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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
A demo of the software can be found here. For questions regarding the submission process, please contact Laura Holmes at 607-777-5870.
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 e-mail email@example.com.
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.
Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly $700K Research Collaboration Fund Awards to 10 SUNY Campuses
Cancer Detection & Treatment, Medical Imaging, Stroke Prevention, Climate Change Analysis among Funded Initiatives
Albany, NY (September 25, 2013)
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that seven research projects involving 10 SUNY campuses will each receive up to $100,000 from the SUNY Research Collaboration Fund, which supports research collaborations among campuses as part of the SUNY system’s strategic plan, The Power of SUNY. Among the funded initiatives are projects that seek to improve cancer detection and treatment, further medical imaging and diagnostics, and analyze the effects of climate change.
“Not only does the SUNY system provide quality, affordable higher education opportunities to New Yorkers – but it is also an engine of research and development to increase innovation and grow our economy in New York State,” Governor Cuomo said. “The projects receiving awards today showcase a wide range of areas being explored in campuses across the SUNY system, and they all have potential to leave a positive and lasting impact on our health, environment and society. I applaud these award recipients and look forward to seeing their projects progress.”
“The broad range of SUNY’s scientific research is reflected in these awards and we will continue to incentivize cross-campus collaboration to promote the strength of working together as a system,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Congratulations to the campuses, faculty, and students involved in these promising research projects.”
“The scope, scale, and diversity of SUNY’s research portfolio are on full display with the announcement of these awards,” said Dr. Tim Killeen, president of the Research Foundation for SUNY and SUNY’s vice chancellor for research. “Collaborative research invites industry interest and entrepreneurial opportunity that lead to innovation, new business, jobs, and public benefit. We congratulate each of the fund recipients for their visionary work.”
The purpose of the SUNY Research Collaboration Fund is to support collaboration among researchers and students across SUNY’s campuses in order to enhance the collective impact of their work and ability to advance science, innovation, and economic prosperity in New York State. The 2013 recipients are as follows:
Cancer Treatment: A nanotechnology-enabled research project led by SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (Thomas Begley) and Stony Brook University (Orlando D. Scharer) will provide a basis for identifying cancer patients who will respond well to specific chemotherapeutic regimens, thus promoting personalized medicine for the treatment of ovarian cancer.
Cancer Detection: An interdisciplinary research project led by the University at Buffalo (Yijun Sun) and Downstate Medical Center (Brian McNeil) will examine the use of advanced computational algorithms to improve prognostic accuracy for prostate cancer.
Developmental Biology: A collaboration led by SUNY Brockport (Adam Rich) and Upstate Medical University (Jeffrey Amack) will create a novel transgenic zebra fish that will extend our understanding of how gene function affects organ development and disease in the gastrointestinal system.
Stress Treatment: A project conducted by Binghamton University (Richard E. Mattson, Matthew D. Johnson, Nicole Cameron), Upstate Medical University (Frank Middleton), and Stony Brook University (Joanne Davila) aims to develop an integrative genetic, developmental, and psychosocial framework that links social support and improved health outcomes in order to develop treatments that target the negative consequences of stress.
Medical Imaging: A collaboration by Binghamton University (Chuan-Jian Zhong) and SUNY Potsdam (Maria Hepel) aims to develop a fundamental understanding of functional nanoprobes for detection of DNAs to aid in diagnostics and healthcare.
Stroke Prevention: Research by Binghamton University (Chun-An Chou) and Upstate Medical University (Yahia Lodi) aims to develop a tool to help doctors make more informed medical decisions by predicting possible aneurism ruptures in patients, which often causes strokes and has a high mortality rate.
Climate Change: A study by University at Albany (Scott Miller) and SUNY ESF (David Kieber) focuses on the physical, chemical, and biological processes that affect the emission of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere and how these can be expected to shift due to climate change.
This second annual round of Research Collaboration Fund awards attracted 77 proposals. Funded projects were selected through a rigorous peer-review process. Factors considered in the evaluation included: originality and significance of the research; student involvement; industry and other outreach efforts; and the ability to attract future federal, state, philanthropic, or private funding.
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.
In 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 his 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.
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.
September 18, 2013 - SUNY's FAST Initiative
Each year, 11 federal agencies set aside more than $2 billion through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program. Federal agencies issue solicitations to small companies, including start-ups, for proposals on specific research and product development.
On September 18, the Small Business Development Center held a free seminar on how to apply for SBIR, STTR and NYSERDA grants to fund esearch and new product development.
The seminar was held at Binghamton University's Innovative Technologies Complex, 85 Murray Hill Road, Vestal NY, in the Engineering and Science building. It was free of charge and ran from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with optional facilities tours following the program.
Both faculty and industry partners were in attendance. If you would like information on the program, please e-mail Jerry Gaube at email@example.com.
April 29 and 30, 2013 - Health Care Innovation Days
The event focused on innovations in healthcare and included panel discussions and presentations on public policy, behavioral health, healthcare systems, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and rural healthcare.
Keynote speakers included Dr. David Smith, president of the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Dr. Rajesh Davé, Executive Vice President of Clinical Integration and Chief Medical Officer at United Health Services and Robert Saunders, PhD, Senior Program Officer at the Institute of Medicine. A student poster session, organized in conjunction with the Binghamton Biomedical Research Group, was held on April 30.
March 15 and 22, 2013 - Pre-Seed Workshop
Six teams comprised of six "idea champions" and over 25 volunteers bringing expertise and experience in marketing, patent law, business management, product development, and other areas related to technology commercialization completed an intense two day workshop
focusing on answering questions related to product definition, market need and demand, funding and other resource requirements, sales channels, competition, and other issues central to understanding the path to commercialization and the probability of their idea becoming a commercial success.
Each team also had a “coach” charged with keeping the team focused and productive.
At the end of the workshop, the idea champion presented the team's results to a panel of successful entrepreneurs and investors, who also volunteered their time to critique and offer suggestions and support on how each champion could turn their idea into a successful venture.
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.
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
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