NENY is growing a comprehensive ecosystem to support battery and energy storage innovators and startups in their technology development and commercialization journey from the lab to proof-of-concept, scaling, manufacturing, and market launch.
NENY innovation programs are made possible by partners Binghamton University, Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, Activate Global, The Clean Fight NY, New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST), and The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (RFSUNY).
Join us in New York State to take advantage of various accelerator programs, funding, and other support opportunities.
ChargeUp, a battery accelerator program powered by New Energy New York in partnership with the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, is now recruiting startups for its first cohort.
ChargeUp has everything you need to launch and scale your business. Funding, world-class advisors, structured curriculum, investor connections, and vast resources in an ecosystem built for battery innovation.
If you’re a startup from early-stage to Series A funding that is working on battery innovations, ChargeUp can help strengthen your business case and speed your technology commercialization. ChargeUp is based on Luminate, the world’s largest accelerator for companies developing deep tech that uses optics, photonics, or imaging and NextCorps’ Manufacturing Accelerator, which helps companies move their prototype into mass production.
WHO SHOULD APPLY? Companies with
- Innovations anywhere in the battery supply chain
- Technologies proven at lab scale
- At least two full-time employees
- C-level team members able to participate in person
Get tips for applying to ChargeUp in our upcoming Webinar on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024
The Energy Storage Capital Challenge
The Clean Fight is thrilled to announce the Energy Storage Capital Challenge, focused on aligning capital to accelerate innovative energy storage projects in New York State.
What makes this unique? This is not about pitching your project to individual investors. Instead, we’re bringing together the capital stack to collaboratively workshop your project and financing strategy.
Who Should Apply
We’re looking for energy storage projects currently in development in New York State, post-site control but pre-financial close. In particular:
Innovative or First of a Kind. Projects that include a novel element – be that technology, business model, use case, etc
Experiencing a financing gap. Has an immediate capital challenge that is currently underserved in the New York market
Broader applicability. The challenges experienced by the project must not be atypical, to ensure that the potential solutions can have broader benefit
To learn more join our webinar on February 14th, 1pm-2pm EST
Customer Discovery Courses
Throughout the year, in partnership with the NSF Interior Northeast I-Corps Hub, NENY offers a number of customer discovery courses, supplemented by funding of $3000-$5000 per team.
Our upcoming courses:
Clean Energy I-Corps @ the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit (April 29–May 31, 2024): Through the experiential course, clean energy innovators and entrepreneurs will learn about customer discovery and product-market fit of their innovations by directly connecting with relevant stakeholders, including potential customers and partners, at the in-person ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit (May 22-24; Dallas, TX).
Applications due Wednesday, March 20, 2024
NENY Charge-Up Gap Funding Program
2023 application round is now closed.
Student Startup Experience
Apply to join the experience!
Technical Assistance Voucher Program
The NENY Technical Assistance Vouchers provide funding to battery startups and small businesses to cover the costs associated with testing, prototyping, and certification services through qualified providers to advance the development and commercialization of their technologies.
Eligible companies can receive up to $100,000 per RFP round, and up to $150,000 per calendar year.
The program runs in cycles on a competitive RFP basis.