Binghamton University and the Koffman Incubator are launching the empowerST Battery Fellowship, a first-of-its-kind R&D and accelerator program for outstanding entrepreneurially-minded scientists to translate their energy storage innovations into ground-breaking market-ready technologies.
Over the course of the two-year program, the fellows will receive:
Up to $100,000 total support for their R&D efforts;
Technical mentorship under the direction of world-renowned battery research leaders, including the Nobel laureate inventor of the Li-ion battery M. Stanley Whittingham;
Entrepreneurship training and startup support.
To learn more, visit empowerstprogram.com
Details of the Innovation Need
Applicant should propose and have the technical background to carry out a well-framed milestone-based project with a defined outcome focused on technology development with potential for significant long-term impact in the field of energy storage. The project should focus on a technically sound, differentiated, and transformative technology. Applicant should hold or be able to obtain intellectual property rights to the technology.
The candidate should hold at least a B.S., in a physical sciences or engineering field relevant to the proposed energy storage project. Successful candidates will demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset, leadership capabilities, communication skills, and technical expertise to advance the development of a transformative technology.