Durham, North Carolina (November 24, 2020) — Innatrix receives $98,000 matching grant from the North Carolina Board of Science, Technology, and Innovation:

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Durham, North Carolina (October 1, 2020) — Innatrix pirate team attended seven-week NSF I-Corps Program. The four team members interviewed 104 potential customers throughout the world.

Here are highlights of the program:

  • Seven ag-tech companies showed strong interest in Innatrix technology;
  • Connected with several world-class industry leaders;
  • Pivoted Innatrix business model from a service provider to biological-products company;
  • Found beachhead market;
  • Won “Best in Show” award in the final NSF I-Corps ceremony.

NSF I-Corps program

Durham, North Carolina (August 2, 2020) — The Innatrix team has been accepted to participate in the NSF I-Corps program after going through a rigorous screening process. The program will start on August 11th and run until the end of September.

Innatrix team:

  • Jiarui Li, PhD, PMP: Entrepreneurial Lead;
  • Madison Frye: Co-Entrepreneurial Lead;
  • Daniel (Jie) Luo: Industrial Mentor;
  • Edward Richards: Technical Lead.

Innatrix Awarded Competitive Grant
from the
National Science Foundation

Durham, North Carolina (May 20th, 2020) — Innatrix has been awarded a National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research grant of $224,594 to conduct research and development on creating high-affinity protein ligands to address critical crop losses caused by damaging pathogens and pests.

“NSF is proud to support the technology of the future by thinking beyond incremental developments and funding the most creative, impactful ideas across all markets and areas of science and engineering,” said Andrea Belz, director of the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships at NSF. “With the support of our research funds, any deep technology startup or small business can guide basic science into meaningful solutions that address tremendous needs.”

“This award allows us to advance our mission to create environmentally-friendly, sustainable products that will allow farmers to overcome losses caused by pathogens and pests”, said Dr. Jiarui Li, Research Director at Innatrix.

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