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Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships

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.


Recent News

Winners of Southern Tier Regional Business Plan Competition Announced

Over $15,000 in cash prizes were awarded to the winners of the Southern Tier Regional Business Plan Competition on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Winners will advance to the final competition in Albany on April 25th, 2014 where over $500,000 in prizes will be awarded.

Binghamton University Winners:

InfraSonic - Ohad BarSimanTov

Retware - Tyler Bender, Matt Epstein, Ron Miller

For a complete list of winning teams, click here.

Brief descriptions of the winning teams can be found here.


Upcoming Events


Innovation Day

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships, in conjunction with The Center of Excellence will hold the annual Innovation Day event on April 24, 2014. This year's topic is Big Data.

For detailed information click 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.

Announcement of 2014 Fall Class March 24, 2014
Pre-Proposal Submission Deadline May 12, 2014
Proposal Submission Deadline June 2, 2014
Awards Announced Mid-August, 2014

Proposal guidelines can be found here.

Click here for additional 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 startupny@binghamton.edu.


New Technology Disclosure

Effective August 1, 2013, the new technology disclosure process has been automated.  Disclosures can be submitted here.  If you have not previously submitted a disclosure through the new system, please follow these directions:

  1. Select Create Account
  2. Fill out the required information
  3. Submit the request

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 607-777-5871.


Student Sandbox

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 innovation@binghamton.edu.


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 innovation@binghamton.edu.


















Contact Us

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships
Phone: 607.777.5870
Fax: 607.777.5788


Innovative Technologies Complex, Suite 2100
Directions to ITC

Mail Stop:
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

Courier Service:
85 Murray Hill Road
Vestal, NY 13850

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