April 04, 2014
Graduate students from Albany nanocollege win regional business competition
By: Megan Rogers
Source: The Business Review
A team of doctoral students from the College of Nanoscale Science and
Engineering are headed to the final round of a statewide business plan
competition after their product to improve LED light efficiency took at a
regional competition at the Albany, NY nanocollege on Thursday.
three students behind Good Light said their technology and business
plan were born out of frustrations they encountered in their own lab
work. Ph.D. candidates Puneet Suvarna, Jeff Leatersich and Jack Bulmer
will present their technology, which increases the yield of LED lights,
at the New York State Business Plan Competition later this month.
thirty teams from area colleges and universities competed in the
semifinals and twelve are headed to the finals. Ten regional
competitions feed into a final, statewide competition, which will be
held at the nanocollege on April 25.
This year is the fifth
annual statewide competition. The quality of the presentations has
increased tremendously over the years, as has the number of students
participating, said Pradeep Haldar, vice president of entrepreneurship
innovation and clean energy programs at CNSE.