Building Binghamton University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem one step at a time is at the heart of everything we do.
When faculty, students or staff make an invention, the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships serves as the campus resource to help assess, protect and leverage the underlying intellectual property rights.
When professors want to bring entrepreneurial thinking into their classrooms, we’re there to help.
And our efforts in innovation-based economic development strive to ensure that this area, once called the Valley of Opportunity, will live up to its nickname again.
Armory Square Ventures, located in Syracuse, NY is seeking a summer analyst to assist the investment team on all aspects of the venture capital life cycle. Armory Square Ventures held its closing in early April 2014 and is one of the firs Pan NY State funds to launch in Upstate NY in over a decade. The fund invests up to $1M initially in software, mobile, and tech-enabled services companies targeting the largest industries in the region. Applications are due 3/27.
A full description of the internship, and application directions can be found here.
Regional New York State Business Plan Competition
2015's Southern Tier Regional Business Plan Competition will be held at Ithaca College, on April 18, 2015 - deadline for applications is April 10.
Information regarding the application process, eligibility, etc. can be found here.
Innovation Day 2015: Innovation for the 21st and a Half Century
The theme for Binghamton University's 2015 Innovation Day is "Innovation for the 21st and a Half Century".
What will the world look like in 25 years?
How will the decisions we make today impact that mid-century time?
To where should our imaginations turn?
Please join us April 24, 2015, as we take a look into the future with a captivating day of speakers and panels.
Final New York State Business Plan Competition(website)
Albany, NY April 24, 2015
Technology Accelerator Fund
SUNY's Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) makes highly competitive awards to demonstrate proof-of-concept or develop initial prototypes for promising SUNY discoveries based on their potential for high impact commercialization. These awards are intended to close the gap between research and commercialization.
See below for proposal deadlines.
Note: Pre-proposal submissions are to be made to The Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Partnerships, and may be submitted to Scott Hancock, firstname.lastname@example.org
NSF SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Program
Phase I Solicitation
Small businesses are encouraged to consider applying to the NSF's SBIR program for non-dilutive funding of transformational technology with potential for great commercial and/or societal benefits. The program invites proposals in topical areas (see below) from across a broad range of science and engineering disciplines. Grants up to $150,000 for a 6-month development/feasibility project are available in Phase I (pre-req for a second grant of up to $750,000 over a 2 year period). Proposal deadline is December 2, 2014. Please feel free to contact Scott Hancock on staff to discuss the program in general as well as possible resources (financial, intellectual property, and R&D expertise) available at Binghamton University to assist with applications.
Semiconductors (S) and Photonic (PH) Devices and Materials
Electronic Hardware, Robotics and Wireless Technologies (EW)
Advanced Manufacturing and Nanotechnology (MN)
Advanced Materials and Instrumentation (MI)
Chemical and Environmental Technologies (CT)
Biological Technologies (BT)
Smart Health (SH) and Biomedical (BM) Technologies
Relative to eligibility, please note that the RFP specifies that the primary employment of the Principal Investigator (PI) must be with the small business concern at the time of the award. A PI must spend a minimum of one calendar month on an SBIR Phase I project. Primary employment is defined as 51% employed by the small business for the duration of the award. NSF considers a full time work week to be normally 40 hours and considers employment elsewhere of greater than 19.6 hours to be in conflict with this requirement.
Prospective company applicants are encouraged to review the Eligibility Guide for more information.
START-UP NY will foster entrepreneurialism and job creation on a large scale by transforming public higher education through tax-free communities across the state, particularly upstate.
Additional details for the Start-up NY program at Binghamton University can be found here.
For information on the program at Binghamton University, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
New Technology Disclosure
Effective August 1, 2013, the new technology disclosure process has been automated. Disclosures can be submittedhere. If you have not previously submitted a disclosure through the new system, please follow these directions:
Your request for a new account will be approved within 24 hours.
For questions regarding the submission process, please contact Laura Holmes at 607-777-5871.
We are in the early stages of implementing a new program for Binghamton University students that will enable them to bring their ideas to life in an entrepreneurial educational experience.
Stay tuned as this program developes. If you are interested in participating in any way, please
Technology Commercialization Clinic
We are working in conjuction with the Syracuse University Law School on a program to help commercialize technology. Additional information about the program can be found here.
Greater Binghamton Scholastic Challenge
The Greater Binghamton Scholastic Challenge (GBSC) allows high school students in grades 9 through 12 to develop ideas and businesses that directly impact the community. Students form teams, write comprehensive business plans, and then present their ideas at the final competition. The winning team receives scholarship money to start its business or use for college. We are proud to be a sponsor of this growing program. Additional information can be found here. If you would like to participate in the program please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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