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Nexus $6M, NYSERDA sponsored technology commercialization initiative

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NEXUS-NY - a $6M, NYSERDA sponsored technology commercialization initiativeInboxx Hayden BrainardNov 19 (2 days ago)

FYI – I suspect you have heard about this great opportunity!

 

From: Sam Ticknor [mailto:samticknor@uvany.org

Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 10:04 AM

To: samticknor@uvany.org

Subject: NEXUS-NY - a $6M, NYSERDA sponsored technology commercialization initiative

 

Dear UVANY Members,

 

Below and attached please find information on NEXUS-NY — a new, five year, $6M, NY State-wide initiative sponsored by NYSERDA.

 

The program offers researchers the opportunity to assess the commercial potential of their inventions.

 

More specifically, NEXUS-NY will provide resources for early stage technology teams, including:

• Commercialization grants up to $50,000 or more per technology team

• A 12-week program which allows participants to learn and implement

“lean start-up” methods

• Assistance from experienced business mentors and advisors

 

Other Program Elements include:

• Program participants will have the chance to develop, polish and “pitch” their business plans to qualified seed-stage investors.

• Excell Partners, a NY State supported seed fund, has committed to provide up to $150,000 annually to one or more companies emerging from NEXUS-NY (subject to availability of funds).

 

The initial RFP is expected to open on 11/25/2013 with proposals due by 12/15/2013.

 

More information is available at http://nexus-ny.org/Commercializing-Clean-Energy  where you can find a Fact Sheet, a draft application plus a FAQ Sheet which should fill in many of the holes.

 

For more detailed information on this program, contact Doug Buerkle at the coordinates below or go to www.NEXUS-NY.org

 

Doug Buerkle

Executive Director, NEXUS-NY

New Energy Xcelerator in UpState NY

A NYSERDA Proof-of-Concept Center at High Tech Rochester

150 Lucius Gordon Drive, Suite 100 | West Henrietta, NY  14586

P: 585.214.2417 | C: 585-797-9684 | F: 585-272-0054

doug.buerkle@htr.org | www.htr.org

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Sam Ticknor

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Sam Ticknor

Executive Director, UVANY

samticknor@uvany.org

917-532-6301

www.uvany.org

@uvanyorg