G3 Technology Innovations LLC (G3i) — a Pittsford, N.Y.-based provider of environmentally
friendly, multifunctional nanomaterials products for textile, paints and coatings, agricultural,
orthopedic and dental applications — has been chosen to participate in the Jumpstart program at the
Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) at Ithaca, N.Y.-based Cornell University for the fall
2007 semester. The company will will work with Dr. Margaret Frey, professor of fiber science and
apparel design at Cornell’s College of Human Ecology, to provide water repellency to textiles
through the use of fluorochemical-free nanoparticles.
The CCMR Jumpstart program receives funding from the New York State Foundation for Science
Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) to provide assistance to New York-based small businesses that
wish to partner with the university to develop and improve their products. Providing grants of up
to $5,000 that are matched by up to $10,000 from the participating companies, the program targets
projects that potentially will grow into ongoing, mutually beneficial collaborations.
“We are delighted to have been selected by the Jumpstart Review Board,” said Alex Qiao,
president, G3i. “The joint efforts of CCMR and G3i will move us faster towards our goal of
developing a fluorochemical-free finish for the textile industry.”
October 23, 2007