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Syracuse paper interviews clean-energy entrepreneur Seth Mulligan, now leader at Tech Garden and Cleantech Center

In a Sunday feature on regional leadership, the syracuse.com website of the Post-Standard newspaper included an extensive interview with Seth Mulligan, a former clean-energy entrepreneur who now leads The Tech Garden downtown incubator and NYSERDA-supported Cleantech Center incubator. Both programs form key elements of the state-designated Central New York Innovation Hot Spot consortium.

In the story, Seth speaks about the revival of entrepreneurial culture in Syracuse being sparked by these programs, and outlines the high-technology sectors where progress is being targeted. Seth currently serves on the BIA/NYS board of directors, and we warmly congratulate him on this coverage! 

Recently, syracuse.com also covered the opening the nearby new SALT Makerspace, an advanced prototyping facility in which The Tech Garden made a founding investment. SALT, which references a historically important element of Central New York business history, in this case stands for "Syracuse Arts Learning and Technology." 

 

SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator provides U.S. market staging site for Canadian LED/solar firm ProQuip

ProQuip International, an Ontario-based design and engineering firm specializing in LED and solar photovoltaic installations, is staging its first U.S. market presence through the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator in downtown Dunkirk, according to a university news release. The incubator is overseen by the same campus-based Engagement and Economic Development division that supervises the campus START-UP zone. 

News from the NYU Poly School of Engineering incubators: new tenants at Varick; fund-raise by Enertiv at ACRE/Urban Future Lab

September newsletters from the three incubators at our member NYU Poly School of Engineering reported:

Follow these links to view more items from the current newsletters of the Varick/Dumbo incubators or the ACRE/Urban Future Lab

WATT Fuel Cell, client of NYSERDA-supported CEBIP incubator at Stony Brook, reports $2.1m Army contract to demonstrate new manufacturing system for SOFC components

WATT Fuel Cell, a client of the NYSERDA-supported Clean Energy Business Incubator Program at our member Stony Brook University, reported a $2.1 million, 20-month contract from the U.S. Army to demonstrate viability of the company's automated manufacturing process for tubular-cell components of solid-oxide fuel-cell (SOFC) systems. The contract comes from the Army's Communications-Electronics R&D Engineering Center (CERDEC). For more, see the company's news release. The firm is based in Port Washington, Long Island.

Southern Tier High Technology Incubator wins $7m grant from Empire State Development for design and construction

Empire State Development is providing a $7 million grant toward Phase I design and construction of the Southern Tier High Technology Incbuator, a new laboratory-equipped incubator facility planned for downtown Binghamton. This program is being developed under the oversight of our member Binghamton University, which operates the Start-Up Suite incubator program on its own campus.

The award from ESD recognizes that the Southern Tier High Technology Incubator has emerged as a priority project for the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council. For more information, see the ESD news release

Zahn Center lists opening for Director of Tech Entrepreneurship

Our member the Zahn Innovation Center at CUNY's City College of New York is advertising for a Director of Tech Entrepreneurship. For details, see the announcement

Two student teams with engineered biomedical products win pitch event for NYC high school students at Harlem Biospace

Vitalight and Euphoria, student businesses built around engineered biomedical products, were winners of the pitch event that concluded the intensive, six-week Hk Maker Lab program for NYC high school students held at Columbia University in partnership with our member Harlem Biospace.

The two teams will advance to incubation under mentorship at Harlem Biospace, according to the newsletter of Harlem Biospace's K-12 STEM Hypothekids program. For more information see the news release issued by incubator sponsor NYCEDC and coverage in DNAInfo

Chautauqua County IDA and planning department will collocate staff with the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator/START-UP zone

The SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator will host one office of the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA), and also part of the county planning department. This collocation of economic-development functions in the northern part of the county is intended to advance the state-designated START-UP NY zone on which SUNY Fredonia cooperates with Jamestown Community College in the southern part of the county. The Fredonia incubator is also a partner in the Western New York Innovation Hot Spot. For more information, please see the university news release

NYU announces addition of 3 incubator sites to START-UP NY zone; posts search for new director of innovation and entrepreneurship

NYU's Polytechnic School of Engineering, which sponsors two incubators in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan, has announced that all three sites are approved as eligible under the state's START-UP NY zone program. The tax-free program is aimed at attracting somewhat larger companies that will complement the existing roster of startups at all three sites, which will eventually consolidate at 370 Jay Street at the school's main campus in downtown Brooklyn. For more information, see the university news release.

Separately, NYU has posted an announcement for a new director of innovation and entrepreneurship, to which the three incubator sites report. The new director replaces Micah Kotch who leaves the NYU Poly incubator program after five years, to join the state energy agency NYSERDA as director of the $40 milliion NY Prize in community microgrids and also the agency's strategic advisor for innovation. We wish Micah the very best and encourage all qualified applicants to apply for the position. 

Rochester paper visits new tenants at HTR's Lennox Tech Enterprise Center

The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle visits some new tenants at our member High Tech Rochester's Lennox Tech Enterprise Center. Embedded video after the break. 

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