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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

Innovation Day 2014

On April 24, 2014, The Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Partnerships, in conjunction with the Center of Excellence hosted it's annual Innovation Day Event.

Every two days, the world generates as much data as there was in existence until 10 years ago. And while this data has enormous potential, it sometimes feels like we’re drowning in it.

That was just one of the observations shared during the third-annual Innovation Day at Binghamton University.

The April 24 event, which drew about 150 participants from industry and academia, focused on Big Data and how it relates to fields ranging from healthcare to finance. The program, organized by the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships in conjunction with Binghamton’s Center of Excellence, featured plenary lectures and panels as well as tours of the Innovative Technologies Complex and a research poster session.

Innovation Day

Photos taken of a packed Symposia Hall at the April 24 event


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.

Binghamton University Winners:

InfraSonic - Ohad BarSimanTov

Retware - Tyler Bender, Matt Epstein, Ron Miller

Winners went on to compete at the NYS Final Business Plan Competition on April, 25th.

Retware Presenting

Retware competing at the NYS Final Competition, April 25th.

For a complete list of winning teams, click here.

Brief descriptions of the winning teams can be found 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

**Please make note of the following additional requirements for pre-proposal submission**

In accordance with the Lean Launchpad School of tech spin-out commercialization used in the NSF-I Corp Program, please note the following additional pre-proposal requirements.

  • Pre-proposals should include “customer discovery” information, and specifically summarize feedback that you have received relative to the value in your technology, gained from talking to 3-5 prospective company customers (or strategic corporate partners with the ability to advance development and ultimately marketing, distribution, and sales)
  • Value Propositions
    • What value do we deliver to the customer?
    • Which one of our customer’s problems are we helping to solve?
    • What bundles of products and services are we offering?


  • In terms of:
    • Characteristics
    • Newness
    • Performance
    • Customization
    • “Getting the Job Done”
    • Design
    • Brand/Status
    • Price
    • Cost Reduction
    • Risk Reduction
    • Accessibility
    • Convenience/Usability

Full 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.


















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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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