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

Mentors and staff offer extensive management and start-up experience, utilizing real-world knowledge to mentor and direct the growing number of member companies participating in the program.  

The startup competition that is making a meaningful difference in cleantech

New York State’s 76West Clean Energy Competition awards a total of $2.5 million each year to the most promising clean energy start-ups to build clean energy businesses and jobs in the State’s Southern Tier region.

Syndem Awarded $600,000 to Progress Solar Innovation

Based in Chicago, incubator member Syndem has an interest in utilizing resources in Southern Tier New York to further develop their technology.

Clean Energy Incubator Company Wins $50k in CleanTech Competition

Dimensional Energy won a $50,000 investment at the Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) Most Valuable Pitch (MVP) CleanTech Competition held at the University at Albany on December 11

Millions in Funding Available to Clean Energy Companies Through 76West Competition

Applications are open for the 76West Clean Energy Competition, which aims to attract innovative companies to the Southern Tier with millions on the line.

Clean Energy Pitch Attracts Local Investors

Six companies had five minutes to explain their business solution to the seventeen investors present, with another five minutes of Q & A.

Military Veteran Helms Clean Tech Company EMPEQ

Herbert Dwyer, a former platoon sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps is CEO of Empower Equity (EMPEQ), a fintech company with a focus on clean energy financing.

ChromaNanoTech Researcher Named Top Millennial in Manufacturing in NYS

32 year-old Kenneth Skorenko, the Chief Technology Officer at ChromaNanoTech, has been named a Top Millennial in Manufacturing in New York State by FuzeHub.

Clean Energy Incubator Board Chairman M. Stanley Whittingham Awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Distinguished Professor M. Stanley Whittingham laid the foundation of a wireless, fossil fuel-free society through his groundbreaking research into Lithium-Ion batteries.

Skyven Displaces Fossil Fuels with Solar Concentration Tech

Dallas-based startup Skyven Technologies recently completed the first installation of its Intelligent Mirror Array (IMA). The system, deployed at Copses Farms, a state-of-the-art robotic dairy farm in Valley Falls, New York.

76West Clean Energy Competition Winners Announced

New York State is dangling 2 and a half million dollars in incentives to 6 different clean energy companies to do business in or with the Southern Tier.

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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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