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Members of the winter 2019 cohort of the Accelerator Program at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator received special support to develop their business startups.
The Innovation Binghamton I-Corps Site is facilitated by Binghamton University's Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships and has already proved itself a crucial tool for strategically guiding technologies to market.
Semiconductor Research Corp. (SRC) recently chose a team of researchers from Binghamton University and Purdue University to lead a new multimillion dollar research center.
The Student Entrepreneurship Grant Program is a partnership between Binghamton University and Broome County which provided grants of $5,000 to two Koffman Incubator companies.
Distinguished Professor Jessica Fridrich, PhD '95, of Binghamton University's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, was elected as a Fellow of The National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
At a time when many startups are focused on apps, algorithms or artificial intelligence, Joseph Rigoroso is finding success by going the low-tech route: He grows microgreens.
In this episode, Colin interviews Matt Gill, one of the co-founders of Enhance VR (a virtual reality tech startup). Matt talks about the industry, how his company plans to revolutionize the classroom, as well as how he handles advice from others.
Casey Coolbaugh '12 and Chauna D'Angelo '12 embarked down an unlikely path after graduating from Binghamton University: starting their own business. Post-graduation they created Muckles' Ink, a custom and commercial screen printing business, and have since made their mark on the local area.
Researchers from Binghamton University's Mechanical Engineering Department have developed a manufacturing technique that will keep electronics cooler by 10 degrees Celsius (18 degrees Fahrenheit), allowing for faster, more efficient computation.
"The unit is designed for use in the home as a replacement for a home furnace or boiler system. It produces reliable electrical power on demand, cuts the homeowner's monthly energy cost in half and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
"The whole message of being bold and brave feels silly when you first hear it," Molly Alexander said, "but when you try to internalize it, it becomes important."
Binghamton University alumni Nathaniel Fisher, Bar Stern, and Dominick Pirozzi graduated in 17′ with a BS and 18′ with a MS in Biomedical Engineering. Post-grad they created the Pressure Ulcer Prevention Pad, and eventually PUPP, Inc., after a professor proposed the idea for their senior project.
"The intent will be we will have a readily trained available workforce to come work full-time for us. That's again a tremendous opportunity. It's investing back into our community. It's investing in our futures," said Jim Dutcher, AgZeit Indoor Farms CEO.
C4V's new Solid State Battery, replaces more than 80% of the liquid electrolyte with a solid electrolyte.
Many Binghamton University alumni have stayed in — or returned to — the local area to open their own successful small businesses.
A total of $2.5 million was awarded to six finalists in the 76West Clean Energy Competition.
Magnis today announced signing a four-party development agreement with Dendrobium Automotive Limited, Dendrobium Advanced Technologies Limited and Charge CCCV LLC (C4V) to produce high performing batteries including semi-solid batteries forDendrobium D-1.
Representatives of startup companies housed in the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator came together on Monday afternoon for a panel discussing the challenges and perks of being an entrepreneur.
The $19 million Koffman facility was built with an array of public moneys, and that's purposeful. The mission of its clean-energy program, and its cousin programs in health technology and microelectronics, is nothing less than rekindling the innovative fires of Binghamton — to birth young, high-growth companies in the most cutting-edge industries in America.
"Magnis has an active program of developing these battery plants. Re-assembly work at the New York facility at Huron Campus is on schedule and this development in Queensland is a major step forward for Australian battery plant operations."
The students are back: avoid the parkway, order lunch for pickup at chipotle, and whatever you do don't go to Target! Joking aside, students are welcomed back with open arms by Binghamton University. The university's Department of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Partnerships welcomed back those students with fresh Cider Mill doughnuts and cider at their BWelcome Week session.
While new technologies and inventions coming out of university labs are often cause for excitement and celebration, the listing of such developments on university technology transfer sites is usually anything but scintillating or innovative. However, Binghamton's tech transfer team ("TTO") is trying to change that.
A year ago, a Texas-based company won a clean energy competition designed to help boost the Southern Tier economy.
On Monday, Skyven Technologies unveiled the product it believes will revolutionize industrial energy applications.
27, 2018 - Cory Kimmell
Originally from Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania, the company has shifted focus to the New York region since becoming a 76West clean energy business competition finalist last year. Shortly thereafter, they became members in the Southern Tier Clean Energy Incubator (SCI).
June 29th marked the first annual Southern Tier Hemp Summit. Hosted at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in downtown Binghamton. This event showcased the potential of hemp for business and the individual.
Singh delivered one of two keynote addresses at the incubator's inaugural Startup Summit, a celebration of entrepreneurship within the Southern Tier that attracted more than 200 people on May 4. Attendees included local business owners, investors, students and anyone interested in learning about starting a business.
Binghamton University researchers have been chosen to participate in NEXUS-NY, thanks to their work on dielectric capacitors, devices used to store electric charge that have applications from radios to heart defibrillators.
The manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries will be coming to the Southern Tier a bit earlier than expected, thanks to a quick-thinking purchase by a company in the Binghamton Start-Up Suite incubator.
The road to healthier skin is being paved by none other than a Binghamton University student and her prebiotic skin care company.
Aubrey Nawrocki, business development assistant for the office, said efforts to support women are increasingly important and can set the stage for future generations of women entrepreneurs.
"The IM3NY team thoroughly reviewed the technology and confirmed the procured plant can easily and cost-effectively be calibrated for large-volume manufacturing runs."
Tara Dhakal, Assistant Professor for the Department of Electical and Computer Engineering at Binghamton University, as well as an Interim Director for the Center of Autonomous Solar Power (CASP center). His research interests include thin film solar cells, supercapacitors, and semiconductor devices. Recently he received the prestigious NSF career award to investigate the stability of perovskite thin film solar cells. He graduated with a PhD in Physics from the University of Florida. He has published two book chapters and more than 50 research papers in journals such as Nature Physics, Physical Review Letters, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, and IEEE transactions on materials and device reliability.
"We've got everything from '90s streetwear to Victorian womenswear to '50s menswear," Ryan said. "We've got long and short dresses, heavy coats, light coats, blazers, skirts, jeans — I've got a whole pile of vintage Levi's in the 'mom jean' style."
"Fake News Detector" wins top prize at HackBU 2018February 12, 2018 - Orlaith Mccaffrey
Twenty-four hours. An unlimited supply of coffee. Laptops. The desire to create a functional website or app.
These were the resources student coders had at the fifth annual HackBU held on Feb. 10 and 11 at Binghamton University's Innovative Technologies Complex (ITC). Over 250 students registered for the 24-hour event, representing schools including Stony Brook and Cornell.
The top award went to the "Fake News Detector" created by BU students Colin Fiutak, Kerry O'Neill, Hayden Brown and Gabriel Steinberg. The program uses a combination of Python and HTML to analyze news articles and an algorithm labels the articles as "real news" or "fake news."
"With the 2018 midterm elections approaching and fake news continuing to be a prominent issue in society, we set out to develop a method of automatically detecting and labeling fake news," the team wrote in their project description.
Coders competed in categories including Best Design, Best Mobile Hack, Funniest Hack and Most Viable Business. Other winning projects included a platform that encourages the crowdfunding of community projects and a computer game aiming to bring attention to sexism in the technology industry.
Erik Langert, a graduate student in computer science who has helped direct HackBU since its inaugural event in 2014, said that while the competition is a main part of the event, the opportunity for students to learn from their peers is paramount.
"I've always wanted to keep this less about the competition and more about the learning and empowerment aspect of it," Langert said. "Ideally, everyone just comes and wants to build something cool and some of the exceptional and hardworking people get recognized for it."
Langert said HackBU has grown in popularity since the first hackathon.
"We definitely have a following now ― it's almost like brand-name recognition at this point," he said. Once you host an event like this a few times and once people know what you're about, it's a lot easier."
HackBU refers not just to the competition held every spring semester, but to the student group that hosts coding workshops to develop members' programming skills. Tech companies including Citi, Bloomberg and AIS served as sponsors for the event, and representatives from each attended to speak with students.
Max Slocum, who graduated from Binghamton University last May with a degree in computer science, now works at Assured Information Security, Inc. (AIS) as a software engineer. Slocum said BU has a record of producing capable programmers.
"We actually have a lot of employees who graduated from Binghamton ― not just recent graduates, but even older graduates," he said. "We always end up finding good people from here and it's kind of cool to give back."
AIS is a cybersecurity provider for customers ranging from the federal government to private businesses. Slocum said ideal candidates are students to whom problem solving comes naturally.
"We want people who ask a question, take initiative to figure out why something works a certain way and then play around with it," Slocum said.
Langert, the graduate student, said the combination of passionate students and tech-focused employers created a unique environment for networking.
"It's a great opportunity for students to come and show off the power of Binghamton computer science and the Binghamton University community," Langert said.
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A local branding expert and graphic designer is taking her business to the next level with the help of the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator.
This number has the potential to grow through the incubator's Accelerator Program, which allows aspiring entrepreneurs from Binghamton University and the community to receive guidance getting their new businesses off the ground.
The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator showed First Friday participants that the artistic process is quite similar to the entrepreneurial one. Friday night's show, "Art @ INK," featured work by student artists, musicians and entrepreneurs.
Leaders at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in Binghamton held a surprise party for Key Branding Labs, which is the first company to graduate from the program.
The first business to graduate from the Southern Tier Incubator was thrown a party Thursday night.
The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator graduated its first business to its own space Thursday. It celebrated Key Branding Labs' move with a surprise party.
November 27, 2017 - binghamton.edu
Anthony Di Pasqua, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Binghamton University, hopes to make radiation treatments for the most common skin cancers faster, simpler and less unpleasant, and to reduce the risk of harm to healthy skin.
The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator held its inaugural student open house at its high-technology space in Downtown Binghamton on Tuesday evening.
A pioneer in the material handling industry is giving a lift to fledgling startups.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that a consortium of businesses spearheaded by three Southern Tier companies will establish research and development and production operations at the former IBM-Endicott campus.
With the recent opening of the Koffman Incubator, it's a great time to celebrate Binghamton alumni who blazed the trail after graduating -- and worked hard to create brands, companies and new opportunities for themselves and others. Get motivated by these amazing entrepreneurs and happy innovating!
The incubator "has 35,000-square-feet of offices, high-tech labs, dry labs and common area as well as co-working spaces that will encourage collaboration between companies," the university said in a prepared statement.
In the fall of 2013, Binghamton University students Shachar Avraham, ‘15, and Scott Wisotsky, ‘15, came up with an idea that would change their lives. At the time, Avraham and Wisotsky were just juniors. Now, they are the co-founders of Campus Pursuit, an app that is used at over 45 college campuses nationwide and has been acquired by Refuel Agency, a marketing solutions firm.
A startup out of Binghamton University is producing a compound it says could be used in the defense, biomedical, agriculture and window industries.
Two Binghamton University students have developed a texting service to help personal trainers keep track of their clients workout habits.Its called "Tibah" and the service has been so successful, David Axelrod and co-founder Mauricio Morales were selected as one of 25 companies competing for $100,000 through a competition called EFest.
Binghamton Enactus Chapter goes to Nationals
The Binghamton University chapter of Enactus won the regional competition in Washington D.C. on Friday, March 31st and is moving on to the National event in Kansas City on May 21st.
A health and wellness start-up company has outgrown its Binghamton University home. It's now celebrating its new location in the Village of Endicott.
On behalf of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul today announced that two Binghamton University startup companies – Charge CCCV and ChromaNanoTech – are among the six winning companies of the 76West Clean Energy Business Competition, one of the largest competitions in the United States to focus exclusively on clean-energy businesses.
The winners of the first 76West cleantech business competition were announced at Binghamton University on Wednesday. Horseheads-based optical sensor company Micatu took the $1 million grand prize. Andrew Thayer / Staff Video
Endicott-Johnson. IBM. Manufacturing giants whose legacies cast long shadows in Endicott, even as the village sees it's once booming industries fade. But could a new name - Sonostics and what's called a Heart Partner - jump start the village's economy from it's new office on Washington Ave.?
Congratulations to Charge CCCV and Magnis Resources Ltd on their agreement as they move forward to the forefront of Lithium-Ion Battery Developments. Thus, paving their way to becoming a significant player in this lithium-ion supply chain.
Check out this new app called Blooper developed by Aris Agdere, Binghamton University graduate. The app is free available for download in the Appstore.
Update on the Southern Tier Incubator Project.
Construction is moving along well on the Southern Tier High Technology Incubator, a project led by Binghamton University. The plans for this space were originally announced in 2012 and it is anticipated to be done by March 2017. This incubator is exciting not only for the university, but for the community as well because of it's long term effects for the surrounding areas and it's economy.
What are Sonic Blocks? They are speakers that will revolutionize the way you choose to listen.What does that mean? Well what makes Sonic Blocks special is they allow users to customize almost every aspect of the product to their own personal preferences (i.e. the sound, the number of channels, the appearance and how it is utilized). It is a bluetooth friendly device among other features that are offered. Indiegogo is the largest global crowdfunding & fundraising site online.
Tremayne Stewart, has worked with Binghamton's Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships and his dream, he said, is "to be entrepreneurial," such as through the Hackathon app he created to help organizations engage their members.PipeDream by Michelle Kraidman February 2, 2016
Whether they’re studying finance or music, professor Kenneth McLeod wants students to know that they can one day become their own boss.
Computer Science Professor Lei Yu has been accepted into the next cohort and will be vetting the market potential of patent-pending "Reinforcement Learning" approaches applied to energy control systems for 'smart' buildings.
Over the past year, several university researchers and pre-revenue companies have been working diligently with NEXUS-NY to accelerate the commercialization of their early-stage, clean-energy technologies. Now with the educational, financial and business support of the NEXUS-NY clean energy seed accelerator, six new research teams have completed cohort 2.
Simeon Videnov and Gabriel Ochoa are setting out to make volunteering more accessible to the masses. And true to their natures, these computer science and mathematics students are trying to do it through designing a piece of software they're calling Volunhere.
The Southern Tier High Tech Incubator complex is expected to open in 12 to 18 months. The incubator is being designed for businesses that will be involved in energy, electronics and health initiatives.
ChromaNanoTech was one of the top four finalists of a world wide innovation competition.
9/24/15 by Darcy Fauci - Binghamton University
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.
HiTES has been ranked "high-interest" and has been accepted as a showcase for the DOD Defense Energy Summit Showcase in Austin, Texas!
Callsign provides biometrics-based authentication solutions. Callsign offices are expected to open at the end of the year and could add more than 38 jobs.
Eric Krohn of Gyro Heat Technologies designs a rotating gas burner that distributes heat evenly and converts any unused heat into electricity.
Passive solar technology is a wonderful, energy-saving treatment for windows, doors, and skylights in buildings which screens out the heat from sunlight while reducing air conditioning costs, resulting in electrical savings of up to 50%.
A new award from the National Science Foundation will enhance science, math, engineering
and technology (STEM) education at Binghamton University as well as encouraging future
---understand what an organization might want in terms of product, said Pam Mischen, associate professor at Binghamton University
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