Members - Charter


Alfred University - Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology

The Center for Advanced Ceramics Technology (CACT) is a NYSTAR-funded organization within the College of Ceramics at Alfred University that is dedicated to creating a diverse, stable, technological basis for the growth of the ceramics and glass industry statewide. Currently, the CACT is focusing on materials (ceramics, glass, metals, and polymers) that are used for a variety of energy-related applications, such as fuel cells for automobiles.


AWS Truepower

For over 25 years, AWS Truepower has been an international leader and innovator in renewable energy consulting and information services. Our professional staff is field-oriented and fully conversant with large commercial projects, utility electrical systems, remote field measurements, and distributed applications.

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies and national security. Brookhaven Lab also builds and operates major scientific facilities available to university, industry and government researchers.


Center for Economic Growth

The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is a regional economic and business development organization dedicated to developing and promoting efforts to attract high-tech talent and companies and to provide innovative services to bolster local businesses in New York's Capital Region and Tech Valley. CEG is committed to visionary, regional economic development through strategic initiatives and assists local manufacturing and technology companies with generating new sales, creating stronger operational infrastructure and overcoming barriers to growth.

Clarkson University

Clarkson University is an independent, nationally recognized technological university whose faculty of teacher-scholars aspires to offer superior instruction and engage in high-quality research and scholarship in engineering, business, science, health, and liberal arts.  Its primary mission is to educate talented and motivated men and women to become successful professionals through quality precollegiate, undergraduate, graduate, and professional continuing education programs, with particular emphasis on the undergraduate experience.



Delphi is a world leader in mobile electronics and transportation components and systems technology. Delphi has approximately 184,000 employees and operates 167 wholly-owned manufacturing sites.


Energy & Environmental Technology Applications Center

The Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC) addresses the needs of advanced energy and environmental applications by leveraging the intellectual power base and state-of-the-art infrastructure at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) and making use of its extensive capabilities in microelectronics and nanotechnology. Working with a growing list of collaborators, E2TAC is also at the forefront in business acceleration, education and outreach activities in the increasingly important areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

GE Global Research

GE Global Research is one of the world's most diversified industrial research labs, providing innovative technology for all of GE's businesses. Global Research has been the cornerstone of GE technology for more than 100 years, developing breakthrough innovations in areas such as medical imaging, energy generation technology, jet engines and lighting. GE Global Research is headquartered in Niskayuna, New York and has three other multidisciplinary facilities in Bangalore, India, Shanghai, China and Munich, Germany.

General Motors

General Motors Corp., the world’s largest automaker, has been the global industry sales leader since 1931. Founded in 1908, GM today employs about 321,000 people around the world. It has manufacturing operations in 32 countries and its vehicles are sold in 200 countries. In 2004, GM sold nearly 9 million cars and trucks globally, the second-highest total in the company’s history. GM’s global headquarters are at the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit.

Heslin Rothenberg Farley Mesiti, P.C.

HRFM is an Intellectual Property law firm devoted exclusively to helping clients protect and capitalize on their intellectual property. The firm handles all aspects of acquiring and enforcing intellectual property rights, both domestic and foreign, including licensing and litigation. Advice and assistance is provided in patent, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, copyright and unfair competition matters, as well as computer, internet, e-commerce, business method and technology law.

MTI MicroFuel Cells

MTI MicroFuel Cells (MTI Micro) was formed in 2001 as a majority-owned subsidiary of Mechanical Technology Inc. to develop and commercialize proprietary direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC) systems as a future power source for wireless electronic devices. Since then, MTI Micro has assembled a world-class team of entrepreneurial business executives, researchers and scientists; a proprietary direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC); significant related intellectual property; and has received government awards and developed strategic partnerships to strengthen the company's product drive.


National Grid

National Grid (LSE: NG.; NYSE:NGG) is an international electricity and gas company and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. Its core business is the delivery of electricity and natural gas. National Grid is committed to serving customers well, delivering energy safely and reliably, and keeping costs low.



The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is a public benefit corporation created in 1975 by the New York State Legislature. NYSERDA develops innovative solutions to energy and environmental problems via research and development, and energy efficiency projects.

Plug Power

Plug Power is working to realize several near-term objectives that include enhancing product performance, reducing costs, improving manufacturing and integration processes, and continuing to build key customer and partner relationships. Plug Power is engaged in discussions with state and federal governments to increase funding for R&D, provide tax incentives, and put in place regulatory infrastructure as the foundation for widespread adoption of distributed power generation. And, Plug Power is striving to meet longer-term objectives of delivering economic, social, and environmental benefits in terms of reliable, clean, cost-effective power and, ultimately, sustainability - preserving and protecting the earth's natural resources.

Rochester Institute of Technology

The NanoPower Research Labs at RIT are dedicated to the development of new materials and devices for power generation and storage for microelectronic components and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS).  A premium is placed on size, weight, and flexibility in power system design for most microsystems.  Our focus is to develop the materials and devices that are compatible with these microsystem constraints by exploiting the potential opportunities afforded to us through nanostructured materials and nanotechnology.

Associate Members