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News about tenant/clients of BIA/NYS member incubator programs.

Tenant/clients of our members show well in list of companies receiving investments from VC funds backed by the state's Innovate NY Fund

Incubator tenants and clients figured prominently in a list of startup companies invested in by venture funds receiving support through the State of New York's Innovate NY Fund, according to a list published by Empire State Development. Among the investee companies closely identified with our member incubators and research parks are:

Members of our association were among the first supporters of innovation to be introduced to the Innovate NY-backed funds back at our 2012 annual meeting in Buffalo

HTR admits four companies to residency at Lennox Tech Enterprise Center incubator

Four new companies were admitted to residency at the Lennox Tech Enterprise Center, the flagship incubator of our supporting member High Tech Rochester:

  • Advis, an advanced sensor company;
  • Lucidity Works, developing software for competitive intelligence in the pharmaceutical sector;
  • Empire Robotics, a Cornell University spinoff developing a robotic gripper; and 
  • Localized Therapeutics, developing laser-switchable gene-therapy-based treatments

For more information, see HTR's news release and coverage in the Rochester Business Journal.


NYC ACRE client HEVO wins $20k in Cleantech Open Northeast's regional competition

HEVO Power, a client of the NYSERDA-sponsored NYC ACRE clean-energy incubator operated by NYU-Poly, was one of four regional winners at the Cleantech Open Northeast business-plan contest. The developer of wireless charging stations for electric vehicles took a $20,000 prize and will advance to the $200,000 national competition. For more information, see NYC ACRE's November newsletter, the Cleantech Open news release, and previous coverage of HEVO on our website. 

State Senate committee hearings on video gaming and cybersecurity industries focus on our member incubators

In a series of hearings around the state, the new state Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation and Entrepreneurship chaired by Sen. Martin Golden (R,C,I - Brooklyn) is touching several of our member incubators.

In its first set of hearings on the video-game industry, the committee held:

Video records of the testimony are available at those links.

Next up is a joint session on the cybersecurity industry, which will be held at our member the Griffiss Institute incubator program, and involves several other committees.