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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...

by Dan Miner | Buffalo Business Journal -  Three University at Buffalo startups have received significant federal grants to boost their early-stage technologies. Each of the companies receive six-figure awards from the National Science Foundation, which supports tech commercialization that could benefit society. Companies include Ferric Contrast, Neurovascular Diagnostics...

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...

by Caitlin Hayes for Cornell University News For every cup of Greek yogurt made, two cups of wastewater are produced. Companies have to dispose of this waste, called acid whey. The majority of it is handled either by trucking it to a wastewater treatment plant to process at...

The path to success is rarely clear-cut, and it often takes unexpected turns. This is especially true in entrepreneurship, where a single networking connection can suddenly open doors, or a crucial piece of feedback from a customer can lead to pivotal product developments....

The management and removal of industrial waste is a concern that faces companies and governments around the world. In this podcast you'll hear from entrepreneurs in New York participating in the state's Proof of Concept Centers program, who are creating technologies focused on the handling...

What is the problem with many innovative technologies? Some never make it out of the lab. For a company like Dimensional Energy, aligning with NEXUS-NY—a clean energy accelerator—has helped its founders move out from the lab and on their way to the marketplace. NEXUS-NY is...

New York State policy makers and business leaders looking to encourage new business start-ups should take a look at an innovative program developed by New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA), an Academy program partner for nearly a decade....

Meet the Founders at the 2017 NEXUS-NY Clean Energy Demo Day October 10 in Rochester NEXUS-NY is soon to complete another season of moving innovative energy technologies from research labs to the market. You’re invited to meet the founders of some of the top clean energy...

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...

The company measures voltage, current, vibration and temperature using optical sensor technology, rather than electronics, revolutionizing sensor technology which Michael Oshetski, Chief Executive Officer at Micatu, says has been unchanged for more than a century....

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...

Clean tech solutions driving force behind firms started by Haldar's students By Larry Rulison | © 2017 - Times Union ALBANY —  SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany may be best known for being where the world's largest semiconductor firms like IBM, GlobalFoundries and Samsung do cutting-edge computer chip research. Slowly but surely, though, SUNY Poly...

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,...

  Proof of Concept Centers allow emerging technologists to try out their ideas, work with mentors, and develop marketable products. One of the key challenges participants face is turning a product into a viable business. In this podcast you'll hear from participating teams as they pitch...

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...

By Robert F. Service  for Science Magazine One-tenth of the world’s population lacks clean water. Now, researchers report they have developed a cheap solar still, which uses sunlight to purify dirty water up to four times faster than a current commercial version. The raw materials cost less than $2...

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...

Phase Innovations is developing a low-cost, advanced air conditioning system without chemical refrigerants that uses less energy than conventional systems. The company’s technology is based on water permeable membrane modules that enable precise control of temperature and humidity in any climate. ...

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...

Research only turns into a real-world solution if it becomes something you can buy and use, but there are a lot of challenges to taking a great idea from the lab and making it a viable commercial product. Researchers can become entrepreneurs by studying the...

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....

by Jinelle Shengulette for Democrat and Chronicle   Five months ago, Mike Molaire and his team moved into Eastman Business Park to work on their new venture, Molecular Glasses. The space is very familiar to Molaire, who spent a great deal of time on the same floor of the same...

The SUNY Alfred State Customer Discovery Story Ben is a plant engineer in a manufacturing facility. Like any engineer, Ben values efficiency to save his company money. Nearly all manufacturing processes generate waste heat - this is heat required for the process, but not reclaimed or...

by Jeff Murray, jmurray@stargazette.com | @SGJeffMurray ©2018 Star Gazette In 2011, Michael Oshetski put his technical prowess to work and created a startup business in his garage. Only four years later, Oshetski and the company he founded — Micatu Inc. — are poised to revolutionize sensor technology that he says...

Transforming Waste Fibrous Sources Into Green Energy & Products Using a patented process, Avatar Sustainable Technologies produces fermentable cellulosic sugars from refuse of local industries. After completing NEXUS-NY Cohort 1, this clean energy startup based in Syracuse, NY is on its way to commercializing the process,...

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