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PowerBridgeNY commercializes university-based technology into scalable, cleantech solutions that will power the future.
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The PowerBridgeNY program is closed as of September 2020.

PowerBridgeNY is a collaboration between six research institutions located in New York City and Long Island

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“The pace over the first five months was incredible. Usually in academic research, we move somewhat slower. But through the customer discovery process, we adjusted to focus on different aspects of the problem and found our market.”

Ardavan Yazdanbakhsh, City University of New York
Jeff Laut

“Starting out with no entrepreneurial experience, PowerBridgeNY was invaluable in providing the guidance and steps needed to understand who our customers will be, what problems they have, and what value our technology can deliver to help solve those problems.”

Jeff Laut, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Ray Sambrotto
“The commercialization of a technology has a lot of different moving parts as compared to academic research that were not initially apparent. The PowerBridge program made us quickly reorient our focus to best respond to market needs.”
Ray Sambrotto, Columbia University

“PowerBridgeNY helped us learn how to identify and organize our market opportunities. This enabled us to focus on people within those market segments that would take our opportunities to the next level.”

Julia Hasty, Stony Brook University

Our Locations

Columbia University
490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10027

NYU Tandon Future Labs
370 Jay St 7th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201