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Wave-energy startup Brimes Energy profiled by InnovateLI

Brimes Energy, a wave-energy startup client at the NYSERDA-sponsored Clean Energy Business Incubator Program at Stony Brook University, was profiled at InnovateLI. The company, founded by a serial entrepreneur, has already received seed funding from angel investors and targets applications including desalination. 

A video interview by Long Island Business News with company CEO Ram Maramara is here and also embedded after the break. 

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BNMC Innovation Center announces four new companies joining its bioscience incubator

The Thomas Beecher Jr. Innovation Center at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus announced addition of four new tenants to its new life-science incubator building at 73 High Street. All four leverage the Innovation Center's location at the heart of a rapidly growing medical district and research park:

  • Healthcare Hub, a wholesaler of medical supplies, relocated from Tennessee;
  • Rehoboth, develping a diagnostic biosensor;
  • DeconSure, which is relocating from the United Kingdom, focusing on decontamination and sterilization procedures for hospitals and bioscience manufacturing; and 
  • Photlitec LLC, a spinoff from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (also a BNMC resident) that is developing photodynamic cancer therapies.

For more information, see the BNMC news release

BNMC Innovation Center welcomes six new tenants, celebrates 5 years of expansion and programming

The Thomas Beecher Jr. Innovation Center at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus announced acceptance of six new tenants, spanning a range from startups to existing business-service providers focusing on the region's growth economy: 

For more information, please see attached news release. 

In addition, The Buffalo News reviewed five years of accomplishments of the Innovation Center as part of the center's recent annual open house: 

  • 75 resident startups in a traditional incubator floor and other space available for lease on short, flexible terms;
  • Multiple graduations into larger space elsewhere on campus or in the city;
  • Creation of "dig" (short for design innovation garage), a coworking space owned and operated by the BNMC itself;
  • Expansion of the incubator into additional space in two other buildings on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus property;
  • Integration of other local activities such as the 43North business plan comeptiton and the Z80 private incubator/investment fund;
  • Creation of "Ignite," a program of business development services available to tenants across the campus.

For more information, see the article

Calverton Incubator introduces local food startups, users of the incubator's pilot production lines, to major food distributors

The Calverton Business Incubator, part of Stony Brook University's incubator program, held a showcase introducing major food distributors to the local specialty food manufacturers that are using pilot production facilities at the incubator's Agriculture and Consumer Sciences wing to test and develop new products. Please see coverage at Riverhead Local, InnovateLI, and Edible East End. Food startups are emerging nationwide as an important investment category.