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Call for Pre- proposals from Power Bridge NY to fund Cleantech Innovations

Submission Deadline – October 7, 2014

Informational sessions on September 11, 2014 (at SBU) and October 1, 2014 (at BNL)

Program Description

PowerBridgeNY 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 of up to 150K, the support will 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 powerbridgeNY presentation (.pptx).

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

Info Session at SBU -2PM, College of Engineering & Applied Sciences Conference Room Thursday, September 11, 2014
Pre-Proposal Application Opens Monday, September 29, 2014
Info Session at BNL Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Submit Pre-Proposal to Connie Cleary Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Pre-Proposal Due Date (Submission will be handled by OTCP) Friday, October 10, 2014
Team Notification Monday, November 10, 2014
Full Proposal Due Monday, January 12, 2015
Selection of Proposals for Oral Presentation Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Oral Presentations Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Award Notification Friday, May 1, 2015

*Let Christine Scaffidi know, if you would like us to host a session at BNL on Oct 1, 2014