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Welcome to Upstate NY’s Cleantech Ecosystem

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Upcoming Cleantech Events

Mar
8
Wed
NY-BEST Meeting & Conference: Capture the Energy 2017 @ Albany Marriott
Mar 8 – Mar 9 all-day
Join us in New York’s Capitol for the NY-BEST Annual Meeting & Conference: Capture the Energy 2017!

Who: Join industry experts as they present and discuss the essential role for storage in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, transforming our electric grid and advancing clean transportation solutions.

Our keynote speakers will discuss the policies being developed in New York that are revolutionizing the electric grid, examine how one company is positioning itself to benefit from the changing electric grid landscape, and highlight the State’s efforts to invest in growing the clean energy economy here in New York.

Mar
13
Mon
76West Application Deadline
Mar 13 all-day

Why 76West

Take advantage of $20 million in potential prize money and business development support such as training and mentoring, as well as available tax incentives. And connect and collaborate with innovators from all walks of life—from Fortune 500 and industry thought-leaders and innovators, to leading researchers and investors.

Annual Awards Breakdown

Each year for four years, 76West will award $2.5 million in prize money to six finalists as follows: one grand prize of $1 million, payable in increments based on specific milestone accomplishments, one $500,000 prize, and four $250,000 awards.

Program Support

Along with a cash prize, winning companies will receive a year of incubator space and mentoring services. Competition organizers will also seek to provide additional specialized support based on the winners’ business goals.

Competition Timeline

76West will run for four one-year competition cycles: from 2016 – 2019. The competition cycle consists of an application period, a review period, semi-final competition, and final competition. Business support including regional networking will be included at every phase. Business support will continue to run after the competition for as long as companies have an obligation to maintain a presence in the Southern Tier.