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NEXUS-NY Updates

Groundbreaking technology could change the future of energy storage Revolutionary material added to Volta's portfolio of technology investments  Volta Energy Technologies (Volta) announced today that it is investing in Conamix, a technology startup based in Ithaca, New York. Conamix has developed a breakthrough material and process for...

Research and Development Capabilities Expand in On-Road Applications Including Delivery Vehicle Fleets As global adoption of electric fleet vehicles accelerates in the pursuit of cleaner solutions, Plug Power will continue innovating with speed due to specialized R&D teams such as AFC Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a...

By: Charlotte Hsu | UB News Low-cost device - shaped liked a birdhouse - could help provide drinking water to people affected by natural disasters. The idea of using energy from the sun to evaporate and purify water is ancient. The Greek philosopher Aristotle reportedly described such...

Proof-of-concept demonstrates that an idea is feasible

Demonstrating proof-of-concept is one of the first steps in the innovation process, when new possibilities for products, services or processes are identified and prototyped.

Aiming to catalyze and accelerate clean energy startups in New York State, NEXUS-NY helps move research-derived innovations from labs to the marketplace. 10 New Clean Energy Companies were chosen to participate in our latest proof-of-concept accelerator.

Each team selected has now completed phase one of the NEXUS-NY program, having spent the last several months developing and testing numerous business hypotheses through interactions with potential customers and industry participants. The desired outcome is to validate whether a viable and scalable business model exists, and to decide whether and how best to pursue their commercialization objectives.

In this three-part series on proof-of-concept, we’ll learn from several of the teams selected to move forward into NEXUS-NY Phase 2. Here’s how Verdimine, RemWell and Capro-X are using proof-of-concept to commercialize their technology.

6 NEXUS-NY Clean Energy Companies are seeing GREEN NEXUS-NY is a proof-of-concept center chartered with accelerating the transition of clean energy technologies from New York’s research labs into the marketplace with educational, business and financial support. “NEXUS-NY is focused on connecting our companies with available capital...

NEXUS-NY kicks off another year of supporting New York-based clean energy innovations Fundamental research is one critical precursor to the commercialization of disruptive innovations. At any one time, hundreds of university scientists are pursuing cutting-edge energy research across New York State. NEXUS-NY engages a subset of...

NEXUS-NY portfolio company, Molecular Glasses, receives $100,000 investment; Selected for new Luminate NY Accelerator Molecular Glasses was among ten photonics, imaging and optics companies chosen to participate in the inaugural Luminate NY accelerator program. Selected from over 100 applicants from around the world, Molecular Glasses will...

NEXUS-NY graduates Adrian Cosma and Jose Lozano, cofounders of Biological Energy, awarded funding in 76West Clean Energy Competition Designed to advance clean energy technologies and further develop a clean energy ecosystem in the Southern Tier, 76West is one of the largest clean energy competitions in the...

Biological Energy (Cohort 2016) and MicroEra Power (Cohort 2017) have been selected as finalists for the $2.5 million 76West Clean Energy Competition. Biological Energy is located in Spencer, NY. The company has developed a breakthrough, patent-pending technology for wastewater treatment that reduces energy use, increases water treatment...

Shell GameChanger has funded numerous game-changing ideas over the last few years,  through ‘proof of concept’ to rapid worldwide deployment. Established over 20 years ago as an opportunity to “bring Silicon Valley inside,” GameChanger is one of four innovation vehicles at Shell. The program, now global,...

NEXUS-NY works with scientists who want to actively explore the commercial potential of their research-derived, energy innovations. We improve the likelihood of commercial success through our financial & business support and by providing a structured commercialization process. Since its inception, NEXUS-NY has worked with 39 business...

Dimensional Energy takes first place at CU Energy Symposium Venture Forum pitch event in the early-stage category It’s 4 a.m. and Jason Salfi is behind the wheel en route to NYC to participate in Columbia University’s Energy Symposium. The event featured early and mid-stage companies, including...

NEXUS-NY portfolio companies continue to attract attention after graduating our clean energy proof-of-concept accelerator. These clean energy companies have ventured on to raise millions in funding. We caught up with a few of our talented founders to get the latest on their successes. Molecular Glasses closes $200,000...

Meet the 2017 NEXUS-NY Research Teams NEXUS-NY's proof-of-concept accelerator is ready for another year of helping to catalyze the commercialization of research-derived clean energy technologies. After months of meetings at colleges and universities across NYS, the NEXUS-NY team has selected 9 rockstar clean energy innovations that...

Survey of top 25 U.S. research universities uncovers missing links in technology transfer process With $70 billion spent and approximately half of U.S. basic and applied research taking place at US research universities, one might guess that the inventors and founders have the necessary resources to...

Micatu Inc (NEXUS-NY Cohort 1) received the $1 million grand prize in the 76West Clean Energy Competition. Six winners out of 175 applicants were awarded funding to help develop clean energy technologies, grow their businesses, create jobs and advance New York's clean energy economy. Micatu makes an...

7 Clean Energy Startups Changing the World To date, NEXUS-NY has helped launch 15 startup companies. Eight graduates have gone on to raise more than $6.5MM, and four have generated initial customer revenue. Interested commercializing your clean energy technology? Apply to NEXUS-NY. Now meet the graduates of the 2016...

NEXUS-NY's Cornell Team, Dimensional Energy, Moves to Round 2 of Carbon XPRIZE Competition We're energized to share Dimensional Energy's latest milestone - a feature in Engineering.com for their participation in the Carbon XPRIZE competition! The Cornell research team as now been selected as a semi-finalist in the...

American Fuel Cell and Avatar Sustainable Technologies Awarded DOE Grants in Round 2 of Small Business Voucher Program The DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has started a new innovative Small Business Vouchers (SBV) program to accelerate the transformation toward a clean energy...

Thinking about applying to NEXUS-NY? Get a head start by joining HTR’s Pre-Seed Workshop Are you ready for innovation? NEXUS-NY isn’t holding back the “energy” this Fall, with Demo Day 2016 scheduled for October 5, Cohort 4 applications opening on October 18 and the next High...

NEXUS-NY is a clean energy seed accelerator. Each year the program provides financial, business and education support to entrepreneurial teams selected through a competitive application process. Participants primarily come from NY research universities and share several common traits: They’re passionate about their research and want...

Over the last several months in the NEXUS-NY program, SUNY Alfred State startup, Phase Innovations, has been hard at work diligently testing many different materials and designs for development of their customer validation prototype. Dr. Jon Owejan, assistant professor of mechanical at Alfred State, along with...

Micatu: Upstate New York’s Next Generation Optical Sensor Company New York native, Michael Oshetski, is proud to be an entrepreneur. As the CEO of Micatu, Mike speaks with passion about his company and plans to not only revolutionize optical sensor technologies, but create high-paying jobs for...

A premier showcase of entrepreneurial talent, ten startups shared company successes and stories about how High Tech Rochester programs helped advance their success. Innovate. Incubate. Grow. Helping Entrepreneurs Build Successful Companies High Tech Rochester (HTR) is a nonprofit whose mission is to catalyze entrepreneurship and innovation-based economic...

Investors' Circle is now accepting applications for entrepreneurs to be considered to pitch at their next national pitch event, Beyond the Pitch: San Francisco on September 13, 2016 The deadline for entrepreneurs who want to be considered is midnight on July 7, 2016.   Are you an entrepreneur...

7 Clean Energy Research Teams Start De-Risking Technology in NEXUS-NY Phase 2 The difference between success and failure is finding focus as early as possible. This is a primary mission of the NEXUS-NY clean energy seed accelerator, and over the last several months, participants have been...

Come for the Competition. Stay for the Transformation. That’s the intent around the 76West clean energy initiative. May was an exciting month for NEXUS-NY, with five of our seed accelerator graduates, and one Cohort 3 team pitching at the 76West Clean Energy Competition Semifinals. 76West is...

Phase 1: Seeking Problem-solution Fit Through Customer Discovery Over the course of the last several months, NEXUS-NY participants have been working on their interim “business opportunities presentations.” In a closed session for a few members of the NEXUS-NY community, each team debuted their progress in Rochester,...

Funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and administered by High Tech Rochester, NEXUS-NY is a proof-of-concept center chartered with accelerating the transition of clean-energy technologies from New York's research labs into the marketplace with educational, financial and business support. eColectro is...

NEXUS-NY is a clean energy startup accelerator chartered with catalyzing the commercialization of technologies discovered by New York researchers. Funded largely by the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA), NEXUS-NY increases the number of scalable clean energy startup companies within the region....

Two Cornell University research technologies participating in NEXUS-NY Cohort 3, together NEXUS-NY is piloting a new way to test the commercial potential of university research without scientists fully participating in the rigorous process of its clean energy seed accelerator. New in 2016, two researchers from Cornell University...

In 2015 several university researchers and pre-revenue companies worked diligently with NEXUS-NY to accelerate the commercialization of their early-stage, clean-energy technologies. Now with the educational, financial and business support of the NEXUS-NY clean energy seed accelerator, six research teams have completed cohort 2, including Binghamton-based ChromaNanoTech. ChromaNanoTech is...

72 Research Teams & Early-Stage Clean Energy Companies Apply for Next Round of NEXUS-NY Seed Accelerator New York’s energy ideas are being watched around the globe, thanks in part to its vast number of top research universities, including Cornell, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the SUNY system....

NEXUS-NY accelerates the commercialization of New York's early-stage, clean energy technologies of university researchers and pre-revenue companies by providing educational, financial and business support. Throughout the NEXUS-NY program, the AMBIS team was able to develop a cost-efficient way to cool buildings by upcycling the world's...

History in the making! Leading cleantech startups from the NEXUS-NY and PowerBridgeNY programs were celebrated at the NYC CleanTech Summit this fall. The event was held at the New York Law School and featured champions from the Northeast's cleantech business community, including President of NECEC...

The Upstate New York Clean Energy Event celebrated the most promising clean energy companies in New York. The graduating class of NEXUS-NY cohort 2 shared updates on the progresses made after undergoing the NEXUS-NY Clean Energy Seed Accelerator, while world renowned keynote speaker, Dr. Brian Greene,...

NEXUS-NY, a clean energy accelerator, provides educational, financial and business support for university researchers and early-stage companies across New York state. Administered by High Tech Rochester, NEXUS-NY is one of three NYSERDA-funded proof-of-concept centered chartered with accelerating the translation of clean-energy technologies from New York's...

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