The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has introduced a new networking website: cleantechNYconnect.com.
The site is aimed at helping clean-tech business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, and researchers access information and resources that can “speed” innovation and commercialization, NYSERDA said in a news release.
The site is a free networking tool that requires registration for access, the authority added.
The site seeks to encourage collaboration between individuals and businesses in New York’s clean-tech sector and to connect them with resources to help establish and grow their businesses, NYSERDA said.
Once registered, users can create or participate in discussion forums, review industry news, seek funding opportunities, connect with investors, profile themselves or their companies, and learn about industry events, NYSERDA said.
The site’s goal is to stimulate conversation and encourage the exchange of clean-energy business ideas and expertise.
NYSERDA also expects the website to foster greater investor interest in member companies, and to help build relationships between industry groups, government, and utilities.
“With this initiative, entrepreneurs and start-ups throughout New York’s clean-tech sector have a clearinghouse to connect with each other, to access valuable resources, share best practices and build businesses that can provide benefits to all New Yorkers,” John Rhodes, president and CEO of NYSERDA, said in the news release.
NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, “offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels,” according to its news release.
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