Source: The New York Academy of Sciences
Today, entrepreneurs in the areas of energy and innovation are convening at the New York Academy of Sciences to pitch their ideas for clean-tech business ventures to a panel of judges from organizations such as ConEd, Lockheed Martin, National Grid, Philips Research, GE Research, and more.
The entrepreneurs are part of the final round of judging for PowerBridgeNY; they are vying for $150,000 validation grants to make their proposals, which range from the development of highly efficient compact power converters to decorative concrete made from recycled waste, a reality. PowerBridgeNY is a clean energy proof-of-concept center (POCC) created by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) in January 2013 when it awarded three separate $5 million grants to institutions in New York State to create POCCs. PowerBridgeNY is the result of a collaboration of two of the awardee teams, led by Columbia University and the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering.