Contact: Taylor Walker
Idaho Commerce

Idaho Commerce Announces IGEM Grant Recipient

BOISE, Idaho (December 4, 2018) – On November 30, the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) Council approved funding for a commercialization research project between Idaho State University and Idaho industry partner, House of Design.

Idaho State University will receive $162,606 to design and develop an augmented reality platform for robotic systems design and interaction (ARPRI). Development in ARPRI aims to be the next step in robot interaction for industrial automation applications, combining state of the art robotics and augmented reality.

“I am very excited about this opportunity to connect business and industry partners with our university researchers,” said President Kevin Satterlee, Idaho State University. “IGEM’s goal of fostering economic prosperity is a great benefit to the communities of Idaho, and Idaho State is pleased to be part of the process.”

The IGEM program has $787,394 remaining this fiscal year for commercialization research projects benefiting the State of Idaho. The next application deadline is January 25, 2019.

IGEM funds are awarded to Idaho research universities to partner with industry leaders on research projects geared toward commercialization. To learn more about IGEM and for program and application information, visit