Programs to drive growth and innovation

empowerstnew 3

Battery tech and entrepreneurship fellowship


Empower Southern Tier is a first-of-its-kind battery innovation fellowship program to advance storage innovation R&D projects towards commercialization goals.

Learn More (external)
SCI HQ Logo Edit stroke

For climatetech startups

Clean Energy Incubator (SCI)

The Southern Tier Clean Energy Incubator (SCI) program leverages deep research and development resources at Binghamton University and the Koffman Incubator to offer a full suite of mentoring, networking, training and technical support to new clean energy companies.

Learn More
I-Corps Binghamton Site Logo

For researchers and innovators

NSF I-Corps

The National Science Foundation I-Corps Program helps you understand how to bring your technical inventions and business ideas to the market and their full potential.

Learn More
BAP Logo

For early-stage startups

Accelerator Program

Companies accepted into this three-month program will be put through a crash course on the Business Model Canvas and in-person interviews, determining if their product or service is a viable company.

Learn More

For researchers and cleantech ventures


Providing programming, mentoring, grants, and stipends for the development and commercialization of Cleantech innovations, XCEED focuses on translating academic discoveries and supporting student entrepreneurship.

Learn More

For high-growth startups


New York State began the Innovation Hot Spot Program in 2013 with the goal of providing funding for business incubators and tax benefits for qualifying startups throughout the state.

Learn More (external)
btv logo

Strategic funding for area business


Founded in 2018, BingTech Ventures provides strategic investment in startup businesses. BingTech offers numerous benefits to the Binghamton University – supported Koffman Incubator and its member startups.

Learn More
Explore and Launch Logo

For short-term startup launches

Explore and Launch

The goal of this program is to have an efficiently operating business at the end of the six-month timeframe which positively contributes to the diverse business ecosystem in the region.

Soft Landings Logo

For international startups

Soft Landings

A Soft Landings designation recognizes entrepreneurship centers that excel in providing companies with various services. Ultimately, Soft Landing designees ensure that foreign companies experience a “soft landing” when entering a new country.

Learn More (External)

For community ventures

Entrepreneurship Assistance Center

The EAC provides resources and assistance to entrepreneurial ventures through various types of services. We support these entrepreneurial ventures in all stages, from start-ups to existing New York businesses wishing to expand.

Learn More (External)