Clean Energy Incubators
NYSERDA supports six clean energy business incubators strategically located in the heart of cleantech clusters in New York State for easy access to market, talent and commercialization support. Between 2009 and 2017, the original six incubators had 163 clients and graduates raise more than $313 million in private capital while creating more than 1,075 jobs.
ACRE at NYU Tandon School of Engineering in New York City
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.
CEBIP at Stony Brook University in Long Island
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.
Clean Tech Center at The Tech Garden in Central New York
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 (ECO) in Western New York
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.
Southern Tier Clean Energy Incubator at Binghamton University in the Southern Tier
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.
Venture Creations at Rochester Institute of Technology in the Finger Lakes
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.
For more information on these programs and services and how to apply to them, entrepreneurs and early-stage companies should contact the incubators directly.