Connecting research partners with climate tech entrepreneurs to activate clean energy innovation in New York.
NYSERDA's Innovation program has deployed $800 million over 10 years as direct investments via grants and commercialization support. More than $1B in private in capital raised, and more than 450 innovative clean energy products have been commercialized as a result of NYSERDA's technology and business development investments, including LED lighting systems, home appliances, longer-lasting batteries, and more efficient heating-and-cooling systems.
Climate Tech Innovation Ecosystem Partners
The Clean Fight
Growth Stage Accelerator
Urban Future Lab
Carbon to Value Initiative
Venture for ClimateTech
Early Stage Accelerator
Diversity in Climate Tech
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Program: Southern Tier Clean Energy Incubator
The Southern Tier Clean Energy Incubator (SCI) program leverages deep research and development resources at Binghamton University and builds on regional relationships and the 76West Clean Energy Competition to offer a full suite of mentoring, networking, training and technical support to new clean energy companies. Headquartered at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in downtown Binghamton – with office space, wet and dry labs, high bay lab, conference room, collaboration spaces, co-work space and public reception areas – SCI is a hub for clean energy entrepreneurial activity in the region.
Program: Clean Tech Center Incubator
The Clean Tech Center at The Tech Garden in Syracuse supports companies commercializing environmental and clean energy technologies. As part of an independent business leadership organization and chamber of commerce, Clean Tech Center companies have access to an extensive network of regional resources.
Emerging Cleantech Opportunity Incubator
Program: Launch NY
ECO operated by Launch NY and located in downtown Buffalo provides 1-on-1 mentoring, support, networking events, access to Launch NY funding, and additional NYSERDA funding and resources, to support early-stage companies to help them achieve key milestones and accelerate their time to market. ECO’s clients include cleantech companies working in Advanced Manufacturing, Energy Efficiency, Demand Management, Energy Storage, Sustainability/Waste Management, and Transportation.
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Program: ACRE Incubator
ACRE is New York City's premier cleantech incubator housed at the Urban Future Lab. ACRE helps cleantech, smart grid, and sustainable smart cities companies grow, advancing the city as a role model for a low-carbon future while creating jobs. New York City stands to gain significantly by helping innovative startup technology companies that are able to address our most pressing energy and environmental needs.
Rochester Institute of Technology
Program: Venture Creations Incubator
Venture Creations serves companies developing a wide range of clean energy technologies, including Wind, Solar, Biofuels, Fuel Cells, Battery Technology, Smart Grid, Energy Harvesting and more. Venture Creations provides a full suite of customized incubation services to clients, facilitating the development and growth of these companies. It also promotes economic development and competitiveness in Monroe County and New York State by encouraging and facilitating the transfer of technology resources to the marketplace.
Stony Brook University
Clean Energy Business Incubator
The Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP) provides assistance and resources for developers of disruptive renewable and clean energy technologies. Bringing an innovation to market can be a difficult process that requires technical and business guidance, successful acquisition of funding, and maintaining a competitive advantage. By mentoring entrepreneurs, CEBIP helps establish successful enterprises bring their technologies to market.
Columbia Technology Ventures
Program: New York Climate Progress
Program: Novel Business Model Innovation
Program: National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium
Carbontech Development Initiative
Program: Mobile PV test Center
Program: Wind Turbine Blade Test Facility
Test and Commercialization Center
NYSERDA is a partner in the Innovation Ecosystem
Clean Energy Business Partners
NYSERDA's Clean Energy Business Partners range from emerging to established companies who use innovative research and cutting edge technology to develop energy efficient and clean energy technologies. These companies have received support from NYSERDA to nurture and grow their ideas into a commercially viable product or process.
Visit the Open NY page for more information on the companies NYSERDA Innovation supports.
NYSERDA Research and Development Projects
Information on NYSERDA supported R&D projects in New York State. in New York State.
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