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.
Healthcare Innovation Days
Following on the success of last year's Energy Innovation Day at Binghamton University, plans are in the works for a two-day program focused on innovations in healthcare. Panel discussions and presentations on Monday and Tuesday, April 29 and 30 will focus on public policy, behavioral health, healthcare systems, medical devices and rural healthcare.
A student poster session, organized in conjunction with the Binghamton Biomedical Research Group, will be held April 30. Click here for additional details, inlcuding panels, speakers, agenda and registration information.
Calling all entrepreneurs!!
The 2013 BLDC Business Plan Competition is underway! Co-sponsored by the Binghamton Local Development Corporation (BLDC) and the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) located at Broome Community College, the Broome Triad (BCC, Broome-Tioga Workforce New York and Broome County Urban League) with funding from Empire State Development Corporation via the BLDC and the City of Binghamton. Additional information is available here.
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.
The Spring 2013 round of submissions has been completed and winners will be announced soon. Additional information and the Application and Administrative Guidelines can be foundhere.
For 2012, Binghamton Professor of Bioengineering Ken McLeod won the award for his research in the Use of Radiant Heat for Weight Loss.
Body mass is influenced by the physical need to balance the body’s core temperature with the surrounding temperature. McLeod is developing a personalized heating system that will reduce energy costs and help people manage their weight by maintaining a consistent body heat balance. Additional information on McLeod's research can be found here.
In 2011, Binghamton Professor of Mechanical Engineering Ron Miles won the award for his reasearch in the development of miniature directional microphones,
based on the hearing of a tiny fly. This micro-machined differential microphone uses an
optical means to convert the sound-induced motion of a diaphragm into an electronic
signal. Because it can be manufactured with high sensitivity and low noise, this lightweight
microphone design offers a way to improve hearing aids. Additional information can be found here.
13th Annual SmartStart UNYTECH Venture Forum, May 15-16 2013
Call for Entrepreneurs to Present
Venture ready companies and early stage university start-ups are encouraged to participate and have the opportunity to exhibit and present their business plan to the investment community on May 15 - 16 in Albany, NY.
Presenting companies will have the opportunity to pitch their business plans to a diverse cross section of the investment community, spanning venture capital funds, seed investment funds, angel groups and other public and private investors.
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany, UAlbany’s School of Business, and Syracuse University will host the fourth annual NYBPC finals in April 2013. For additional information, click here.
Binghamton University now can offer companies that collaborate on R&D projects a simplified way to use inventions arising from sponsored research
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.
October 11, 2012 - Entrepreneurship Across the Curriculum workshop
Four past winners of the Entrepreneurship Across the Curriculum award gave presentations regarding their experiences. Faculty from various departments shared the positive results this award has had on the students and themselves and the unique ways they introduced entrepreneurship into classes. Presentations were given by George Catalano, BioEngineering; Pamela Gay, English, Tom Sinclair, CCPA Public Administration and Tomonari Nishikawa, Cinema. Copies of the presentations can be requested by e-mailing email@example.com.
October 23, 2012 - America Invents Act workshop
Jesse Erlich, Esq. and Orlando Lopez, Esq. of Burns & Levinson LLP gave a presentation to faculty and local businesses on the recent and upcoming changes in patent law, including the move from "first to invent" to "first to file". A copy of the presentation can be requested by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
April 17, 2012 - Energy Innovation Day
Binghamton University hosted an exciting event to promote and encourage synergies between University researchers, the business community, utilities, and Federal and State agencies in the commercialization of alternative energy products and services. Energy Innovation Day showcased the scientific and engineering expertise, facilities, Centers of Excellence, and technologies available to assist companies in their commercialization efforts. Read more here.
Photos courtesy of Jonathan Cohen, Binghamton University
April 18, 2012 - TECHSTORM, NY
An Upstate event designed to match university inventors with entrepreneurs and seed funding opportunities. Sponsors included Binghamton University, University at Buffalo, Upstate Medical University, University at Albany and The Research Foundation for The State University of New York. InnovateTech Ventures produced the event. Read more here. For a local press article click here.
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