How to Expand Your Company in Clean Tech Sector

ImageA Syracuse-based business incubator funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today released the first comprehensive directory created to connect emerging clean technology companies with resources in Central New York that can help develop, grow, and retain businesses in this growing sector.  The Clean Tech Asset Guide was published by the Clean Tech Center, a program of the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce located at the Tech Garden in downtown Syracuse. 
The Center was established with $1.5 million from NYSERDA to create a facility for the support, incubation and acceleration of new clean energy technology companies.

“While Upstate New York has been emerging as a vibrant hub of clean energy businesses, until now there has been no full accounting of all the resources available in this growing field,” said Francis J. Murray Jr., President and CEO of NYSERDA.  “This guide will serve as an essential tool to help connect the extraordinary wealth of talent in Central New York with investors and support systems to help them build the clean energy economy envisioned by Governor David Paterson.”

“Entrepreneurs in Central Upstate New York are fortunate to be able to work shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the world’s top experts in renewable and clean energy sectors, right here in this region,” said Linda Hartsock, Executive Director of The Clean Tech Center.  “The resource guide demonstrates that this region has built a well-connected infrastructure and working partnership to support green innovation.  NYSERDA is the catalyst for building an innovation ecosystem across New York State, connecting clusters of entrepreneurial activity through its new clean energy incubator program.  NYSERDA is truly the model for strategic green business development.”  

Created with support from NYSERDA, the 61-page Clean Tech Asset Guide is a ‘one-stop’ directory with listings of assets including university and academic research programs, specialized facilities, support organizations, and funding programs.  In addition, the guide lists research and development resources, business development resources, funding programs, and market leaders, including associations and organizations.

In addition to the Tech Garden in Syracuse, NYSERDA has funded incubators at the University at Buffalo, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Brooklyn.

NYSERDA funds are used to assist companies throughout the incubation process and to develop a financially self-sustaining program that will strengthen the clean tech economy in Central New York.  Collaborators with the Clean Tech Center include leading New York State colleges and universities, investors, utilities, technology and industry associations, and government agencies that are included in the resource guide.
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New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is a public benefit corporation created in 1975 under Article 8, Title 9 of the State Public Authorities Law through the reconstitution of the New York State Atomic and Space Development Authority. NYSERDA’s earliest efforts focused solely on research and development with the goal of reducing the state’s petroleum consumption. Subsequent research and development projects focused on topics including environmental effects of energy consumption, development of renewable resources, and advancement of innovative technologies.

National Grid
Is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Grid, an international, London-based company whose core business is the delivery of electricity and natural gas. National Grid has a strong commitment to clean tech and is a smart grid leader.

Carrier Corporation
From the time its founder invented the basics of modern air conditioning in 1902, Carrier has been the world leader in air conditioning, heating and refrigeration systems. A wholly-owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, Carrier is built upon a legacy of innovation and commitment. Through market-leading products and solutions, it is constantly striving to help people live more comfortable, healthy and productive lives.

Since its earliest days, Corning Incorporated, the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, has worked closely with customers to understand their problems, explore possible solutions, and then bring those solutions to life through world-class scientific and manufacturing capabilities.

NYSTAR supports technology development, innovation and commercialization leading to economic growth in New York State.

IBM helped pioneer information technology over the years, and it stands today at the forefront of a worldwide industry that is revolutionizing the way in which enterprises, organizations and people operate and thrive, particularly in regard to intelligent building
design and systems integration.

Siemens AG (NYSE: SI) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, and operates in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors.

King & King
King & King, Architects LLP has a rich history in the upstate New York area. Founded in 1868, it is the oldest architectural firm in New York State and the fifth oldest in the country. In the Syracuse area, some notable buildings include Crouse College, Bird Library, and Manley Field House, all on the Syracuse University campus; Onondaga County Courthouse.

Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in Central New York. The Chamber is an icon in the Syracuse business community, leading the way in everything from government relations and lobbying to creating economic growth in the region.

US Department of Energy (DOE)
The Department of Energy’s overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.

Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, the EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

Metropolitan Development Association
The MDA is a private, not-for-profit corporation, representing the business leadership of Syracuse and Central New York. Membership of the MDA is comprised of the chief executive officers of the largest corporations and institutions in the region with acknowledged leadership in manufacturing, finance, distribution, bio-technology, real estate, construction, medical technology, education and law.

Tate Access Floors, Inc.
Tate is the largest raised access floor manufacturer in North America, allowing Tate to service large and small projects simultaneously. As the leading authority on underfloor service distribution, Tate leverages its 45 years of experience in the industry to provide technical support and education to the design and construction community.

O’Brien & Gere
O’Brien & Gere is an employee-owned engineering and project delivery company with over 850 scientists, engineers, construction, and operation personnel located in 30 offices across the U.S. With a 60-year history of applying technology and innovation,
O’Brien & Gere is a leader in providing total capital & facilities, energy, environmental, and water solutions.

Environmental Finance Center at Syracuse University
The Environmental Finance Center at Syracuse University is tasked by the EPA with facilitating the development of sustainable communities. It connects motivated local government officials and private organizations with technical assistance, assessment tools, and funding offered by a large network of collaborators and resources. It also provides professional training and community outreach to engage, educate, and enable the public to make changes toward improved environmental infrastructure and quality of life.

Air Innovations
Air Innovations designs and manufactures specialized air conditioning systems and environmental control equipment for a variety of industries that are installed worldwide. The company, established in 1986, is known for its expertise in applications that require precise control of temperature, humidity, pressure and filtration. Air Innovations’ capabilities range from concept development to prototyping and testing, from made-in-the-USA manufacturing to regulatory submissions and international distribution.

C&S Companies
Full-service, project delivery specialists—the C&S team includes more than 400 professionals and tradespeople engaged in making built environments stronger, natural environments richer, and all environments more sustainable. Its mission is to advance quality of life in an ever-changing world.

CDH Energy
Provides energy system and technology analysis, using both field monitoring and energy simulation skills to assess technologies, verify savings, assess markets, or determine application feasibility. Applications include: building system design options analysis, energy savings project feasibility studies, product assessment and technology research and demonstration.

Is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services.

Northeast Natural Homes
The essence of Northeast is designing, teaching, and building in Nature’s Image. It is a nature-inspired ecological design & building firm with origins in the sciences of ecology and biology, and the built environment. The company draws inspiration from the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and its living decision-making principle-to always deliberate for the Seventh Generation to follow.

Founded in 1985, Sensis Corporation is a global provider of air defense, air traffic control, airline and airport operations management, and data integration and distribution. The company serves a global client base and is actively involved in industry organizations and working groups worldwide, helping to address critical issues and develop innovative, real-world solutions.

As a not-for-profit, research and development company that develops unique, creative solutions for nationally significant challenges in defense, environmental, and intelligence, SRC is committed to redefining possible.™

Fulton Boiler
Fulton is a global manufacturer of steam, hot water and thermal fluid heat transfer systems. Fulton products include steam boilers, hot water boilers, thermal fluid heaters, temperature control units, custom engineered systems, boiler rooms and a full range of ancillary equipment.

Syracuse University
From its founding in 1870, Syracuse University has been the embodiment of Scholarship in Action—education that transcends traditional boundaries through a combination of innovative thinking, daring choices and entrepreneurial attitude.

National Councils
U.S. Green Building Council
The mission of the U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate Chapter is to provide an unparalleled opportunity to accelerate change and help shape the future of green building practices in the Chapter Region.
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