September 2019

We are excited to announce Cornell University's Center for Regional Economic Advancement (CREA) as another wonderful sponsor and partner of NextGen Cleantech coming up on September 24th! CREA runs 76West and will be inviting alumni of the program to showcase. We deeply enjoy working with the folks at CREA and are thrilled to add them to our already stellar list of sponsors (CEBIP, Cleantech Open, the NYSERDA Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program, and M-Corps).

With over 125 registrants not including the showcasers already signed up, we are confident NextGen Cleantech is going to be a wonderful night celebrating how mature the New York cleantech innovation ecosystem has become. As a supporter of the program, we would like to invite you to attend using the discount code "Newsletter" to receive $5 off the ticket price.

NextGen Cleantech
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
4 West 43rd St. New York City, NY 10036
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Discount Code: Newsletter

We look forward to seeing you there!

Julia Byrd

Associate Director | PowerBridgeNY

  Cohort Update

Cycle 3 awardee MetaRe recently won an NSF SBIR Phase I award for $225,000 to investigate new ways of incorporating their cooling technology into fabric. During the PBNY program, the team used their technology as an additive to paint coatings for cool roofs. After a successful pilot, the team is now looking to move into the larger clothing market. The technology inventor, Nanfang Yu, is pictured to the right with the MetaRe post at NextGen Cleantech 2017.

We congratulate the team on their achievement and look forward to watching the company grow!
The Cycle 6 QuatCare team took a trip to Tennessee to visit one of Nissan's production facilities. The team was able to get a better idea for what their quat-covered pellets need to be able to handle when integrated into the paint spraying systems. Right now these systems use expensive biocides and require significant maintenance to deal with bacterial growth in the water that is used. QuatCare hopes to be able to change that by providing a sustainable, chemical-free, and low-maintenance solution to clean the water. Unfortunately the team was not allowed to take pictures of the facility for understandable security reasons, so here is a picture of the team working diligently in the lab instead.
Allied Microbiota
Cycle 3 and Ignition Grant awardee Allied Microbiota made it to the semifinals of 76West, which has a $1M top prize! Co-founders Frana James and Ray Sambrotto (pictured to the right) recently pitched their soil remediation technology to the reviewers and will hear if they have won an award later this month. We wish them luck!

  Featured Events

September 18-20 | Horizon '19 
Where Climate Goals Translate Into Solutions, Innovations, Investments, and Partnerships

Register Here
September 24 | NextGen Cleantech  
Join us for NextGen Cleantech a night of cutting edge innovation that will feature showcases from over 60 participants of top cleantech accelerators and incubators
Register Here
September 23-29 | Climate Week NYC 
Climate Week continues to grow as the time and place for the world to showcase amazing climate action and discuss how to do more.
Register Here
September 26 | BuildingEnergy NYC 
A conference designed by and for practitioners in the fields of high-performance building and design, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.
Register Here

Want to see more events? Check out our New York Cleantech Calendar, where we post all the upcoming cleantech events in the NYC region and beyond.

What We're Watching

A recommendation from the PowerBridgeNY team 
ENERGY with David Hamilton
A new YouTube series featuring David Hamilton, Executive Director for CEBIP and Director of Operations AERTC, interviewing a variety of stakeholders in the cleantech ecosystem from entrepreneurs to program managers. Don't miss out on the one featuring our very own Jim Aloise where he discusses how PBNY uses Lean Startup to shake out early pivots from teams led by researchers and students who are often inexperienced with entrepreneurship!

  Picture of the Month

PowerBridgeNY Executive Director Jim Aloise recently took a tour of SUNY Polytechnic Institute's new NanoFab Xtension (NFX). The pedestrian walkway that connects the NFX facilities with NanoFab North contains the pictured "utility umbilical," or as Jim describes it, an upside down mine cart on the ceiling to transport materials between facilities. He has a video of the unit whizzing by overhead, so ask him about it next time you see him!

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