Incubators for Collaborating & Leveraging Energy And Nanotechnology
Funded in part through NYSERDA and supported by the New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterials (CATN2), iCLEAN serves clean energy, nanotechnology, biotechnology and cyber physical system technology startups and established companies to transition innovation to commercial success by supporting each phase in the research, development and deployment continuum. Leveraging SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s industry-compliant advanced manufacturing facilities, faculty and engineering teams, and a nanotechnology eco-system of over 300 industry partners, iClean offers unmatched incubation support. Over the past seven years, the CATN2’s iCLEAN Incubator has assisted 50+ clean energy companies raise $275,099,215 in private investment, receive $75,260,887 in public investment, and generate $80,587,673 in revenue and continue to sustain 156 jobs in the region.
The iClean Incubator established the New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) in 2010 as a venture creation and innovation competition to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship throughout New York’s colleges and universities. Since 2010, more than 2,500 students have participated in the NYBPC, more than 100 businesses have been started, and the NYBPC has seeded over $1M yielding over $20M in additional funding for these companies.