Jim Senall, who oversees two incubators at High Tech Rochester, invited to Washington to give input on innovation clusters

James Senall — who as president of High Tech Rochester has oversight over two of our member incubators, the Lennox Tech Enterprise Center and Rochester BioVenture Center — participated by invitation in the Obama administration's Federal Interagency Roundtable on Regional Innovation Clusters and Entrepreneurship. The HTR website captures press coverage here

U.S. Rep. Maffei joins Cleantech Center at Tech Garden in announcing first batch of clean-energy companies admitted to incubation program

U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei joined the Cleantech Center at our supporting member the Syracuse Technology Garden in announcing the first round of nine upstate companies admitted to the NYSERDA-sponsored clean-energy incubator. The admitted companies and their technology/market focus areas are:

  • Antek, of Syracuse, advanced solar cells
  • GoVo Biofuels, a Tech Garden tenant, biodiesel 
  • Greenview, of Utica, energy management software
  • Impact Technologies, of Syracuse, vertical wind
  • Innovation Fuels, The Tech Garden, biofuels
  • IntelliSyn, a Syracuse University spinoff, butanol
  • microGen, West Henrietta, MEMS-based energy harvesting
  • Paper Battery, Troy, advanced batteries
  • SolarNovar, Plattsburgh, electro-mechanical tracking for solar cells

Press coverage is here

NYU-Poly facility at 160 Varick St. -- before and after

Here are some photos of the facility at 160 Varick St. in Manhattan that was made available to our supporting member the NYU-Poly Generation NYC program, under Mayor Bloomberg's incubator initiative.

Image of space before renovationBefore (March 2009)image of space after renovationAfter (July 2009)

The photos show the space in raw condition six months ago and recently after fit-out, including furniture donated by Steelcase, a national office-furniture manufacturer with a subsidiary situated nearby at 200 Varick St. Click on the thumbnails for larger images.

The facility houses the NYU-Poly Commercialization Center at 160 Varick Street and NYC ACRE (Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy) funded under a contract from NYSERDA announced earlier in the year by Gov. Paterson. Both programs are under the umbrella "Generation NYC" program at NYU-Poly.

UPDATE (7/30) — This same facility was just highlighted in The Huffington Post

Clickable map of BIA/NYS member incubators

Here is a clickable map showing the locations of the nearly 50 incubators operated by the 38 current members of BIA/NYS. In some regions, incubators are close enough together that you cannot distinguish the pushpins unless you zoom in using the Google control. Clicking on a pushpin will reveal a box with a clickable link to the incubator profile on our website. Enjoy this service which will continue to be tuned.

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