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Tyler Sickels

Tyler Sickels

A startup with ties to UTA was recently chosen for two distinguished business accelerators, illustrating the University’s commitment to entrepreneurship and research commercialization.

SolGro Inc. was founded by student Tyler Sickels with technology developed by physics Professor Wei Chen. The company created a patented canopy system that embeds nanomaterials into greenhouse glazing to convert wasted sunlight into usable light for increased plant photosynthesis.

SolGro was selected for the early-stage startup accelerator MassChallenge and for the first-ever “agtech” cohort by The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator.

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