(Updated 10/07/2020)

Commercialization Competition Awardees


2019 Awardees

Re-Nuble, Inc. (New York City)

Re-Nuble uniquely transforms food waste into plant-based technologies for both soil-based and hydroponic cultivation.

CathBuddy, Inc. (Woodbury)

CathBuddy is a urinary catheter start-up that is improving the standard of care and reducing UTI incidence for the 1.1 million Americans who use intermittent catheters to manage neurogenic bladder.

Circle Optics, Inc. (Rochester)

Circle Optics has created the world’s first parallax-free 360-degree camera – a revolutionary camera system solves the problem of stitching once and for all, instantly capturing a perfect 360-degree representation of any scene.

Halomine, Inc. (Ithaca)

Halomine is developing antimicrobial products to tackle pathogens that are disrupting our food supply and healthcare settings.

Combined Energies LLC (Rochester)

Combined Energies (CE) is focused on the design, production, and sales of specialty power electronics for renewable power generation, energy storage, and electronic vehicle applications currently estimated to be a $5.6 billion market.

Molecular Glasses, Inc. (Rochester)

Molecular Glasses has created a new class of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) materials, and is poised to capture a meaningful share of the rapidly growing OLED materials market via the introduction of OLEDIQTM, the company’s patented, novel class of OLED materials.


2018 Awardees

FlextraPower (New York City)

Formerly Bonbouton, FlextraPower created a technology platform for preventative diabetic health care. FlextraPower’s first product, a smart insole with a proprietary embedded graphene sensing system, passively monitors the skin’s physiological signals in order to detect early signs of foot ulcers.

Capro-X Inc. (Ithaca)

A startup developing a natural and sustainable solution for converting dairy industry wastes into valuable platform chemicals.

Ako Systems (Ithaca)

A smart tabletop micro-greenhouse for the sustainably minded foodie.

Lux Semiconductors (Albany)

Developing a patent pending technology aimed at producing flexible, lightweight, and low-cost semiconductor substrates that are compatible with high throughout, roll-to-roll manufacturing.

MicroEra Power (Rochester)

A system integrator designing CHPplus, an onsite power system with high-efficiency hardware, thermal storage, and smart software to provide businesses and utilities with energy security and a fast payback.

RemWell LLC (Potsdam)

Remwell addresses public health and energy issues associated with groundwater contaminated by an emerging class of chemical contaminants, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), with a novel treatment reactor.

VitaMe Technologies, Inc. (Ithaca)

Provides fast, accurate, and mobile nutrition deficiency testing.


2017 Awardees

Ferric Contrast (Buffalo)

Ferric’s non-toxic MRI contrast agents take clinical quality images of the brain, liver, and kidneys.

NanoHydroChem (Buffalo)

Development of a novel, proprietary nanomaterial capable of generating hydrogen gas from water on demand, at room temperature.

Potsdam Sensors (Potsdam)

Development of a new eld-deployable IOT sensor for accurate sensing of airborne particles, a major EPA-recognized pollutant.

Praxis Biotechnology (Albany)

Praxis Biotechnology’s first product is a new rosacea medication. This proprietary cream formulation will deliver medication to block a specific change that occurs in rosacea skin without affecting the rest of the body.

SparkCharge (Syracuse)

SparkCharge is on a mission to revolutionize the Electric Vehicle (EV) industry by commercializing the first portable electric vehicle charging station that will enable EV owners to charge anytime and anywhere they want.