SynMatter was awarded a competitive national I-Corps Team Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The $50,000 grant provided financial support to attend intensive training at the Washington, D.C. I-Corps Node and perform extensive customer research and discover. During the course of the 7 week program, the team interviewed over 100 personnel in corrosion protection industry, including attending multiple trade shows and exhibitions and speaking to persons in the automotive, aerospace, construction, marine and oil & gas industries.

SynMatter would like to extend a big Thank You to Tony Guan for his team mentorship.

In March 2016, SynMatter was awarded an I-Corps Site Award at the University of Central Florida (UCF). This involved classroom training on the Lean Startup business model based on work by Steve Blank and Bob Dorf. The $2,550 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) provided financial support for SynMatter to interview nearly 40 persons within the corrosion industry, which included attendance at a major industry trade show.