Conferences, workshops and seminars around New York State related to intellectual property or technology and economic development and education.

Ithaca Pre-Seed Workshop Scheduled for March

A Pre-Seed Workshop is scheduled for Cornell University in Ithaca on March 13th, 14th, and 21st. Started in 2004 in Rochester New York, the Pre-Seed Workshop is held about ten times a year and consists of two full days of workshop sessions The workshops are designed to quickly assess new technologies, identify market opportunities, and develop a commercialization strategy. Participants include researchers, inventors, or entrepreneurs with an idea they would like to form a business around, and volunteers with experience in law, business management, product development, and other technology commercialization areas. Teams form around each “Idea Champion” as they work through the Pre-Seed Workshop material to solidify a business idea and evaluate its potential. To apply, click here. Visit the website to see other upcoming regional workshops.

Round 2: 76West Clean Energy Competition

The 76West Clean Energy Competition is now accepting applications for its second round. 76West is designed to develop entrepreneurs and garner resources from around the world in order to create clean energy businesses and jobs in New York State’s Southern Tier region. The competition attracts clean energy technology innovators, industry experts, educators, and investors, as well as early startups. There is $20 million offered in prize money, with a $1 million first place prize. See the competition details for more information on how to apply. The application closes on March 13 at 5:00 pm.