Supported by NYSERDA, PowerBridgeNY is an unprecedented collaboration between six prominent downstate institutions leveraging clean energy innovations emerging from the institutional research labs to foster a more robust ecosystem around the clean energy sector in downstate New York.

As a proof-of-concept center, PowerBridgeNY invests in promising early stage clean technologies to develop a commercial prototype and/or conduct a pilot test. At the same time, the center provides support services and training in the Lean LaunchPad methodology to help teams discover the best business model and ultimately establish a startup in NY .