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NYU announces state recognition of two companies incubated by NYC ACRE and other milestones

The incubator programs at NYU's Polytechnic School of Engineering announced that two startups assisted by the NYSERDA-sponsored NYC ACRE incubator were selected for demonstration projects as part of New York State's energy-markets transformation initiative known as Reforming the Energy Vision.

They are Smarter Grid Solutions, which provides network management tools for distributed energy, and Sealed, which allows homeowners to monetize their investments in energy-efficiency upgrades. For more information, see NYU's news release.

In other milestones, NYU also announced the hiring of Pat Sapinsley as director of cleantech initiatives. She will oversee the NYC ACRE incubator and other related initiatives based at Brooklyn's Metro Tech Center.

Finally, the Varick Street and DUMBO incubator sites announced the entry of the following new startup companies into the program:

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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New IncubatorWorks facility at ELM Airport Park targets advanced-manufacturing companies

Alfred Technology Resources, which sponsors advanced-materials-technology incubators in Alfred and Corning, added a third site and rebranded itself IncubatorWorks.

The third site, which is situated at the former Schweizer Aircraft building at Elmira-Corning (ELM) Airport Park in Horseheads, will specialize in space for advanced-manufacturing companies. All three sites are now branded under the IncubatorWorks umbrella and participate in the Southern Tier Startup Alliance, the state-designated Innovation Hot Spot, and in START-UP zones certified by the incubators' academic partners. 

For more information see the attached new release and coverage in the Elmira Star-Gazette, WICZ (video here), and the Corning Leader

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

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