Advancing Clean Energy Startups
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The Southern Tier Clean Energy Incubator is one of six NYSERDA - funded incubators in New York State, whose mission is to provide critical resources to promote successful Clean Energy businesses.

Expert Connections
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Experts in the clean energy field work hands-on with member startups to ensure progress and maximize impact.

Complimentary Resources
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The program's connection with Binghamton University can match researchers and graduate students with SCI members . The XCEED program can pay for interns, the I-Corps program provides customer discovery grants, and the Startup-NY program can alleviate tax costs for ten years.

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SCI Members

Out of State Members

76West Clean Energy Competition Finalists

International Company

About 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 emerging clean energy companies  

The 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.  

The Facility

SCI is headquartered at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in downtown Binghamton, NY. The facility offers 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.

Clean Energy Incubator Supports Student Hackers

The Southern Tier Clean Energy Incubator sponsored a first-place prize of $1000 dollars for the Best Clean Energy Hack competition category, in support of student and environmental innovation.

[Video] Hatch Story: BRASH Engines

Mike Brookman, CEO of BRASH Engines, is transforming the whole boiler industry with his innovative home heating system.

AgZeit’s Secret Ingredient: Community

AgZeit Farms is pioneering sustainable indoor growing methods with assistance from business incubators, schools and support from the local community.

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.



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