Entrepreneurs Get Boost from Proof-of-Concept Centers

05.16.2017

Source: The New York Academy of Sciences

Posted: 8/25/2016

The Academy and NYSERDA are helping researchers turn their ideas for clean energy technologies into marketable products through grants, mentoring, and networking.

There are many bright minds researching and developing clean technology that far surpasses what is currently available on the commercial market-unfortunately, many of these concepts never leave the lab. Translating basic research conducted in academic institutions into new clean-tech alternatives is a daunting task, which is why the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)  supports Proof of Concept Centers (POCCs) dedicated to helping inventors and scientists turn their high-tech, clean-energy ideas into successful businesses.. By providing research teams with funding, mentorship, networking, and business opportunities, the POCCs are helping to meet real-world clean energy needs and creating more New York State-based clean tech startup businesses.