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Bold Innovators

Firstlgnite is a partnering platform for university experts and
innovative companies.

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Our mission is to

Create solutions through innovation to the world's biggest problems

We champion partnerships between companies and universities so they may work together to create and market solutions that are profitable and beneficial to society.

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What we do

Partnerships are the core of what we do

Partnerships are at the core of innovation. Bringing together scientific expertise and innovative companies to form new partnerships that have the potential to solve problems previously thought impossible.

Research Partnerships

That have changed the world

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Groundbreaking University Innovations

When University Innovation Changed the World: Allegra

January 24, 2023
Did you know that a researcher at Georgetown University discovered Allegra? Dr. Raymond Woolsey originated…
Groundbreaking University Innovations

When University Innovation Changed the World: Self-Driving Cars

January 16, 2023
Did you know that researchers at Carnegie Mellon University created one of the first self-driving…
Groundbreaking University Innovations

When University Innovation Changed the World: Seat Belt

January 11, 2023
Did you know that two Cornell University engineers invented the three-point seatbelt? Roger Griswold and…

What Our Customers Say

Identifying the right expertise when we can’t solve a problem internally is tough and slows our progress. Our academic expert conversations have been fruitful; a compliment to FirstIgnite for connecting us. We are now moving forward with formal partnerships for design and fabrication.

Chris HartnettAdvanced Development, Whirlpool