April NSF I-Corps wrapped this week with stellar teams from UC Berkeley, Stanford, Stanford GSB, Carnegie Mellon and Berkeley Labs.
Appropriately for the week of Earth Day, multiple teams focused on sustainability and environmental impact mitigation solutions. Mars Materials (pictured) conducted customer discovery for their solution converting methane into high value products. Verne explored usage of their hydrogen storage technology for large ships to reduce stress on oceans.
Refibered, after getting out of the building and talking with ecosystem players, did a radical pivot from an AI-based solution for managing unused textiles for reprocessing to a lower tech solution solving their potential customers’ “must have right now” problem. 💪
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