Venturing forth at the Startup Frontier
Alaska Center ICE logoLife in the Last Frontier has always required innovation. Necessity is the mother of invention and Alaskans have always found it necessary to adapt things to the arctic. Few products, processes, or techniques are created with Arctic conditions in mind. However, much of this innovation has taken place within families or organizations and has not been shared with the larger community, Center ICE exists to change this.

The Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship provides support to innovative Alaskans seeking to improve the lives of other Alaskans. Center ICE promotes interdisciplinary collaboration between diverse communities across the entire state. Center ICE is part of UAF which allows it to act as a bridge between the University of Alaska and the rest of the Alaskan Community.  You do not need to be part of UAF to be part of Center ICE.

Center ICE offers funding, experiences, and the Innovators Guild. Funding allows innovators to grow their ideas into realities. Experiences which improve the innovation skills of Alaskans and startups. And the Innovators Guild, The Inn, which provides resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities to innovators across the state.

If you are an innovative individual or business looking for assistance, please view our experiences, funding, and community pages. If you have any questions email

If you are looking to partner with Center ICE for an event, program, or anything else, please visit our partner page.