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The Innovation Space Accepts 9 Startups to Science Inc. Accelerator Program

The Innovation Space

The Innovation Space, a Wilmington, DE-based not-for-profit innovation ecosystem and a virtual and physical place for science startups announced that it has accepted nine companies to join its Spring 2024 Science Inc.™ Accelerator Program, a virtual, cohort-based accelerator for early-stage science-based startups.

Companies participating in the Spring 2024 cohort include: 

  • Amalgent Therapeutics is dedicated to enhancing the treatment of severe pain by exploring novel combinations of molecules to develop innovative drugs that offer effective pain relief with reduced side effects, particularly addiction.
  • Eco Carbon is a chemical startup that aims to sell carbon products through its patented technology that can de-plasticize plastic wastes and transform them into various carbon products.
  • Ephemeral Devices creates hardware and software solutions for automating and advancing dynamic imaging and real-time analysis at the nanoscale for creating digital twins in solar and semiconductor manufacturing.
  • Green Spear is generating anode grade graphite from sustainably sourced CO2 for the lithium-ion battery industry.
  • ImmuNoVx Biotech is an early-stage company whose mission is to develop a groundbreaking platform technology that allows rapid, low-cost, large-scale manufacturing of live-attenuated, replication-defective DNA pathogens to produce a novel class of vaccines.
  • NucleoTech is developing a drug delivery platform leveraging nanobody carriers to shuttle therapeutics to the brain, addressing a critical challenge where only ~3% of drugs that enter the bloodstream reach the brain and enabling improved treatment for dozens of conditions.
  • Silisium Tech is a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff whose mission is to rebuild the US solar supply chain while decreasing cost and decarbonizing at the same time through their novel process of continuous silicon wafer production.
  • Simmbion is a living medicine company dedicated to replacing needle-based treatment delivery with cell therapy.
  • Unsmudgeable is a green permanent anti-smudge eyewear lens coating for a lifetime of clear vision.

With the support of expert coaches (Entrepreneurs-in-Residence), Science Inc.™ participants will work toward major milestones to ramp up their businesses. Eligible participating startups also have an opportunity to apply for an investment of up to $200k in support through The Innovation Space’s First Fund™. 

The Science Inc.™ accelerator program accepts companies twice per year, in the fall and spring. The selective program receives applications from across the United States and beyond, with special consideration given to startups who are located or interested in locating within the Mid-Atlantic region.  

Led by CEO and Founder Bill Provine, The Innovation Space is a not-for-profit innovation ecosystem and is a virtual and physical home for science startups. It works to “transform science and technology startups into industry leading companies.” Located on Experimental Station campus in Wilmington, Delaware, it is comprised of 130,000 ft2 of lab and office space with access to equipment alongside a suite of entrepreneurship programs and opportunities supporting startup growth.