iCLEAN is headquartered at CNSE's $20 billion Albany NanoTech Complex, the most advanced university-driven research enterprise in the world. The core of iCLEAN’s services are provided in the heart of New York's Tech Valley, but the companies that iCLEAN works with come from around the Northeast and across the country.


Business Assistance

  • Business, marketing, and financial plan development
  • Grant identification and writing assistance
  • Investor pitch development, coaching sessions, and other investor readiness activities
  • Access to early stage capital via introductions to government agencies, venture capitalists, angel investors, investment bankers, other sophisticated private investors, and financial institutions
  • Access to strategic partners and markets through introductions to on-site and affiliated industry partners at CNSE
  • Mentoring engagements through CNSE’s Entrepreneur-In-Residence Program and NYSERDA’s Entrepreneur-In-Residence Program
  • Partnerships with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Clean Energy Alliance, a national nonprofit organization of over 40 incubators and accelerators with a focus on clean energy technology commercialization and deployment
  • Exclusive partnership with New Energy New York, a consortium of over 50 New York energy-related technology organizations
  • Expertise and mentoring from professional management and service delivery team

Technical Assistance

  • Access to world-class technical resources and capabilities at CNSE and its affiliated innovation ecosystem across New York and around the country
  • Proof of concept testing to manufacturing assistance
  • Market validation and technology maturation support
  • Commercialization roadmap development

Education & Outreach Assistance

Company Offerings

    • Proof of concept and RD&D
    • Grant identification and writing assistance to fund initial technology and business development
    • Incubation and acceleration activities
    • Creation of marketing and business plans, technology roadmaps, and investor presentations
    • Prepare companies for investors and strategic partnerships
    • Companies are ready for commercialization
    • Manufacturing scale facilities are readily available
    • Existing supply chain of large companies in region for support