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

Halas wins American Chemical Society Award in Colloid Chemistry: Rice University nanophotonics pioneer honored for colloid research September 18th, 2018

Leti & EFI Aim to Dramatically Improve Reliability & Speed of Low-Cost Electronic Devices for Autos: Project Will Extend Model Predictive Control Technique to Microcontrollers, Digital Signal Processors and Other Devices that Lack Powerful Computation Capabilities September 18th, 2018

Researchers managed to prevent the disappearing of quantum information September 14th, 2018

Tiny camera lens may help link quantum computers to network September 14th, 2018

Academic/Education

The Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Tsukuba near Tokyo in Japan uses Deben's ARM2 detector to better understand catalytic reaction mechanisms June 27th, 2018

Powering the 21st Century with Integrated Photonics: UCSB-Led Team Selected for Demonstration of a Novel Waveguide Platform Which is Transparent Throughout the MWIR and LWIR Spectral Bands June 19th, 2018

SUNY Poly Professor Eric Lifshin Selected for ‘Fellow of the Microanalysis Society’ Position for Significant Contributions to Microanalysis June 13th, 2018

Grand Opening of UC Irvine Materials Research Institute (IMRI) to Spotlight JEOL Center for Nanoscale Solutions: Renowned Materials Scientists to Present at the 1st International Symposium on Advanced Microscopy and Spectroscopy (ISAMS) April 18th, 2018

Announcements

Halas wins American Chemical Society Award in Colloid Chemistry: Rice University nanophotonics pioneer honored for colloid research September 18th, 2018

Leti & EFI Aim to Dramatically Improve Reliability & Speed of Low-Cost Electronic Devices for Autos: Project Will Extend Model Predictive Control Technique to Microcontrollers, Digital Signal Processors and Other Devices that Lack Powerful Computation Capabilities September 18th, 2018

New devices based on rust could reduce excess heat in computers: Physicists explore long-distance information transmission in antiferromagnetic iron oxide September 14th, 2018

New photonic chip promises more robust quantum computers September 14th, 2018

Environment

Carbon nanodots do an ultrafine job with in vitro lung tissue: New experiments highlight the role of charge and size when it comes to carbon nanodots that mimic the effect of nanoscale pollution particles on the human lung. September 12th, 2018

A human enzyme can biodegrade graphene August 28th, 2018

Large scale preparation method of high quality SWNT sponges August 24th, 2018

Particles pull last drops of oil from well water: Rice University engineers find nanoscale solution to 'produced water' problem August 15th, 2018

Energy

S, N co-doped carbon nanotube-encapsulated CoS2@Co: Efficient and stable catalysts for water splitting September 10th, 2018

September 5th, 2018

Rice U. lab probes molecular limit of plasmonics: Optical effect detailed in organic molecules with fewer than 50 atoms September 5th, 2018

Producing hydrogen from splitting water without splitting hairs: New model explains interactions between small copper clusters used as low-cost catalysts in the production of hydrogen by breaking down water molecules August 31st, 2018

Water

Halas wins American Chemical Society Award in Colloid Chemistry: Rice University nanophotonics pioneer honored for colloid research September 18th, 2018

S, N co-doped carbon nanotube-encapsulated CoS2@Co: Efficient and stable catalysts for water splitting September 10th, 2018

Producing hydrogen from splitting water without splitting hairs: New model explains interactions between small copper clusters used as low-cost catalysts in the production of hydrogen by breaking down water molecules August 31st, 2018

Nanotubes change the shape of water: Rice University engineers show how water molecules square up in nanotubes HOUSTON August 24th, 2018

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

Leti & EFI Aim to Dramatically Improve Reliability & Speed of Low-Cost Electronic Devices for Autos: Project Will Extend Model Predictive Control Technique to Microcontrollers, Digital Signal Processors and Other Devices that Lack Powerful Computation Capabilities September 18th, 2018

Cannibalistic materials feed on themselves to grow new nanostructures September 1st, 2018

Large scale preparation method of high quality SWNT sponges August 24th, 2018

Virginia Tech researchers develop novel process to 3D print one of the strongest materials on Earth August 23rd, 2018

Events/Classes

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Present at Upcoming September 2018 Conferences August 31st, 2018

Stress-free ALD from Picosun August 28th, 2018

Kavli Lectures: New vision of nanomaterial synthesis and light-fueled space travel August 8th, 2018

Nanoscience and the future of healthcare kick off first day of ACS national meeting in Boston: Presidential events highlight safety, diversity and groundbreaking research August 2nd, 2018

Solar/Photovoltaic

September 5th, 2018

NUST MISIS scientists present metamaterial for solar cells and nanooptics July 23rd, 2018

Northwestern researchers achieve unprecedented control of polymer grids: Materials could find applications in water purification, solar energy storage, body armor June 22nd, 2018

Team achieves two-electron chemical reactions using light energy, gold May 15th, 2018

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



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project