Contact: Taylor Walker
Idaho Commerce

Idaho Commerce Announces IGEM Grant Recipients

BOISE, Idaho (May 2, 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 approved funding for a commercialization research project between Idaho State University and Idaho industry partner, Fufuloo Products LLC. ISU will receive $82,792 to assist in testing the functionality and efficacy of a patented sanitizing toilet seat.

“The IGEM Council is excited about the commercialization opportunity of this product and the university’s ability to assist this Idaho company,” said Idaho Commerce Director Tom Kealey.

The IGEM Council also approved funding for the University of Idaho in the amount of $241,667 to assist industry partner, California Safe Soil with research needed to convert agricultural waste into an effective nematode suppressing food and fertilizer.

“This project capitalizes on the university’s research strengths in agricultural science,” said Kealey. “The outcome could have a significant impact on Idaho’s agricultural industry by promoting higher yields, while supporting conservation initiatives.”

This fiscal year, the IGEM Council has awarded $487,065 in total to commercialization research projects benefiting the State of Idaho. The next IGEM application deadline is May 10, 2019.

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