Update on the New York State Clean Energy BoomNicholas QuerquesAssistant Vice President for Clean Energy ProgramsCollege o...
Overview       CNSE background       E2TAC, CNSE’s clean energy R&D center       iCLEAN, CNSE’s clean energy incubator ...
CNSE’s shared-use, co-location model                  NanoFab Central                   NanoFab X                  $75M, 1...
15 October 2012   4
Global Foundries                                                            Technology Campus      Infotonics Foundry     ...
Energy and Environmental  Technology Applications Center• Created in 1998 as an active expansion of CNSE• Leverages CNSE’s...
Clean energy technology thrusts                   Evolutionary               Disruptive       Revolutionary               ...
Developing a comprehensive clean energy  technology portfolio through partnerships15 October 2012                         ...
Education outreach and workforce development     • Education Outreach            –     K-12 workshops            –     Nan...
NYSERDA funded incubation: iCLEAN     • Partnership with HVCFI & NYSERDA/STEP     • Leverages 10 years of experience      ...
iCLEAN technology commercialization approach                  Government Funding        Public-Private                    ...
iCLEAN services and programs     • Business Assistance (on-site and virtual)            – Business/marketing/financial pla...
Clean energy innovation in NYS     • Initiatives championed by NYSERDA            – 6 incubators, including iCLEAN, across...
Measuring the clean energy economy in metrosBrookings Institution 2011 Report: “Sizing the Clean Economy”15 October 2012  ...
New York Business Plan Competition   • Venture creation and innovation competition established in 2009   • 2012 competitio...
Past winner: B.E.S.S. Technologies   • 2010 NYS Business Plan     Competition grand prize winner   • CNSE spinout company ...
Pipeline for innovation ecosystem     • iCLEAN            – NYSERDA funded clean energy and nanotechnology incubator   • T...
Case in point: CNSE                  A comprehensive clean energy innovation ecosystem                   University       ...
CNSE’s innovation ecosystem model                                                              Established                ...
Examples of metrics and impacts to strive for     • iCLEAN measures its company’s       success by the following metrics: ...
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  1. 1. Update on the New York State Clean Energy BoomNicholas QuerquesAssistant Vice President for Clean Energy ProgramsCollege of Nanoscale Science & EngineeringOctober 15, 2012 NYSBA Intellectual Property Law Section Greentech Committee
  2. 2. Overview  CNSE background  E2TAC, CNSE’s clean energy R&D center  iCLEAN, CNSE’s clean energy incubator  Clean energy innovation in NYS  New York Business Plan Competition  Academic innovation and entrepreneurship in NYS  CNSE’s innovation ecosystem15 October 2012 2
  3. 3. CNSE’s shared-use, co-location model NanoFab Central NanoFab X $75M, 100K ft2 250K ft2 NanoFab North 15K Cleanroom $175M, 228K ft2 35K Cleanroom NanoFab 200 $25M, 70K ft2 4K Cleanroom NanoFab South $75M, 150K ft2 32K Cleanroom NanoFab East $100M, 250K ft2 • 800K ft2 cutting-edge facilities (with 80,000 ft2 of 300 mm Cleanrooms) • Partners include SEMATECH, IBM, Intel, GlobalFoundries, AMD, Micron, Infineon, Samsung, Tokyo Electron, and TSMC, US Army, NIST, and others15 October 2012 3
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  5. 5. Global Foundries Technology Campus Infotonics Foundry (Saratoga Springs) Center & Park Marcy NanoCenter Campus (Utica) SEDC (Halfmoon) Watervliet Arsenal Technology Park Albany NanoTech Complex Technology Hub Lockheed Martin Electronics Park IBM East Fishkill Innovation Requires Fab Campus Close Coupling Between R&D and Manufacturing15 October 2012 5
  6. 6. Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center• Created in 1998 as an active expansion of CNSE• Leverages CNSE’s intellectual power base and state-of-the-art infrastructure to integrate new technologies to advanced energy and environmental applications through: – Technology Development – Education and Outreach – Business Acceleration• E2TAC focuses on developing clean energy and environmental technologies15 October 2012 6
  7. 7. Clean energy technology thrusts Evolutionary Disruptive Revolutionary Smart Grid - Advanced Solar Energy Storage Energy Efficiency CIGS Batteries Green buildings Thin film Ultracapacitors Monitoring/control systems a-Silicon Fuel Cells/H2 Power electronics Polymer-based Catalysts Power quality Silicon-based Electrodes Sensors Short Term Medium Term Long Term Market Focus Investment Focus Policy Focus Industry Driven Technology Driven Research Driven15 October 2012 7
  8. 8. Developing a comprehensive clean energy technology portfolio through partnerships15 October 2012 8
  9. 9. Education outreach and workforce development • Education Outreach – K-12 workshops – NanoHigh – partnership with City School District of Albany – Girls Inc. Eureka!® program – NanoCareer Days – NANOvember – CNSE Community Day – Colloquium Series • Workforce Development – Technician, operator, and installer training programs – Transitioning entrepreneur program – Graduate (PhD and MS) and undergraduate programs (BS) – Nano+MBA program15 October 2012 9
  10. 10. NYSERDA funded incubation: iCLEAN • Partnership with HVCFI & NYSERDA/STEP • Leverages 10 years of experience incubating over 100 companies in partnership with Clean Energy Alliance • iCLEAN incubates nanotechnology- enabled, early stage clean energy technology startups • Goals and Objectives: – Clean energy technology and business development Map of Tech Valley with three – Commercialization acceleration iCLEAN locations highlighted. – Education and training15 October 2012 10
  11. 11. iCLEAN technology commercialization approach Government Funding Public-Private Partnerships Private Funding • Expand to overcome the “Valley of Death” and “Mountain of Debt” • Market transformation strategies require funding throughout the lifecycle of the product development process • Create and grow public-private partnerships through robust network • Align objectives between federal, state, and industry programs to leverage funds most effectively15 October 2012 11
  12. 12. iCLEAN services and programs • Business Assistance (on-site and virtual) – Business/marketing/financial plan development – Investor pitch development and other investor readiness activities – Coaching and mentoring through EIR program • Technical Assistance – Proof of concept testing to manufacturing assistance – Market validation, technology maturation, and commercialization roadmap development • Education and Outreach Assistance – Networking events – Collegiate business plan competition – Cleantech startup investor forum and competition – Bootcamp training and information forums – Entrepreneurial development series15 October 2012 12
  13. 13. Clean energy innovation in NYS • Initiatives championed by NYSERDA – 6 incubators, including iCLEAN, across the state – New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) – NYS Smart Grid Consortium – Proof-of-Concept Center Initiative • CNSE’s Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium – Cooperative R&D among industry, university, and government partners to accelerate the development, commercialization, and manufacturing of next-generation solar photovoltaic technologies – Focus on manufacturability – pilot manufacturing leading to wide- scale manufacturing – Overall investment of $300M over 5 years from DOE, industry, NYS, and others15 October 2012 13
  14. 14. Measuring the clean energy economy in metrosBrookings Institution 2011 Report: “Sizing the Clean Economy”15 October 2012 14
  15. 15. New York Business Plan Competition • Venture creation and innovation competition established in 2009 • 2012 competition featured 125 teams from 25 institutions • 2013 competition has been expanded to feature the 10 Regional Economic Development Council zones • Only leading collegiate business competition in the nation that is a regionally coordinated, collaborative statewide program • The winners are selected each year by investors including venture capitalists, angels, investment bankers, other sophisticated public and private investors, and seasoned entrepreneurs • At the end of the 2012 competition, more than $310K in cash and in-kind prizes have been awarded to student entrepreneurs15 October 2012 15
  16. 16. Past winner: B.E.S.S. Technologies • 2010 NYS Business Plan Competition grand prize winner • CNSE spinout company • Developing better anodes for Li-ion batteries • $150K in NSF funding • $525K in NYSERDA funding • Currently finalizing investment agreement with strategic private investor for $1.5M seed investment15 October 2012 16
  17. 17. Pipeline for innovation ecosystem • iCLEAN – NYSERDA funded clean energy and nanotechnology incubator • Tech-VIP – CNSE’s internal idea competition for students and faculty • New York Business Plan Competition – Statewide collegiate pitch competition for all startups – Over 30 early investors – VCs, angels, sophisticated public investors – Over $225K in cash prizes and $30k in services annually • New Energy Symposium – Northeast regional pitch competition for cleantech startups – Over 50 investors and bankers – VCs, angels, institutional investors15 October 2012 17
  18. 18. Case in point: CNSE A comprehensive clean energy innovation ecosystem University Consortium US PVMC space University/National PVMC technology programs Industry Lab collaborations Basic research Early stage Technology transfer High-volume development to member manufacturing development15 October 2012 18
  19. 19. CNSE’s innovation ecosystem model Established Companies • Companies are ready Later Stage for commercialization Startups • Manufacturing scale • Incubation and facilities are readily acceleration available activities • Existing supply chain of Early Stage • Creation of large companies in marketing and region for support Startups business plans, • Proof of concept technology and RD&D roadmaps, and • Grant identification investor and writing presentations assistance to fund • Prepare companies initial technology for investors and and business strategic development partnerships15 October 2012 19
  20. 20. Examples of metrics and impacts to strive for • iCLEAN measures its company’s success by the following metrics: University Research – Private investment raised Scientists – Public investment raised – Jobs created or retained Industry – New products introduced Business Scientists & Incubator – Revenue generated Engineers • CNSE’s Economic Impact – Since 2001: $14B investments and over • Incubation is just a piece of 2,600 high-paying R&D jobs currently on site the entire ecosystem • You also need R&D and – Projected by 2013: 3,500 R&D jobs manufacturing to build a – Since 2001: 12,000 jobs created/retained; successful clean energy $1B total wages; $20B total investment innovation ecosystem – Projected by 2015: 20,000 jobs created/retained; $2.25B wages15 October 2012 20

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