Contact: Taylor Walker
Idaho Commerce

Idaho Commerce Announces IGEM Grant Recipients

BOISE, Idaho (May 31, 2019) – Idaho Commerce is pleased to announce the latest recipients of two Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission grants. IGEM funds are awarded to Idaho research universities to partner with industry leaders on research projects geared toward commercialization.

The IGEM Council awarded the University of Idaho $274,167 for research and development in optimizing laser metal deposition additive manufacturing techniques with industry partner Premier Technology Inc. This statewide collaborative project leverages skills and expertise from the University of Idaho, Boise State University, the Idaho National Lab and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies.

The IGEM Council also approved funding in the amount of $255,496 to Boise State University to assist industry partner Molecular Testing Labs with research efforts to commercialize a ribonucleic acid home test for early HIV detection.

“These projects are innovative and potential disruptors in advanced manufacturing and world health,” said Idaho Commerce Director Tom Kealey. “The collaboration across Idaho research institutions and innovative companies means a higher probability of success.”

This fiscal year, the IGEM Council has awarded $1,016,728 for research to commercialize innovations that may benefit Idaho and beyond.

Please visit the IGEM website at for program and application information.


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