Program Description: The SUNY Poly: Advancing Research & Commercialization (SPARC) Initiative features two incubators with an emphasis on different technologies: the iCLEAN Incubator, which is focused primarily on clean energy technology, and the Tech Valley Business Incubator, which is concentrated on nanotechnology and biotechnology. Funded primarily through the New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Empire State Development, SPARC works with small and start-up companies throughout New York, the Northeast, and the nation.
SPARC offers budding and seasoned entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, inventors, and innovators the highest levels of incubation and commercialization assistance, including access to world-class facilities and equipment, prototyping and advanced development capabilities, manufacturing and training expertise, along with executive mentoring and entrepreneurship education and outreach programs.
SPARC assists its member companies develop technologies and businesses through all stages of development, while simultaneously helping them raise funding and collaborate with strategic partners to accelerate commercialization.
Geography Served: New York, the northeast, and throughout the nation.
Requirements: SPARC works with Early Stage, Formative, and Established start-ups working in the areas of Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, and Advanced Manufacturing. If your organization is interested in working with SPARC’s Tech Valley Business Incubator, your first step is to complete an application. To begin, click on the website link to the right, and then click on How To Apply and download the application from there. Complete the application and send it to Ms. Ashley Stuart at firstname.lastname@example.org.