Become part of the clean energy revolution 

Southern Tier Clean ENergy Incubator

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 emerging clean energy companies  

Our Mission

Funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) SCI strives to start, attract, and grow clean energy companies to drive economic growth and further Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s ambitious clean energy goals.  

Our Home

SCI is headquartered at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in downtown Binghamton, offering office space, wet and dry labs, conference rooms, co-working spaces and public reception areas. The Koffman serves as a central hub for clean energy entrepreneurial activity in the region.  

Our Team

Clean Energy Program Director Alex Hagen oversees the program with extensive management and start-up experience. He utilizes real-world knowledge to mentor and direct the growing number of member companies participating in the program.  

Alex Hagen

Clean Energy Program Director

Alex leads our team with extensive management and start-up experience. He has worked with energy companies over the past 9 years and also has managed teams in manufacturing, operations, finance, and accounting. Currently the CFO at ShrubBucket.com, Alex brings real-world experience when meeting with the clean energy companies at SCI and makes member companies’ success his passion

Emma Baudendistel

Clean Energy Program Administrator

Emma manages the many technical aspects of the SCI Program. She is an experienced administrative professional with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry on high priority projects. She has eight years of legal experience and provides support to the SCI Program and its companies

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Through this initiative, EMPEQ, an energy efficiency project investment and asset management firm, said it will gain access to free programming and resources within the Founder Institute’s global network.

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After applying, AgZeit was given almost $2 million from the GBF to expand operations to a location in Johnson City and Endicott.

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I-Corps is a National Science Foundation funded set of short courses aimed at researchers. See the UNY I-Corps Node 2017-2018 year in review.

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[Video] Endicott School Students Join Forces With Local Entrepreneurs

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Agzeit Awarded $2 Million for Expansion

“The intent will be we will have a readily trained available workforce to come work full-time for us. That’s again a tremendous opportunity. It’s investing back into our community. It’s investing in our futures,” said Jim Dutcher, AgZeit Indoor Farms CEO.

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“It didn’t take long before knowing we had found our home in Binghamton and in the Koffman Incubator” – James Abrams, CEO Ethosgen
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