Green Innovations

Developing renewable and clean technology companies in New York

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"Great Green Ideas" and young innovators

Applications are still open for "Great Green Ideas That Can Change the World," the largest green science fair in NYS, March 25 at the Center of Progress Building at the NYS Fairgrounds.  SUNY ESF, the Syracuse Chamber, The Clean Tech Center, The Tech Garden, the MDA and Creative Core partners are sponsoring the event, designed to encourage green entrepreneurship.  High school and college students from across  Upstate New York will be vying for cash prizes for ideas based on sustainability and green technology.  They will be part of a Green Innovation Exposition that is expected to draw more than 7,000.  Joining them will be more than 300 businesses who will be taking part in the business expo.

For more information, and to register:, call ESF Outreach:  315-470-6817, or e-mail:

SUNY ESF's SAGE (Sustainability and Green Entrepreneurship) project exposes high school students and teachers to people and ideas that demonstrate the green entrepreneurial spirit. Participants become better versed in the science of environmental challenges, entrepreneurial thinking, and the role they can play in meeting these challenges. Environmental innovation is not only a social consciousness issue but an economic one. New advances and innovations can lead to new jobs and business enterprises.

A national study (Battelle Memorial Institute) reported that the Syracuse/Central New York area is seen as a national leader in several sectors of green technology and innovation. The SAGE Project builds upon the region's natural, economic, educational and workforce resources to support the sustainability and green entrepreneurship education and professional development needs of students, teachers, and professionals.