Binghamton University announced that it will host the New York Business Plan Competition’s Southern Tier regional competition this year, with the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator and Cornell University partnering to…
Dr. Stanley Whittingham attended President Biden's State of the Union address Tuesday night highlighting Binghamton’s role in America’s growing battery economy. Whittingham, a Binghamton University professor and Nobel Prize winner, attended the State of the Union as a guest of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Last September, Whittingham and the New Energy New York team's work helped Binghamton University land over $113 million in state and federal dollars for the New Energy New York project, which aims to turn the Southern Tier into the nation’s hub for battery research and manufacturing.
Koffman member company KLAW Industries has come a long way since their days as a student run startup with a big idea! Founders Jacob Kumpon and Jack Lamuraglia took that big idea and turned it into a thriving business, creating a clean, eco friendly concrete product that is helping the environment and helping the bottom line of their customers. Learn more about KLAW and their journey with the Koffman in this month's "Koffman Innovations" feature with News Channel 34.
EMPEQ was named as a winner of an Ignition Grant from New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG). The company’s Fast Site Survey was chosen as a recipient of the award due to the technology’s potential to a have a long-term, demonstrable impact on reducing carbon emissions – especially in Upstate New York.
The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator is the Greater Binghamton Chamber Business of the Week. Opened in April 2017, 29 new businesses from a variety of industries have graduated from the Koffman. Its mission is to take promising ideas and fledgling enterprises and connect them to support networks, mentorship and financing options. “When startups go through an incubator or accelerator course or something like that, the percentage actually goes up to 7 out of 10 companies succeed. So, that’s really what this building is here to do. Help startups succeed and increase economic progress in Broome County.”
How did a foreign, Emmy nominated media company end up creating an immersive film about the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company? That's the power of the Koffman! Koffman member company 2immersive4u, founded by Filip Milinković and Dusan Simic, creates 3D computer generated animated films that do not require the traditional VR headset normally needed. 2immersive creates interactive, virtual reality experiences that are viewable on traditional electronic devices such as laptops, tablets and smart phones. After joining the Koffman and learning about the Southern Tier and surrounding area, the story of EJ inspired the duo and thus their latest project took shape.
Enerpoly recently closed a $1.5 million seed round. Enerpoly develops zinc-ion batteries that offer a sustainable solution for stationary energy storage. Enerpoly’s patented technology uses cost-effective raw materials, such as zinc, which can be sourced in Sweden and Europe. This can contribute to the region’s global competitiveness within the fast-growing battery industry. Zinc-ion technology can help Europe catch up in the global race, in establishing both strategic autonomy and sustainability for its clean energy system.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has named the semifinalists in the American-Made Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC) Prize Round 2. Twenty-four incubators and accelerators across the country were each awarded $50,000 in cash prizes for their high-impact ideas that support energy start-ups and entrepreneurs. The Koffman's proposal presented New Energy New York Charge Up, a bootcamp and microgrant program to address major gap areas for energy storage startups, powered by the New Energy New York battery innovation, manufacturing, and workforce development initiative.
Binghamton University student-run club Entrepreneur Connect held it’s third annual idea pitch competition, dubbed “Pitch It!” last week. The competition, geared toward students with an entrepreneurial idea or existing business,…
Hub Controls, the Koffman's first international company to locate its US headquarters at the KSTI, is making a name for itself in the heating and cooling space in Binghamton, North America and beyond! The company's hub controller eliminates energy waste in the home through automatic energy reduction technology. The thermostat-like device uses artificial intelligence and learning tools to operate in the background and hunt for wasted energy in a building’s heating or air conditioning. North American General Manager Brian Cregan met with News Channel 34 to discuss why the team sought out Binghamton as the perfect landing place to test their product.