July 21, 2009
By: by Emily Riley, Business Development Manager, E2TAC
Albany, NY - The expanding clean energy sector in New York State - including research supporting renewable energy technologies and the resulting business and economic development opportunities and impact - took center stage at the fourth annual New Energy Symposium, presented July 8 and 9 by New Energy New York ("NENY") and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's ("CNSE") Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center ("E2TAC").
A series of Clean Energy Investment Presentations were held on the second day, in which more than 20 emerging clean-tech start-ups will be given an opportunity to showcase their revolutionary technologies to an audience of regional, national and corporate venture capitalists, investment bankers, and private investors. They included Kleiner Perkins, SJF Ventures, Good Energies, Khosla Ventures and many more.
The top three start-ups were selected and received trophies, $1,500 cash, mentoring services and a complimentary application (a $250 value) to support their future participation in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's ("NREL") Industry Growth Forum. The winners are:
Dr. Pradeep Haldar, Director of CNSE's E2TAC and Executive Director of NENY, said, "The New Energy Symposium offers an exceptional opportunity to showcase emerging alternative energy technologies. I congratulate the winners of the 2009 Clean Energy Investment Presentations on their success and wish them the best of luck as they apply to present at the NREL Industry Growth Forum."
For more information about this event, please visit www.neny.org/nes/2009/home.
For more information on the winners, please visit:
About NENY. New Energy New York is a consortium of New York energy-related technology organizations convened to expand and promote energy technology excellence in New York State. Formation of NENY is the direct result of a forum hosted by U.S Senator Charles Schumer in December of 2002 to look at ways the state's high-tech companies could interact to address energy-related technology issues. The idea behind creating a formal consortium of companies to pursue common technology initiatives is to bring attention to the state's leadership on clean-energy resources, and to provide benefits to each of the members through cooperation and coordination of marketing initiatives. For more information, visit http://www.neny.org/.
About E2TAC. The Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC) was created in 1998. It was established as an active expansion of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering to work with companies in the rapidly emerging energy and environmental industries. E2TAC provides a critical platform for CNSE to leverage its intellectual power base and state-of-the-art infrastructure to provide an applications-targeted resource supporting technology development, leading to the integration of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology in advanced energy and environmental applications. For more information, visit http://www.e2tac.org/.
About CNSE. The UAlbany CNSE is the first college in the world dedicated to education, research, development, and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics. CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex is the most advanced research enterprise of its kind at any university in the world. With over $5 billion in high-tech investments, the 800,000-square-foot complex attracts corporate partners from around the world and offers students a one-of-a-kind academic experience. The UAlbany NanoCollege houses the only fully-integrated, 300mm wafer, computer chip pilot prototyping and demonstration line within 80,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms. More than 2,500 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, and faculty work on site at CNSE's Albany NanoTech, from companies including IBM, AMD, GlobalFoundries, SEMATECH, Toshiba, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML, Vistec Lithography and Atotech. For more information, visit http://www.cnse.albany.edu/.
Emily Riley, Business Development Manager, E2TAC