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Check out products from the 2012 AIC winner, Rick Stafford!

Airlite Inflatable Snowshoe

The Airlite Inflatable Snowshoe is not a toy or made of plastic. This tough urethane material is very puncture resistant even in extreme cold temperatures. Tree branches, jagged rock and things of the sort are not a worry. They were primarily designed for emergency use by anyone who lives, works, or plays where deep snow can become a hazard, although they are tough enough to add to your outdoor recreational equipment. When inflated they measure about 36" x 16" each with over 540 square inches of surface area each, which gives the wearer great flotation on the snow.

UAF AIC Opens April 1st, 2014

It’s no joke! The UAF Arctic Innovation Competition launches its 6th year accepting innovative ideas on Tuesday, April 1st 2014. Submission Deadline is Friday, September 19th at 11:59pm. Submit your ideas and inventions to win big bucks. The AIC is easy to enter– no developed product or business plan required, but they are encouraged. Individuals and teams of all ages may enter for free. Final Competition is on Saturday, October 18th, 2014.

Results of the 2013 Competition

Mickey Renkert takes home the $10,000 first prize for this year’s Arctic Innovation Competition. His award-winning idea is the Tape Boss.

The Arctic Innovation Competition is an idea contest created by School of Management faculty member Ping Lan, director of the MBA program. The competition is managed by a committee of students and staff with MBA students participating in the initial stages of idea screening and the day of the event.


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Page Last Updated: 7/10/2014