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.  

Impreium3 Develops World’s Seventh ‘Gigafactory’

Impreium3 intends to build the world’s seventh “gigafactory” in upstate New York, creating up to 1,600 jobs and cementing the region’s status as a high-tech manufacturing hub.

Member Pitches in 76West Clean Energy Competition

This year’s 76West Clean Energy Competition brought together 19 technology startups to pitch their cutting-edge ideas to spur clean energy solutions in the Southern Tier.

[Video] C4V Clean Energy Hatch Story

Based out of the Binghamton University Startup Suites, Charge CCCV (C4V) leverages its expertise in electrode design and process development to create next-generation storage materials.

SCI Member Skyven Installs Cutting-Edge Technology in New York State

The Intelligent Mirror Array™, one of the world’s first solar solutions for industrial steam, has been completed at Copses Farms in Valley Falls. This is only the second installation in the country of Skyven’s new, innovative technology.

EMPEQ Awarded $500,000 to Provide Energy Efficient Solutions

EMPEQ, Inc. has been awarded $500,000 by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority for their novel business model which proliferates cleantech solutions.

Clean Energy Highlight: ChromaNanoTech

Our prime focus for applications of our technology is passive solar: we can block the infrared light coming through a window which keeps the heat out in the summer and the heat in during the winter.

Clean Energy Incubator Member, Skyven, In Chobani’s Inaugural Startup Class

Skyven Technologies, which uses Intelligent Mirror Array technology to source thermal energy from the sun and supply industrial boilers, identified ways Chobani could use the technology to reduce their fuel consumption.

Incubator Companies Join Forces for First Hemp Grow

AgZeit is planting hemp for the first time this season with the help of CSG Hemp. The company provides the hemp plants to 18 farms across the state.

New Investment Program Manager Spearheads Investor Activity for Local Startups

Investment Program Manager Christine Marchuska joined the Koffman Incubator team in February 2019, bringing with her vast investment experience from her time on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley.

EMPEQ Awarded $100k Through NYSERDA Ignition Grant

“Receiving the Ignition Grant contract propelled EMPEQ into the next stage of growth allowing for increased capacity in all facets of the business,” said Herbert Dwyer, CEO of EMPEQ.

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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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