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Call for Pre-Proposals from PowerBridge NY to fund Cleantech Innovations

Submission Deadline – October 11, 2013

Program Description

PowerBridge NY a collaborative effort between Columbia University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Stony Brook University, Cornell University’s NYC Tech, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, NYU, and the City University of New York was established with the funds from NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority).   PowerBridgeNY will support and fund proposals from these institutions to help commercialize promising clean energy technologies, either via the formation of a start-up or by licensing the technology to an existing company.   In addition to monetary funding, the support may also include active mentoring from industry veterans and venture investors; project management assistance; competitive landscaping; business plan development; and more.  Learn More

For more information on eligibility, funding levels, topics of interest and evaluation criteria please review the PowerBridge NY presentation (.pdf).

Proposal Development

Interested BNL researchers please contact Connie Cleary (631-344-3035), Commercialization Manager at Office of Technology Transfer and Partnerships (OTCP) before starting to draft the pre-proposal to discuss the proposed research. The BNL lead on this project is Pat Looney.

Pre-Proposal Sample Questions (.pdf) | Download the Pre-Proposal Questions (.docx)

Schedule at a Glance

Pre-Proposal Application Opens Monday, September 30, 2013
Submit Pre-Proposal to Connie Cleary Monday, October 7, 2013
Pre-Proposal Due Date (Submission will be handled by OTCP) Friday, October 11, 2013
Team Notification Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Full Proposal Due Friday, January 17, 2014
Selection of Proposals for Oral Presentation Monday, February 10, 2014
Oral Presentations (Mini “Boot Camp” between February 10, 2014 and March 5, 2014 will be held to help the presenters) Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Award Notification Monday, March 10, 2014
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