfoliation

October 25, 2022
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Florida International University’s new bipolar exfoliation of graphene technology.…
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Collaborate: Synthesis of Haloindenes

October 25, 2022
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Florida International University’s new technology for the precursors in…
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Collaborate: Semisynthesis of Arsinothricin

October 25, 2022
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Florida International University’s new technology for the semisynthesis of…
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Collaborate: Oxidation of Hydrocarbons

October 25, 2022
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Florida International University’s new technology for copper catalysts which…
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When University Innovation Changed the World: Treating Irregular Heartbeats

October 25, 2022
Did you know that University of Virginia researchers developed the medication Adenocard, which can be…
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When University Innovation Changed the World: The Dental Fluoride Industry

October 20, 2022
Did you know that Indiana University chemists created the first fluoride toothpaste? Dr. Harry Day,…
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Collaborate: Polymer Matrix Composites

October 18, 2022
FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Mississippi State University’s new technology for polymer matrix composites…
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Collaborate: Data Science Institute

October 18, 2022
The University of Chicago’s Data Science Institute (DSI) has partnered with FirstIgnite to find industry…
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Collaborate: School of Computing

October 18, 2022
The University of Wyoming has teamed up with FirstIgnite to find experiential learning opportunities, faculty…
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Collaborate: Additive Manufacturing

October 18, 2022
Baylor University’s Dr. Trevor Fleck has partnered with FirstIgnite to increase commercialization opportunities for his…
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University of Massachusetts Boston Teams Up with FirstIgnite to Support Corporate Engagement for their Climate and Environmental Science Research

September 30, 2022
FirstIgnite and the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) partnered together to increase corporate engagement…
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Northwestern University Adds 15+ New Corporate Connections in a Month to Utilize Core Facilities at Their SHyNE Center

September 30, 2022
The Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental Resource, or SHyNE, is a collaboration between the University…
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Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Creates 20+ New Industry Connections Through FirstIgnite’s Partnership Development Service in the first 30 days

September 15, 2022
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is responsible for solving complex research, engineering, and analytical…
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FirstIgnite Feature Release: New Campaign Data Dashboard Makes Tracking Campaign Activity Easier Than Ever

August 31, 2022
We're excited to announce our newest feature to the FirstIgnite platform: a campaign data dashboard…
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Michigan State University Teams Up with FirstIgnite to Support their Recoverable Liquid Nanofoam Energy Absorbers Technology.

August 26, 2022
FirstIgnite and Michigan State University partnered together this Summer to increase corporate engagement support for…
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FirstIgnite Success Story: Drexel University Partners with FirstIgnite for their Anti-Aging Topical Treatment Technology

August 15, 2022
This summer FirstIgnite and Drexel University partnered together to increase engagement for Drexel affiliated startup,…
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University of Notre Dame’s IDEA Center and FirstIgnite Partner Together

August 10, 2022
FirstIgnite and the University of Notre Dame's IDEA Center have commenced work together on increasing…
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FirstIgnite Sponsors NACRO Conference: July 19th – July 21st

July 27, 2022
FirstIgnite has returned full of energy after sponsoring the 2022 NACRO Annual Conference in Minneapolis…
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Northwestern University Turns to FirstIgnite for Increased Corporate Engagement Support

July 25, 2022
Northwestern University, seeking to grow their pipeline of corporate engagement partnerships, has teamed up with…
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How can a Research Organization act like a Sales Organization?

July 23, 2022
Research organizations and universities are unique in terms of their product and focus. They are…
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Stanford University Teams Up with FirstIgnite for their Future of Digital Currency Initiative

July 20, 2022
FirstIgnite and Stanford University have partnered together to increase business engagement for Stanford’s Corporate Affiliate…
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University of Massachusetts Amherst Partners with FirstIgnite on New Flame Retardant Technology

July 18, 2022
FirstIgnite and University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) partnered together throughout June and July to increase…
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FirstIgnite Success Story: Stony Brook University Technology Transfer Marketing Campaign

July 1, 2022
Campaign Objective: FirstIgnite and Stony Brook University (SBU) partnered together this past Spring to increase…
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University of Oregon Teams Up with FirstIgnite at their Center for Big Learning

July 1, 2022
FirstIgnite and the University of Oregon (UO) partnered together this past Spring to increase corporate…
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FirstIgnite Supporting Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

June 28, 2022
FirstIgnite and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) have teamed up to increase corporate engage…
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FirstIgnite Increasing Corporate Engagement for Research at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

April 19, 2022
FirstIgnite and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) are partnering to help increase corporate engagement for…
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Connecting Industry & Academia: University of California Davis

April 18, 2022
Welcome to our second blog post in our series Connecting Industry & Academia. Any questions…
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Connecting Industry & Academia: Oklahoma State University

April 7, 2022
Welcome to our first blog post in our series Connecting Industry & Academia. Any questions or…
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The University of Louisville Partners with FirstIgnite for Facility Support

March 20, 2022
The University of Louisville has turned to FirstIgnite to support corporate engagement for their Micro/Nano…
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FirstIgnite Partners with Drexel University to Support Product Portfolio

March 17, 2022
FirstIgnite is excited to announce our newest partnership with Drexel University to support a variety…
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Carnegie Mellon University Partnering with FirstIgnite

March 10, 2022
FirstIgnite is proud to announce our newest partnership with Carnegie Mellon University.  FirstIgnite is seeking…
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FirstIgnite Attending 2022 SXSW Festival in Coordination with Midwest House

March 7, 2022
FirstIgnite is excited to take part in the 2022 SXSW conference from March 11th to…
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Preparing for Your Upcoming Meeting with Industry

March 1, 2022
When meeting with companies and corporations, your ability to know them greater than they know…
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FirstIgnite Partners with William & Mary’s Global Research Institute

February 22, 2022
FirstIgnite is proud to announce our newest partnership with the College of William & Mary…
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FirstIgnite Heading to #AUTM2022

February 18, 2022
It’s finally here! FirstIgnite is heading south to attend the AUTM 2022 Annual Meeting in…
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FirstIgnite Teams Up With the Salk Institute

February 3, 2022
FirstIgnite is excited to announce its newest partnership with the Salk Institute for Biological Studies…
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How To Grow University Research Revenue Through Consistent Sales and Marketing

January 31, 2022
Selling research is hard. This has been our number one lesson since we started FirstIgnite.…
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FirstIgnite Forms Partnership with University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

January 25, 2022
FirstIgnite is proud to announce its continued collaboration with the University of Chicago and their…
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FirstIgnite Partners with Stanford University’s AI Laboratory

January 19, 2022
Traverse City, MI, January 19, 2022 – FirstIgnite is excited to announce a new partnership…