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ChromaNanoTech is a start-up company in the Binghamton University incubator manufacturing nanomaterials for various optical technology applications. It is a partnership of five co-inventors of a patent-pending invention filing for new a nano-material which enhances the properties and durability of synthetic dyes active in the ultraviolet, visible and near infrared spectrum for use in a wide variety of product applications. Early product focus is on optical shields and passive solar technology. The company was founded in April 2014 as part of the establishment of the StartUp New York technology incubator program at Binghamton University. The company is currently focused on scale up of manufacturing capability with initial product shipments targeted for 2015. ChromaNanoTech has a start-up suite in the Center for Excellence at Binghamton University and is looking to establish its manufacturing facility in wet space in the incubator in October 2014. The business plan of the company is to initially finance start-up costs through state and federal government grants and has won some small initial funding, but is also actively talking to potential investors.



December 12, 2016

Campus-based start-ups recipients of $750k in funding
PipeDream by Amy Donovan

Two Binghamton University-based startup companies, Charge CCCV and ChromaNanoTech, were awarded a total of $750,000 on Nov. 30 for being finalists in the first national 76West Clean Energy Competition, a program funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

The competition was announced in January 2016 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo with the purpose of creating jobs by promoting entrepreneurial endeavors in the Southern Tier, and will be held annually until 2019 to attract businesses and create jobs. This year’s competition resulted in six finalists.

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September 24, 2015 by Darcy Fauci


Chemistry professor Wayne Jones; Scott Hancock, director of IP management and licensing; U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand; and chemistry research professor and ChromaNanoTech CEO Bill Bernier talk about the start-up company during the senator's visit to campus last year.
Photo by Jonathan Cohen
Binghamton University licenses nanotechnology to start up ChromaNanoTech

Binghamton University, together with joint intellectual property owner Crysta-Lyn Chemical Company, of Binghamton, opted to license a novel platform technology to startup ChromaNanoTech for further development and introduction to the marketplace. ChromaNanoTech is designing pigments that can be tuned in a polymer hardcoat film and applied to glass, to keep out the heat out, while still allowing the visible light to shine through.

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BASF Competition

The BASF Competition was held at the North American Headquarters at Florham Park, NJ. ChromaNanoTech was invited to speak at BASF by being in the top four finalists of a world wide innovation competition. While ChromaNanoTec did not win the competition, BASF remarked they were very interested in further discussion about their product. ChromaNanoTec did not have a list of how many people applied but it seemed to be in the upper sixties upon asking. They were told the main reason for not winning the competition was not specifically answering their challenge but the technology seriously interests them and they will be invited back to present their technology directly to different divisions.

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