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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.

 ..."If we are to encourage and support an entrepreneurial thinking at all levels of society, we must first define entrepreneurship in a way that anyone can embrace.  If we are to shift entrepreneurship from the perimeter to the core of the way education operates, we must examine the institutional and organizational factors that inhibit the development of entrepreneurial attitudes, behaviors and skills.  We must also recognize that, while not every student aspires to manage a business or start a high-growth firm, we all want to be engaged in work that matters, to be self-directed and to have an opportunity to apply our interest and abilities to something greater than ourselves."


Start-up NY

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.

For information on the program at Binghamton University, please e-mail


New Technology Disclosure

The new technology disclosure process has been automated. Disclosures may be submitted here. If you have not previously submitted a disclosure through the new system, please follow these directions:

  1. Request new account here
  2. Enter your email address
  3. Submit the request
  4. Enter the required information
  5. Click Create an Account

Your request for a new account will be approved within 24 hours.

For questions regarding the submission process, contact Laura Holmes at 607-777-5871.


Student Sandbox

We are in the early stages of implementing a 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 develops. If you are interested in participating, e-mail


Technology Commercialization Clinic

We are working with the Syracuse University Law School on a program to help commercialize technology.


Greater Binghamton Scholastic Challenge

The Greater Binghamton Scholastic Challenge (GBSC) allows students in grades 9 through 12 to develop ideas and businesses that impact the community. Students form teams, write comprehensive business plans and then present their ideas at the final competition. Eleven school districts and over 200 students participate in this event every year. 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. To participate in the program, e-mail


As a regular attender of most networking events around town, Breaking Down the Silos is, in my opinion, hands-down the number one entrepreneurial networking event in the region. What sets Silos apart for me is the caliber of interactions it provides. This is not just another mixer. "Quality people and quality conversations," is how I describe it to fellow entrepreneurs. At Breaking Down the Silos, I have not only connected with new clients and new collaborators, but moreover, I have made new friends. I also love hearing about the new businesses that are launching everyday in our area. It is impossible to come away from a "Silos" feeling anything but inspired! I look forward to Silos every month, and make room for it no matter what else is on my calendar. Not only has Silos grown my business network, it has allowed me to connect regularly with our amazing entrepreneurial community in a way that few other events do. In fact, I encourage all my clients to attend! Huge thanks to the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships and the whole team who make this incredible event possible!

Rtistry By Design - Rachel Jenks 

Contact Us

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships
    P: (607) 777-5870
    F: (607) 777-5788
  • Offices
    Innovative Technologies Complex, BioTechnology Building, Suite 2100
    Directions to ITC
  • Mailing Address
    PO Box 6000
    Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

Physical Shipping

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  • Other Carriers
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Last Updated: 7/25/18