Associate Members

ACENT Laboratories 

ACENT was founded in 2007 by prominent aerospace and defense technologists. Leveraging expertise in complex systems design and demonstration in areas including scramjet propulsion, directed energy and advanced weapons, ACENT is succeeding in advancing key enabling energy technologies.

American Wind Power and Hydrogen

American Wind Power and Hydrogen is a hydrogen transportation system integrator focused on hydrogen infrastructure, electrolysis, and hydrogen fueled internal combustion engine vehicles.


Arsenal Business & Technology Partnership

The Partnership is a non-profit economic development organization tasked with creating a high-tech R&D and manufacturing campus at the Watervliet Arsenal site.

Atlantic Detroit Diesel-Allison LLC

Atlantic DDA is engaged in the sale and servicing of diesel and alternative fuel engines, transmissions and related components, parts and accessories, for equipment serving various On-Highway and Off-Highway markets. Those markets include medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses and coaches, fire and emergency vehicles, power generation systems, marine propulsion and support equipment (commercial and pleasure-craft), and construction and industrial equipment.

Bergmann Associates

Bergmann Associates is an award winning architectural and engineering firm with over 10 offices throughout the Eastern and Midwestern United States.

Columbia Technology Ventures

Columbia Technology Ventures is widely regarded as one of the most experienced and successful technology transfer offices in the world, with more than 300 invention disclosures from faculty; 50 license deals, and 100 industry sponsored research agreements each year.  Since its founding in 1982, Columbia has managed over 3,500 inventions, 1,000 patents, and has been among the top university generators of licensing revenue in the world.


CVD Equipment

CVD Equipment Corporation is in its twentieth year of designing, developing and manufacturing semiconductor processing equipment and quartzware. CVD Equipment Corporation is a leading manufacturer of critical LPCVD, UHVCVD, MOCVD, LPE, VPE, HVPE and RTP products and services for the semiconductor, opto-electronic, wireless telecommunications and MEMS markets.

ECG Consulting

ECG Consulting Group Inc., founded in 1978 and based in Latham, NY, is a "boutique" management consulting firm focused on providing its US and international clients with strategic market planning, technology commercialization and business strategy & development services to help accelerate the growth and development of their businesses. ECG's clients range from Fortune 100 clients to emerging technology growth companies in the energy, environmental, electronics, advanced materials, life sciences, and information technology industries.


Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture & Engineering, PC

EYPAE is a design firm dedicated to creating better places to live, work, and learn by providing architecture, engineering, and energy consulting services. It works collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams of architects, planners and engineers to respond to design challenges with intellectual rigor, imagination and clear communications.

ENrG Incorporated

Established in 2003 and based in Buffalo, NY, ENrG Inc. specializes in fabricating flexible ceramic membranes (≤40µm thick) for harsh environments. ENrG manufactures and markets Thin E-Strate®; an inert, ultra-thin, dense, customizable and coatable 3 mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia (3YSZ) substrate. When coated with other materials Thin E-Strate® can be used as a membrane in barrier, transmission, or permeability applications.

Greater Rochester Enterprise

Greater Rochester Enterprise

Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) is a public-private partnership established to professionally market the Rochester metropolitan region as a competitive, high-profile place for business location and growth. Its efforts support business expansion and retention, attraction, as well as entrepreneurship and innovation. GRE collaborates with businesses, universities, not-for-profit organizations and government leaders to ensure a unified approach to regional economic development.


Hoffman Warnick, LLC

Hoffman Warnick is a full-service intellectual property law firm specializing in patent procurement, copyrights, trademarks, transactions, due diligence, opinions, licensing and litigation.



ioxus is an ultracapacitor manufacturing company located in Oneonta, NY, providing both Prismatic and Cylindrical Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors (EDLCs, Supercapacitors, or Ultracapacitors), as well as Psuedo-Capacitors from 100F through 5000F. The company also provides completed modules for customer applications.


Long Island Power Authority

LIPA, a non-profit municipal electric provider, owns the retail electric Transmission and Distribution System on Long Island and provides electric service to more than 1.1 million customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties and the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. LIPA is the 2nd largest municipal electric utility in the nation in terms of electric revenues, 3rd largest in terms of customers served and the 7th largest in terms of electricity delivered. In 2006, LIPA outperformed all other overhead electric utilities in New York State in all three major reliability categories.


Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster

The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster is a network of industry, academic, government and non-governmental leaders working together to provide energy storage solutions for our country and our world. The cluster is focused on the innovative development, production, promotion and deployment of hydrogen fuels and fuel cells to meet the pressing demand for energy storage solutions.


Natural State Research

Natural State Research Inc. has a unique formula to make liquid fuel from waste plastic.  NSR has successfully handled most types of plastics and on a commercial scale a conversion plant will ensure zero emissions. Plastic materials tested by NSR include, but are not limited to, plastic bags, water bottles, milk containers, and a wide variety of PVC materials.

Phillips Lytle LLP

Phillips Lytle has a unique team of attorneys who are well versed in renewable energy, nanotechnology and venture capital.  Because these attorneys are on the cutting edge of their respective areas of expertise, they are in tune with your legal and business needs.  Our daily interaction with regulatory agencies and others who are networked in this ever changing arena allows us to act as an extension of your business.  With seven offices across New York State, Phillips Lytle is able to provide efficient representation wherever and whenever the need arises.

Precision Flow Technologies

Precision Flow Technologies is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of high purity gas distributions and control systems. Our customers include major semiconductor, energy, and bio-tech companies. PFT also provides a broad range of contract manufacturing services for major OEM's. Founded in 1997 the company presently employees 80, and operates from a 40,000 square foot modern facility in Saugerties, NY.


Rentricity Inc. is the nation’s leader in producing clean, renewable energy from hydrokinetic applications in potable drinking water distribution systems, industrial water systems, and wastewater systems. The company uses inherent pressure differentials to spin turbines and create clean electricity, which then produces revenue or expense offsets for its customers, allows for integrated information services, and helps municipalities reach their environmental goals. The company is based in New York City and does business throughout the country.


Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts LLP

SOW focuses exclusively on the practice of IP law.  Established in 1983, SOW has earned a reputation for creating long-lasting value and protection by combining sophisticated legal analysis with practical business insight that enables them to recognize the novel qualities of each innovation.  In 2004, UPI Nano World cited SOW as one of the top IP boutique firms with a nanotechnology practice.

Torrey Pines Research

TPR is a leading independent product development, R&D, product engineering, and technology consulting company, operating since 1986. TPR applies its expertise in the development of liquid and/or dry powder deposition technologies and in new producet design, equipment design, product development, multi-disciplined systems integration, testing, and problem solving. TPR also offers manufacturing services of complex electro-mechanical systems with world-class pricing, delivery, and quality.


Ultralife Corporation

Ultralife has extensive North American as well as international operations in Europe, China and India backed by a direct sales and distribution network comprising resellers, distributors and agents. The corporation has expanded beyond its commercial and military battery business to include custom engineering design and services, tactical communications systems and a wide range of power accessories for global government and defense markets.


Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna maintains a diverse practice, providing a broad range of services with a special emphasis on matters relating to the intersection of the public and private sectors. The firm's clients include local and national industrial and commercial enterprises, public interest entities, state and local governments and agencies, and public benefit corporations. The firm serves clients with a wide breadth of quality services while maintaining a high level of responsiveness and individual attention.


Zone 5

Zone 5 is a marketing firm which offers a wide range of services and products including strategic marketing, PR, web development, media relations, branding, copyrighting, tradeshow hardware, graphics, and support as well as advertising.

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