Perched on a 50-acre site outside of Prescott, WI, the scientists at Interfacial Consultants (IFC) are committed to “Helping Innovators Incubate”. A small technology incubator with a vast reach, IFC has been providing technological insights since its inception in 2015. As part of our The Roadmap for Growth series, Match Point Strategies recently caught up with President and CEO, Dr. Jeff Cernohous, to learn more about how IFC is transforming innovative ideas into achievable realities.
“IFC is unique in that it provides its customers with technology platform creation services,” Cernohous tells us, adding, “We provide a turnkey experience where we handle essentially every aspect of the creation, prototyping, validation, and launch of new technology platforms.” With such a wide range of capabilities and services offered, the team at IFC is able to help customers develop cutting-edge technologies and commercialize dynamic new products.
Prior to launching IFC, Cernohous successfully incubated several companies before spinning the businesses off to pursue further goals. Cernohous’ latest venture, REV Materials, was incubated and launched at IFC. In describing the synergy between IFC and REV Materials, Cernohous explains, ”IFC is a feeder for REV. As our development projects move through our stages of commercialization, they need customer sampling/validation, scale up and initial production. REV fills that niche and also helps IFC launch its internally developed proprietary materials.”
When asked what energizes the team at IFC, Cernohous notes that “creating new technology platforms and seeing them commercialized” drives innovation at the incubator. “We pride ourselves on the way we operate our business, and strive to create and proliferate people-centric businesses,” Cernohous says. “We believe in operating with authenticity, respect, empathy and work to focus on and refine people’s strengths rather than weaknesses . . . it sounds a bit corny, but it is our secret weapon and very difficult (perhaps impossible) for large/public companies to replicate.”
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