The U.S. National Science Foundation announced that we are one of the 10 inaugural NSF Regional Innovation Engines (NSF Engines); the NSF Engines: Upstate New York Energy Storage Engine, led by Binghamton University and its New Energy New York (NENY) coalition of partners.
NENY's new accelerator, ChargeUp, is dedicated to startups developing innovations for the battery and energy storage industry. This 6-month hybrid program is built to get your business investment ready with funding and an expert-led curriculum in the U.S. Tech Hub for Battery Innovation.
NENY received a Regional Tech Hub designation from the Biden-Harris administration and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s EDA. This Battery Tech Hub will drive regional innovation and job creation by strengthening our region’s capacity to manufacture, commercialize and deploy technology that will advance American competitiveness.
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The Coalition Members
The New Energy New York initiative, led by Binghamton University, brings together a robust coalition of diverse partners across academia, non-profits, community organizations, incubators, and government agencies
A comprehensive ecosystem of project initiatives are made possible by the NENY Coalition Members
Developing a host of coordinated and innovative programs throughout the supported regions is a vital part of this initiative for training the workforce required to support the storage manufacturing ecosystem — with specific programs to promote equity and participation of individuals from underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds.
To support the rapid growth in energy storage projects and the consequent increasing demand for a strong and qualified supply chain, this project will help to implement a strategy for building and supporting a robust storage supply chain throughout upstate New York — including the creation of a supplier catalog and supplier certification program.
EQUITY and Justice:
Collaborating with community-based organizations to address and secure support for barriers — including securing housing, childcare, and transportation — are critical components to this pillar of NENY. Equity and Justice is integrated into all other project initiatives within NENY as it is essential in the development of emerging markets. We aim to prioritize BIPOC, disabled, LGBTQIIA+, veteran, and women populations in education, workforce, and entrepreneurship programming offered through the NENY initiatives.
INNOVATION and Entrepreneurship
Through innovation in the energy storage landscape, we will establish New York State as the premier destination for realizing energy storage technologies and startups ranging from prototyping to scale-up to manufacturing. While leveraging and expanding existing successful programs, we will develop new programs for proof-of-concept support, acceleration of nascent and mature startups, and the development of new incubation models and facilities.
Learn more about the mission of New Energy New York
New Energy New York is establishing a robust network of industry, academic, non-profit, and government organizations to grow a competitive battery development and manufacturing hub. We welcome new partnerships across our five project areas. If you or your organization are interested in supporting or joining the New Energy New York network, contact us.