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Partner and Incubator Resources


Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center (AERTC)

The Advanced Energy Center is a true partnership of Academic institutions, Research institutions, Energy providers and Industrial Corporations. Its mission is innovative energy research, education and technology deployment with a focus on efficiency, conservation, renewable energy, and nanotechnology applications for new and novel sources of energy.

Mr. James Acquaviva, Center Director

Long Island High Technology Incubator (LIHTI)

The Long Island High Technology Incubator is a non-profit business incubator that supports and stabilizes early-stage, high-risk, high-tech businesses to enhance their opportunity for development and growth. We are dedicated to helping new technologically-innovative companies to mature by providing them with a variety of support resources and services. In addition to its beautiful setting, LIHTI’s location on the Stony Brook University campus enables the transfer of ideas from the University to the private sector. The companies that develop and grow as a result of being a part of the Incubator create jobs and expand the tax base on Long Island and in New York State. In its 16 years of operation, the incubator has housed over 70 companies, which have had a high survival rate upon graduating from the program.

Dr. Anil Dhundale

Small Business Development Center

One of twenty-three campus-based regional Small Business Development Centers within New 
York State, the SBDC at Stony Brook brings together the resources of the University, the private sector and government at all levels to assist entrepreneurs, business and industry in the solution of their problems, leading to increased productivity and profitability. 

Mr. Bernard Ryba, Executive Director

Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP)

CEBIP seeks to address many key needs of an early-stage, energy-based technology business. This is particularly critical in today’s rapidly changing marketplace. Supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), CEBIP provides access to an unsurpassed team of partners and resources to maximize the prospects for new business ventures. CEBIP will continuously work towards the development of a successful clean energy economy on Long Island, with the ultimate goal of creating new jobs and making a strong economic impact here in New York.

Ms. Heidi Anderson, Executive Director

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

NYSERDA offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and support to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. A public benefit corporation, NYSERDA has been advancing energy solutions and working to protect the environment since 1975.

Doreen M. Harris, President and CEO

Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR)

New York State offers resources designed to enable new and existing businesses to become more competitive through the use of innovative technologies. Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) programs and centers emphasize the importance of working with industry as a way to leverage New York State’s technology strengths to produce new products. The state also offers other innovation development support resources, including financial incentives, to foster university collaboration, research and innovation.