Green Innovations

Developing renewable and clean technology companies in New York

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

NEXT Conference, November 8

Come. Be Inspired. Leave Smarter.

NEXT is an exciting new technology and innovation conference for businesses of all kinds, from manufacturers to high-tech companies and defense contractors, academic and industry researchers, and entrepreneurs at all stages. Participants come together to explore the latest trends in business practices and learn about cutting edge technological advances.
This launch event will feature keynote speakers Robert Tucker and Peter Singer, international thought leaders in business and science. In addition, the program will be filled with hour-long interactive workshops where attendees examine state-of-the-art tools to improve business and job performance in a setting where fast-track companies meet and learn from regional business leaders, outside industry experts and resource organizations. The day will include many networking opportunities as well.



Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Please don't miss this great opportunity to engage federal purchasing processes and resources:

RSVP Stacey Bunce

Monday, October 1, 2012

Future Energy Investor Conference -- Open Application

Subject: 4th Future Energy Investor Conference - Call for Start-Up Applications

Future Energy is a startup pitch contest for energy and clean tech startups.  At the conference, energy and cleantech startup companies present to a panel of Venture Capital and corporate investors for feedback and a chance at investment.  The event is on Thursday, November 14th in New York and applications to present are due by Friday, October 12.

Each Future Energy event features pitches from 8 early-stage energy technology and cleantech startups. A panel of venture capital investors provides feedback and advice for each presenter. The audience, composed of energy entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, and press votes on their favorite startups to allocate prizes.  Winners from the first 3 Future Energy events include Alteros Energy, Pika Energy, and Greenavise.

Since 2008, over 700 startup companies have presented at Ultra Light Startups events.  Of these, over 20% have raised angel funding and over 6% have received venture capital funding. In addition, Future Energy events offer prizes, partnerships, business development, and press opportunities to presenters.

VC firms represented on Future Energy panels include:
- Braemar Energy Ventures
- Earthrise Capital
- Shell International (lead sponsor of Future Energy)
- New Enterprise Associates
- Batelle Ventures
- Clean Energy Venture Group
- Black Coral Capital
- Terawatt Ventures
- RockPort Capital Partners
- SJF Ventures

Sectors of interest include:
- Conventional oil and gas technology (exploration, recovery, and extraction)
- Non-conventional oil and gas technology
- Alternative and renewable energy (solar, wind, hydrogen, biofuels, geothermal, etc.)
- Renewable and bio-based chemicals
- Mobility / smart mobility
- Energy efficiency / smart grid
- Energy finance and trading technologies

More information and the application form can be found on the Future Energy website: 

Applications to present at the next Future Energy event are due by Friday, October 12 
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Please contact with any questions.

Register Now: Syracuse COE 12th Annual Symposium

The SyracuseCoE's 12th Annual Symposium in Energy and Environmental Systems is only two weeks away, and I’m writing to make sure you're aware of the terrific program of speakers and workshops planned. And we invite and encourage you to share this information with employees and other professional networks you're engaged with.

In addition to an opening address by Bill Reed, an internationally-recognized author and proponent of an integrative, whole-systems design process, we are also honored to be joined by Fumitoshi Emura of Hitachi's Smart Infrastructure Systems Business Division in Japan, who will share Hitachi's vision for Social Innovation Business, focused on  integrated systems at personal, home, neighborhood, and community scales, including electric vehicles, home energy management, community energy management, intelligent water, water recycling, smart mobility, security, and district heating and cooling. 

This year's Symposium features a full line-up of outstanding keynote speakers and session presentations, networking opportunities for practitioners, faculty and students, as well as more in-depth workshops.  We even offer a guided tour of Syracuse's LEEDR  Platinum buildings!  AIA and GBCI continuing education credits are available for most sessions and workshops.

If you haven't already registered, be sure and sign up today at