SyracuseCoE and CenterState CEO Announce Next Round of CAP Grants

Clean Tech Companies Invited to Apply for Up to $50,000 in Grant Funds

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Syracuse CoE and CenterState CEO are pleased to announce the next round of solicitations for Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP) grants.  The grants will be awarded to projects that commercialize new products and services in the fields of indoor environmental quality, water resources, and clean and renewable energy.

Up to $50,000 is available for individual projects, with approximately four expected recipients in this round.  To qualify for CAP funding, a proposing company must provide matching funds of at least 1 to 1 for every dollar requested.  Matching funds can include cash or in-kind services.

Projects should focus on technology commercialization projects in sectors such as:

  • Renewable energy solutions  (CHP, solar, solar thermal, wave, wind, other renewable energy sources)
  • Advanced biomass, biofuels, synfuels, biorefinery technologies
  • Energy storage and system integration (Advanced batteries, transmission, smart grid, power electronics, smart transportation technologies)
  • Intelligent, energy efficient building science technologies and energy efficient building materials
  • Energy management software and IT platforms, energy control systems and energy conservation technologies
  • Clean air, Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), HVAC, advanced air systems
  • New industrial technologies that result in improved air and water quality, as well as energy reduction and conservation

The deadline for submission of proposals for this round is November 11, 2011. Projects should start January 1, 2012 and be complete on or before Sept. 30, 2012.

The CAP is funded with grants secured through New York Assemblyman William Magnarelli, and was established by the SyracuseCoE in partnership with CenterState CEO and Empire State Development Corporation.  

To date, the CAP program has awarded more than $1 million to 21 upstate companies for projects that have commercialized new clean tech products and services, and created or retained more than 152 green jobs in New York State.  Regional companies that have benefited from CAP grants include: OrthoSystems, Air Innovations, NuClimate Air Quality Systems, O’Brien & Gere, Taitem Engineering, Galson Laboratories, Rupprecht & Patashnick, Double A Willow, Isolation Sciences, VentoTek, Widetronix Semiconductors, e2e Materials, and Orthogonal.