Biotechnology startup bioMASON grows bricks — with the help of a few trillion microorganisms. Ginger Dosier, the North Carolina-based company’s 37-year-old founder and CEO, hit on the bacterial production process while studying the construction of coral reefs.
The Buckminster Fuller Institute is pleased to announce the Semi-Finalists for the 2015 Fuller Challenge. Now in its 8th annual cycle with the strongest applicant pool yet, including the most diverse pool of program entrants to date creating change in 136 countries, The Fuller Challenge remains the only award specifically working to identify and catalyze… read more »
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project is focused on the continued development of biologically grown masonry units as a commercially-viable and sustainable alternative to traditional fired masonry materials. This product is grown in ambient temperatures utilizing a natural calcium carbonate cement formation induced by a urease-producing microorganism. The Phase II project will focus… read more »
“From bricks that are “grown” – not baked – to a car-bike hybrid that runs on a 90-minute charge, the innovations coming out of this list of startups are as eclectic as the entrepreneurs behind them. They all have one thing in common: Each is labeled a “North Carolina Startup to Watch” by the North… read more »