Green Innovations

Developing renewable and clean technology companies in New York

Monday, February 1, 2010

Connecting entrepreneurs with resources needed to grow the clean energy economy

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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today recognized The Clean Tech Center for its publication of the first comprehensive directory connecting clean technology companies with resources in Upstate New York. The guide lists numerous entities working collaboratively to help develop, grow, and retain clean tech companies, including university and academic research programs, specialized facilities, support organizations, and funding programs.

“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 research and development resources, business development resources, funding programs, and market leaders, including associations and organizations.

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.

The guide is available as a link on The Clean Tech Center's main page:
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