NYSERDA, UAlbany NanoCollege, NYSTAR Partner to Provide Clean Energy Business Support Services

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The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at the University of Albany and the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) have entered into agreements with New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to provide support for the growth of clean energy and environmental technology companies at the Saratoga Technology + Energy Park (STEP) and throughout New York state.

Already home to several companies involved in the manufacturing and deployment of clean energy and environmental technologies, STEP is a knowledge-based community committed to the success of clean energy and environmental technology businesses so that they can grow, create jobs, and compete in national and global marketplaces.

‘The educational, technical and strategic capabilities of CNSE, in partnership with NYSERDA's expertise in supporting the development of alternative and renewable energy technologies, will provide a powerful combination to drive new opportunities in the emerging clean energy sector throughout New York state,’ says Pradeep Haldar, director of CNSE's Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center.

Separate agreements have been signed by NYSERDA with CNSE and NYSTAR that will lay the groundwork to provide business and technology support to established, emerging or future clean energy businesses throughout the state and for tenants located at STEP. Because the economic development missions of each of the parties include the support for emerging clean energy and environmental technology-related companies, each party understands the importance of fostering growth within the cleantech sector and the importance of collaborating to leverage one another's expertise and resources.

Outreach services such as seminars, workshops, and one-on-one counseling, as well as the development of opportunities for strategic partnering, alliances, collaborative research and development, and business development activities that create value for entrepreneurs, investors and early stage companies, are all possible services to be offered as a result of the memorandum of understanding with clean energy companies located at STEP.

SOURCE: New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

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