University of Minnesota

NovoClade is developing state of the art chemical free insect control solutions that are incredibly safe for the environment, yet very effective. NovoClade’s products are genome-edited eggs that will be put into areas infested with undesirable insects. Only males will emerge from the eggs to seek out wild females for mating, controlling insect populations where needed. NovoClade has developed prototype with funds from DARPA and NSF. They are looking to raise further funds for regulatory approval and scaling up of production.


Mitchell Ishmael, CTO (DeepTechU Presenter)

Mitchell Ishmael cofounded Active Energy Systems with Levon Atoyan in 2017 to make building air conditioning more cost-effective and sustainable through advanced thermal energy storage technology. Active Energy participated in the inaugural cohort of Innovation Crossroads at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.