Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > UAlbany NanoCollege to host first-ever business plan competition that focuses on clean energy technologies

Abstract:
Twelve teams of college students to compete for $10,000 first prize at inaugural event

UAlbany NanoCollege to host first-ever business plan competition that focuses on clean energy technologies

Albany, NY | Posted on April 28th, 2010

The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ("CNSE") of the University at Albany ("UAlbany"), in partnership with UAlbany's School of Business, the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer, and the Union Graduate College School of Management, this week will host Tech Valley's first business plan competition to focus exclusively on new innovations for clean and renewable energy technologies.

The inaugural Tech Valley Business Plan Competition will be presented on Wednesday, April 28 at CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex. Presentations will begin at 2 p.m., with the winners to be announced during a closing reception at 7:15 p.m.

Twelve teams comprised of college students from multi-disciplinary educational backgrounds will present their business plans to develop and market a variety of green energy innovations, from integrated solar energy technologies and high capacity energy storage systems to cutting-edge technologies that reduce water consumption and material waste, among others.

A panel of 15 experts from the energy, financial and legal sectors will select the top three business plans, with the first-prize winner to receive $10,000 in cash, $8,000 of in-kind legal services from Heslin Rothenberg Farley Mesiti, PC, and $1,000 of in-kind services from ECG Consulting. The second-place finisher will receive $5,000 in cash and $1,000 of in-kind services from ECG Consulting, and the third-place finisher will receive $2,000 in cash.

"The UAlbany NanoCollege is delighted to host this inaugural competition, which provides an innovative platform for students to combine cutting-edge research on critical clean energy technologies with the development of a sound and practical business plan," said Pradeep Haldar, Director of CNSE's Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center ("E2TAC"), which is spearheading the event. "This unique opportunity to link innovative research with solid business acumen will further support the growth of the clean energy industry in New York State."

"This landmark event illustrates the School of Business's strong commitment to promoting student entrepreneurship. The business plan competition will serve as a focal point of our new undergraduate program in entrepreneurship and other initiatives to promote technological and social entrepreneurship," said Donald Siegel, Dean of UAlbany's School of Business. "It also complements our efforts to use our new $54 million School of Business Building as the catalyst for effective commercialization of ideas and intellectual property developed at the university. The School of Business wants to create new firms and new jobs for the Capital Region."

"It is truly impressive to see the efforts of students in developing clean energy innovations that push the envelope of new technology while maintaining a strong focus on a sustainable business plan," said Jean Howard, Executive Director of the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship at the Lally School of Management & Technology. "In this way, the students are participating in a unique educational experience: offering solutions to one of society's most important challenges that are both technologically efficient and cost effective."

"The Tech Valley Business Plan Competition offers a novel approach to engaging students in the challenge of developing cutting-edge technologies that can successfully transition to the marketplace," said Eric Lewis, Dean of the School of Management at Union Graduate College. "Importantly, the innovations being presented by the students have the potential to make an impact not only in the business world, but also in supporting the critical need for sustainable energy and a clean environment."

Participating teams include: Active Recharge (School of Business, University at Albany); Aurora Technologies (UAlbany CNSE); BESS Technologies (UAlbany CNSE); Controlled Environment High Rise Farm (Clarkson University); EcoWash (UAlbany CNSE); Independence Public Biking System (School of Business, University at Albany); PassiveFit (School of Business, University at Albany); Power Park (School of Business, University at Albany); Promethean Revolution (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute); Smart Ennovation (UAlbany CNSE); SunFlower Solar Energy (Union College); and Sustain-a-PET (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

####

About UAlbany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
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 $5.5 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, Novellus Systems, Vistec Lithography and Atotech.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Steve Janack
CNSE Vice President for Marketing and Communications
(phone) 518-956-7322
(cell) 518-312-5009

Copyright © UAlbany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Borrowing from pastry chefs, engineers create nanolayered composites: Method to stack hundreds of nanoscale layers could open new vistas in materials science July 25th, 2016

Integration of novel materials with silicon chips makes new 'smart' devices possible July 25th, 2016

Accurate design of large icosahedral protein nanocages pushes bioengineering boundaries: Scientists used computational methods to build ten large, two-component, co-assembling icosahedral protein complexes the size of small virus coats July 25th, 2016

XEI Scientific Partners with Electron Microscopy Sciences to Promote and Sell its Products in North and South America July 25th, 2016

Academic/Education

News from Quorum: The College of New Jersey use the Quorum Cryo-SEM preparation system in a project to study ice crystals in high altitude clouds July 19th, 2016

Leti and Korea Institute of Science and Technology to Explore Collaboration on Advanced Technologies for Digital Era July 14th, 2016

SUNY Poly Celebrates Its 10th Year Exhibiting at SEMICON West with Cutting Edge Developments in Integrated Photonics and Power Electronics July 8th, 2016

FEI and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Establish New Electron Microscopy ‘Centre of Excellence’: Centre of Excellence involves materials and life sciences research and technical collaboration July 5th, 2016

Announcements

Borrowing from pastry chefs, engineers create nanolayered composites: Method to stack hundreds of nanoscale layers could open new vistas in materials science July 25th, 2016

Integration of novel materials with silicon chips makes new 'smart' devices possible July 25th, 2016

Accurate design of large icosahedral protein nanocages pushes bioengineering boundaries: Scientists used computational methods to build ten large, two-component, co-assembling icosahedral protein complexes the size of small virus coats July 25th, 2016

XEI Scientific Partners with Electron Microscopy Sciences to Promote and Sell its Products in North and South America July 25th, 2016

Environment

A 'smart dress' for oil-degrading bacteria July 24th, 2016

News from Quorum: The College of New Jersey use the Quorum Cryo-SEM preparation system in a project to study ice crystals in high altitude clouds July 19th, 2016

Researchers improve catalyst efficiency for clean industries: Method reduces use of expensive platinum July 8th, 2016

Electronic nose smells pesticides and nerve gas July 6th, 2016

Energy

An accelerated pipeline to open materials research: ORNL workflow system unites imaging, algorithms, and HPC to advance materials discovery and design July 24th, 2016

Researchers discover key mechanism for producing solar cells: Better understanding of perovskite solar cells could boost widespread use July 21st, 2016

The future of perovskite solar cells has just got brighter -- come rain or shine: Korean researchers at POSTECH have succeeded in developing high-efficiency perovskite solar cells that retain excellent performance over two months in a very humid condition July 21st, 2016

Scientists develop way to upsize nanostructures into light, flexible 3-D printed materials: Virginia Tech, Livermore National Lab researchers develop hierarchical 3-D printed metallic materials July 20th, 2016

Water

Electricity generated with water, salt and a 3-atoms-thick membrane: EPFL researchers have developed a system that generates electricity from osmosis with unparalleled efficiency. Their work, featured in Nature, uses seawater, fresh water, and a new type of membrane just 3 atoms July 15th, 2016

Bouncing droplets remove contaminants like pogo jumpers: Researchers at Duke University and the University of British Columbia are exploring whether surfaces can shed dirt without being subjected to fragile coatings July 7th, 2016

Mille-feuille-filter removes viruses from water May 19th, 2016

First single-enzyme method to produce quantum dots revealed: Biological manufacturing process, pioneered by three Lehigh University engineers, produces equivalent quantum dots to those made chemically--but in a much greener, cheaper way May 9th, 2016

Battery Technology/Capacitors/Generators/Piezoelectrics/Thermoelectrics/Energy storage

An accelerated pipeline to open materials research: ORNL workflow system unites imaging, algorithms, and HPC to advance materials discovery and design July 24th, 2016

Synthesized microporous 3-D graphene-like carbons: IBS research team create carbon synthesis using zeolites as a template July 1st, 2016

Texas A&M Chemist Says Trapped Electrons To Blame For Lack Of Battery Efficiency: Forget mousetraps — today’s scientists will get the cheese if they manage to build a better battery June 28th, 2016

Yale researchers’ technology turns wasted heat into power June 27th, 2016

Events/Classes

Nanometrics Announces Upcoming Investor Events July 20th, 2016

n-tech Research Announces August 3, 2016 Date for Smart Coatings Webinar July 18th, 2016

Instrumented Indentation Expert Addresses Trends with Industry Leaders: Leading nanoindentation expert hosts webinar discussing theory and practice of instrumented indentation July 14th, 2016

SUNY Poly Celebrates Its 10th Year Exhibiting at SEMICON West with Cutting Edge Developments in Integrated Photonics and Power Electronics July 8th, 2016

Solar/Photovoltaic

An accelerated pipeline to open materials research: ORNL workflow system unites imaging, algorithms, and HPC to advance materials discovery and design July 24th, 2016

Researchers discover key mechanism for producing solar cells: Better understanding of perovskite solar cells could boost widespread use July 21st, 2016

The future of perovskite solar cells has just got brighter -- come rain or shine: Korean researchers at POSTECH have succeeded in developing high-efficiency perovskite solar cells that retain excellent performance over two months in a very humid condition July 21st, 2016

Scientists develop way to upsize nanostructures into light, flexible 3-D printed materials: Virginia Tech, Livermore National Lab researchers develop hierarchical 3-D printed metallic materials July 20th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic