This Week
  • FBI agents have launched a criminal probe involving Bristol Instruments Inc.

  • Dryden Theatre's Malin Kanis hopes to get more young adults in the theater's seats.

  • Doctors and researchers are tapping powerful computers to improve outcomes.

  • Best Lawyers in Rochester guide can help you obtain legal representation.

  • The Business Person of the Year finalists for 2015 are profiled.

  • Ex-Kodak manager Janice Gouldthorpe leads the Genesee Center for the Arts & Education.

HTR gets $5M from NYSERDA for clean energy effort

Rochester Business Journal
January 3, 2013

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has awarded a total of $15 million to three institutions, including High Technology Rochester Inc.

HTR, Columbia University and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University will each receive $5 million in seed money to create Proof-of-Concept Centers dedicated to helping grow entrepreneurs’ high-tech, clean energy businesses.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the Proof-of-Concept Center competitive proposal process in May. The centers will link business experts with early state investors and scientists to help develop their ideas.
The money will be spent at each center over a five-year period, with cost-sharing required. Officials said the centers are expected to operate on their own once the NYSERDA funding ends.

The Proof-of-Concept Center at HTR will serve Western and Central New York. HTR will work with several universities, including the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY Buffalo and Cornell University.

“High Tech Rochester is excited to be a part of this important NYSERDA initiative to accelerate the creation and growth of clean-energy startups across the state,” said James Senall, president of HTR, in a statement. “Together with our university, industry and investor partners, we look forward to helping catapult New York State into the national spotlight as a clean-energy leader.” 

(c) 2013 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email

What You're Saying 

There are no comments yet. Be the first to add yours!

Post Your Own Comment


Not registered? Sign up now!

To Do   Text Size
Post CommentPost A Comment eMail Size1
View CommentsView All Comments PrintPrint Size2
ReprintsReprints Size3
  • E-mailed
  • Commented
  • Viewed
RBJ   Google