SPARC is headquartered at SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Albany NanoTech Complex, the most advanced university-driven research enterprise in the world. The core of SPARC’s services are provided in the heart of New York's Tech Valley, but its member and graduate companies come from around the Northeast and across the country.






Business Assistance

  • Business, marketing, and financial plan development
  • Grant identification and writing assistance
  • Investor pitch development, coaching sessions, and other investor readiness activities
  • Access to early stage capital via introductions to government agencies, venture capitalists, angel investors, investment bankers, other sophisticated private investors, and financial institutions
  • Access to strategic partners and markets through introductions to on-site and affiliated industry partners at SUNY Poly
  • Mentoring engagements through SUNY Poly’s Entrepreneur-In-Residence Program and NYSERDA’s Entrepreneur-In-Residence Program
  • Exclusive partnership with New Energy New York, a consortium of over 50 New York energy-related technology organizations
  • Expertise and mentoring from professional management and service delivery team

Technical Assistance

  • Access to world-class technical resources and capabilities at SUNY Poly and its affiliated innovation ecosystem across New York and around the country
  • Proof of concept testing to manufacturing assistance
  • Market validation and technology maturation support
  • Commercialization roadmap development
  • Partnerships with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and other national laboratories to assist with prototype development, materials testing and technology commercialization

Education & Outreach Assistance

  • Bootcamp training, technology forums, and HelpDesk workshops
  • Tech Valley Innovation Pipeline student and faculty idea competition
  • New York Business Plan Competition student venture creation competition
  • Startup investor competitions and industry forums such as the NREL Industry Growth Forum

Company Offerings