Meet the PowerBridgeNY Team

Jim Aloise

Jim Aloise is the Executive Director of PowerBridgeNY.

Jim Aloise, Assistant Vice President and Director of Strategic Initiatives, Columbia Technology Ventures, has nearly 20 years of both industrial and academic experience in the area of Technology Commercialization and Patent Licensing across many technologies, including clean energy, digital video compression and transmission, digital television, smart building systems, carbon capture, gene expression, automated music characterization, silicon crystallization, microelectronic packaging, digital imaging, as well as others. In his role as Director of PowerBridgeNY, he leads the combined activities of 2 NYSERDA-funded Proof of Concept Centers (POCCs), one led by Columbia University and the other by NYU. These two POCCs, which include partners from Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cornell NYCTech, City University of New York, and Stony Brook University are tasked with bringing Clean Energy technologies out of the labs and into NYS startups. Jim is responsible for having negotiated more than 50 licensing deals including licenses with more than 10 startups.

Prior to joining Columbia University, Jim worked at General Electric with a focus on commercializing IP coming out of GE’s Global Research Center (GRC) in Niskayuna NY. He held positions in Business Development, Patent and Technology Licensing, and Trademark Licensing. Before GE, he worked at Hughes Electronics in Product Management, Marketing, and Sales in products such as DirecTV, Fire Sensing and Suppression Systems and Infrared Imaging Systems.

Jim has a BS in Optics from the University of Rochester, an MS in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University and an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.

The PowerBridge NY Team

Julia Byrd
Associate Director

Tim Hoffman
Managing Director, CVX

Maria Grillo

Maria Grillo
Project Associate

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