CEA Members



Dr. Louis J. Petrovic
Director of the Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center (ATMC) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

151 Martine Street
Fall River, MA 02723
Office: 508-910-9842
Fax: 508-999-9120

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Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center (ATMC)/UMass Dartmouth

The Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is located in the South Coast Research and Technology Park, near the intersection of Routes 195 and 24 in Fall River, within a 60,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art technology facility. The goal of the ATMC is to provide advanced technology and manufacturing solutions, through industry and university partnerships, to meet current and future business needs.

Mission Statement: Leverage University Resources for Regional Economic Development.

Engaging in Research and Partnering with Industry
Supporting Technology Venture Start-up Companies
Providing Educational Opportunities for Students and Research Opportunities for Faculty
Helping Faculty Commercialize Their Research
Hosting Conferences, Workshops, and Symposia

The Technology Venture Center provides infrastructure for early-stage and transition companies as they grow and mature. The primary objective of the Center is to provide an environment where technology companies will develop into employers located in Southeastern Massachusetts. By attracting these companies to the Technology Venture Center UMass Dartmouth hopes to facilitate the economic growth of the region.

Clean Energy Incubator

Mitch Jacobson, Co-Director

Clean Energy Incubator @ ATI
IC2 Institute, The University of Texas
3925 West Braker Lane
Austin, TX 78759

Michael E. Webber, Ph.D., Co-Director
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Director, Center for International Energy & Environmental Policy
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station C2200
Austin, TX 78712

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ATI - Clean EnergyIncubator

The Clean Energy Incubator (CEI) offers an environment dedicated to helping young, clean energy companies succeed. Located in Austin, Texas, CEI provides the resources and facilities necessary for start-ups to attract funding, aggressively compete in the free market, and turn ideas into reality.

CEI was launched in 2001 by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the IC2 Institute, the University of Texas, and the Austin Technology Incubator to develop early-stage clean energy companies.   CEI is based on a proven model and our reputation is known throughout the country and world.   CEI works with new companies to bridge knowledge gaps, build stronger business propositions, accelerate into the market, and increase their chances of success.   CEI provides a wide array of services that give start-ups key competitive advantages, strategy development, mentoring, access to key finance resources, publicity, turn-key office space, and real experience.

Through our R&D partnership with the University of Texas and active collaboration with forward-looking Austin Energy, the city owned utility provider, CEI-sponsored companies get real-world testing of new cleantech technologies.   Since our launch, we have helped 150 new companies receive more than $750 million from investors. CEI graduates include start-ups focusing on the development of commercialization of proprietary technology in areas including renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy management, distributed resources, energy storage, fuel cells, microturbines, power quality, alternative fuels, and transportation.


Jason Zielke,
Vice President of Programs and Technology
200 South Wacker Drive, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60606

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Clean Energy Trust

The Clean Energy Trust was founded by prominent business and civic leaders to accelerate the pace of clean energy innovation in the Midwest. The Trust is supported by grants from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Joyce Foundation, the Chicago Community Trust, the Small Business Administration and donations from over 50 investors, corporations, universities and trade groups. For more information, visit www.cleanenergytrust.org


Gary Simon
3801 Power Inn Rd
Sacramento, CA 95826

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CleanStart/McClellan Technology Incubator

CleanStart is an initiative of McClellan Technology Incubator (MTI) and Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA) designed to accelerate the development of clean energy technology ventures within the Greater Sacramento Region.  CleanStart was born out of an innovative needs assessment study that was jointly funded and managed by the California Energy Commission, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, and the McClellan Technology Incubator.

It is CleanStart's mission to stimulate the development and success of early-stage companies who will provide the next generation of clean, renewable, and efficient energy technology. CleanStart will help companies assemble solid management teams, secure adequate funding, and accelerate the commercialization of sound product ideas into the market.  Through this mission, CleanStart will create jobs and wealth for the greater Capitol Corridor region and new products to help society be more sustainable.


Joel Rinebold, Director, Energy Initiative
222 Pitkin Street, Suite 101
East Hartford, CT 06108

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Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology



Richard Frederick, Director
216 River Street Troy, NY 12180-3590

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Emerging Ventures Ecosystem, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Energy & Environmental Technology iclean

Nicholas Querques, Director
255 Fuller Rd
Albany, NY 12203

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Energy & Environmental Technology Applications Center

The Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC) addresses the needs of advanced energy and environmental applications by leveraging the intellectual power base and state-of-the-art infrastructure at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) and making use of its extensive capabilities in microelectronics and nanotechnology.

Funded in part through NYSERDA and supported by the National Science Foundation, iCLEAN, E2TAC's cleantech incubator at CNSE, serves nanotechnology and clean energy technology startups throughout the Northeast. Leveraging its partnerships with the U.S. Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory, iCLEAN has assisted more than 100 early stage ventures in developing disruptive technologies and pitching their businesses to some of the world's top investors and commercialization partners. Since 2000, iCLEAN/E2TAC companies have raised in excess of $45 million in public and private funding.


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Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine



Johanna Wolfson, PhD
25 First Street
Cambridge, MA 02141

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Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy

TechBridge is a program at the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) providing validation, demonstration, and development projects for startups with high-potential emerging technologies in clean energy. Fraunhofer is a leading applied R&D organization with global reach and deep industry ties. Fraunhofer has been long-established as a vehicle to bring innovations to meaningful and profitable end-use; TechBridge extends this capability to cleantech startups.

Georgia Institute of Technology

Ben Hill, Senior Business Advisor
430 Tenth Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

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Georgia Institute of Technology - Venture Lab

The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) is a nationally recognized technology incubator that helps Georgia entrepreneurs launch and build successful companies.  ATDC provides strategic business advice and connects its member companies to the people and resources they need to succeed.

More than 100 companies have emerged from ATDC, including publicly traded firms such as MindSpring Enterprises - now part of EarthLink.  Headquartered at the Georgia Institute of Technology, ATDC has been recognized by Inc Magazine as one of the nation's top non-profit incubators.  ATDC was formed in 1980 to stimulate growth in Georgia's technology business base and now has locations in Atlanta, Warner Robins, and Savannah.


Emily Reichert, Executive Director
28 Dane Street
Somerville, MA 02143

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Greentown Labs

Greentown Labs provides prototyping space, a machine shop, electronics lab, office space and an event space. We leverage our facility, partners, and sponsors to provide our entrepreneurs access to the equipment, services, education, and network they need to launch their companies quickly.



Tim Bour, Executive Director
1155 Canyon Blvd. Suite 400
Boulder, CO 80302

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Innovation Center of the Rockies

Founded in 2005, the Innovation Center of the Rockies is one of America’s premier entrepreneurial support organizations. With its highly specialized team of mentors and advisers, the ICR defines a new model for business incubation across key industry sectors holding the most promise for the community, global economies and the environment. The industry sectors supported include clean technology, engineering, bioscience, IT/software, aerospace, and natural & organic foods. Located in one of the most dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystems for early-stage companies, the ICR blends the resources of business and academia to optimize opportunities for the technologies and companies of the future.


Vincent DeVito, Executive Director
16 Claremont Street
Worcester, MA 01610

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Institute for Energy & Sustainability

The Institute for Energy & Sustainability (IES) is central New England’s green business zone. Our mission is to attract clean energy technology and renewable energy companies to the region. We are building on the region’s assets and reputation as an incubator of innovation. Our priority is to create an environment for those seeking economic opportunity and advantage in this sector and to support the growth of jobs establishing a zone of world class clean technology companies.


Charles D'Agostino, Executive Director
PO Box 120
Baton Rouge, LA 23824

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Louisiana Business and Technology Center

The Louisiana Business & Technology Center (LBTC), a technology incubator at the LSU Innovation Park and the NBIA 2005 Incubator of the Year, has a number of companies in clean energy, renewable energy, and green technologies at the 200 acre research park that has set aside approximately 25 acres for clean energy clients.  The LBTC has strong backing from Louisiana State University (College of Engineering and others) for providing technology, equipment, researchers, and students working in clean energy technologies.  Our staff has business counselors that focus on green tech and clean and renewable energy.


Tom Brubaker, Director
Hangar 6
2 Pegasus St., Suite 1, Unit 200
Brunswick, ME 04011

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Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority

MRRA's mission is to implement the Reuse Master Plans for Naval Air Station Brunswick and the Topsham Annex, manage the transition of base properties from military to civilian uses, redevelop base properties, and create new high-quality jobs for Maine.

National Environmental Technology Incubator

Nancy Bridgman, Executive Director
National Environmental Technology Incubator
Central State University
1400 Brush Row Road

Wilberforce, OH  45384

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National Environmental Technology Incubator

The National Environmental Technology (NET) Incubator provides an affordable head start to companies whose focus is environmental technology, and a resource for larger, established companies who seek to diversify their product lines. Environmental technology is broadly defined to include energy, material, and process efficiency, as well as traditional treatment, remediation, recycling, and reporting activities.


Robert O'Brien, President
10 Mulliken Way
Newburyport, MA 01950-4033

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Newburyport Clean Tech Center

The Newburyport CleanTech Center provides emerging companies with industrial-class FlexSpace, sophisticated FlexServices and access to a vibrant ecosystem of like-minded individuals and companies. Located in Historic Newburyport, Massachusetts, the NCTC provides entrepreneurs with easy access to greater Boston financial and academic resources, as well as to New Hampshire and Maine.


Jerry Creighton, Sr.
Executive Director
NJIT Enterprise Development Center
211 Warren Street

Newark, NJ  07103

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New Jersey Institute of Technology - Economic Development Center

Since 1988, the EDC - the Enterprise Development Center operated by New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has given startups a critical edge, from finding the right working space and attracting investment capital to building staff and developing effective business plans and marketing strategies.  The EDC has graduated over 85 successful businesses.  Residence at the EDC is open to early-stage companies that have, or will have, proprietary technology as a significant source of revenue.  The nearly 90 companies currently housed at the EDC employ over 300 people and have attracted more than $55 million in third-party funding.


Tom Kinneman, VP & COO
100 Cummings Center, Suite 235C
Beverly, MA 01915

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North Shore Innoventures

Established in 2008, North Shore InnoVentures (NSIV) is committed to technology innovation and helping entrepreneurs flourish. And we have the track record to back that up. We operate a technology business incubator to nurture innovative early-stage companies and support sustained economic growth in our region. Our focus: cleantech and life sciences — two of the strongest technology clusters in Massachusetts.



Stan Tomsic, Executive Director stomsic@porttechla.org
390 W. 7th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

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PortTech Los Angeles is a business incubator dedicated to helping clean technology entrepreneurs transform start-ups into thriving businesses. PortTechLA works very closely with the Port of Los Angeles’ Technology Advancement Program (TAP), which is tasked with the responsibility of evaluating and helping fund technologies that support the Port’s Clean Air and Clean Truck Action Plans.


Mike Freeman, CEO
320 E Vine Drive
Fort Collins, CO  80524

970-818-7736 (office)
970-817-4791 (mobile)

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Rocky Mountain Innosphere

The Rocky Mountain Innosphere (RMI) is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to accelerating the success of Colorado startup companies in the cleantech, bioscience, and technology industries.  We offer clients office, lab, and conference facilties in our new 32,000sf headquarters in Fort Collins, CO.  We have a broad range of support and education services including Advisors-in-Residence, SAGE (advisors network), Kaufmann FastTrac Venture program, access to capital, market research, and business planning.

Cleantech is the fastest growing industry segment for RMI clients and now the key focus area for the organization.  We are partnering closely with the Colorado Clean Energy Cluster, City of Fort Collins, City of Loveland, and Colorado State University to build the region's cleantech economy.  The building is also designed to showcase Colorado clean energy technology with a 50kW solar PV plant that is integrated with a Network Operations Center housed in our facility and run by our tenant company Spirae Inc., a participant in the DOE's smartgrid initiative.

Rutgers EcoComplex

David Specca, Assistant Director for Bioenergy and Controlled Environmental Agriculture

Rutgers University EcoComplex
1200 Florence-Columbus Rd
Bordentown, NJ 08505

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Rutgers EcoComplex

The Rutgers EcoComplex, dedicated April 23, 2001, is the nation's first research, technology development, teaching, and outreach center that is dedicated to enhancing the environment and agriculture through education, outreach, and "green" business development.

The EcoComplex is a multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary environmental center that harnesses research and education resources towards the development, and industrial application, of innovative environmental technologies.

Our mission is to promote economic development in the environmental arena, including the remediation and protection of environmental quality, and the compatible sectors of food and innovative agriculture.  By targeting these areas with integrated programmatic thrusts in research, education, and economic development, the EcoComplex provides a distinctive focus.  By harnessing the strengths of multiple institutions, the EcoComplex presents an array of capabilities unique in the nation.


Andrew Trickett, Executive Director, andrew.trickett@u501
W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78207

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San Antonio Clean Energy Incubator

The San Antonio Clean Energy Incubator (SACEI) is part of the Texas
Sustainable Energy Research Institute of the University of Texas at San
Antonio. SACEI's mission is to develop new companies and foster new
business activity related to clean technology in San Antonio, in ways that
can be expanded to Texas, our nation, and the world in order to promote
socioeconomic prosperity.

SACEI will profoundly impact the energy future of San Antonio, Texas and the
nation. The Incubator will help create and foster a business ecosystem where
San Antonio becomes one of the foremost clusters for cleantech business,
especially for emerging companies.

The Incubator will serve as a primary resource for all companies to develop
solutions for cleantech that benefit San Antonio by helping our region
achieve energy independence through economically and environmentally
sustainable energy efficiency; as well as create attractive new jobs for our


Marla Michel, Director
STCC Technology Park
Federal St. Bldg 101
Springfield, MA 01105

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Scibelli Enterprise Center

The Business Growth Center helps businesses by partnering with other organizations that are also committed to business growth for regional companies. Working as an ecosystem, the region can prosper. The Business Growth Center offers a variety of capacity building programs for the small business owner designed to provide practical approaches for business prosperity.


Kelly Ramirez, CEO
460 Harris Ave., Unit 303
Providence, RI 02909

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Social Venture Partners Rhode Island

Our goal is to help create more successful, sustainable social enterprises in New England, which we contend will deliver social good overall, and help transform our region. How will we get there? SEG designs its programs and investments based on the following “theory of action”: we believe that if we build a pipeline of talented social entrepreneurs, help them build business acumen, through a range of services, collaborations, and events, make markets by improving the visibility of these enterprises and aggregating demand for their services, and drive collaboration across organizations, funders, and other key stakeholders, THEN we’ll see more vibrant social enterprises succeed, and even flourish.


Suzanne Roberts, Director
Project Development and Business Assistance, Technology Ventures Corporation
1155 University Blvd, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

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Technology Ventures Corporation

Technology Ventures Corporation is an important contributor in the formation of new businesses built on leading-edge technologies developed at Department of Energy laboratories and in the expansion of existing businesses.  It also assists client companies to position themselves to obtain investor interest and funding.

Technology Ventures Corporation advises and assists in the preparation of a business case to commercialize a technology.  TVC advises client companies in all facets of business organization, start-up, and equity capital acquisition.


Rosibel Ochoa, Ph.D, Executive Director
UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering
9500 Gilman Drive #0433
La Jolla, California 92093-0433

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The William J. von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement at UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering

The von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement at UC San Diego offers programs and services to faculty, researchers and students interested in commercialization of the inventions resulting from their research. Through a combination of business mentoring, pre-venture grants and graduate level education on entrepreneurism, the von Liebig Center helps bridge the gap between the laboratory discovery and the marketplace.

To date, the Entrepreneurism Center has granted $4.6 Million to 82 technology teams and contributed to the creation of 32 startup companies which in turn have raised more than $150 million in capital and created close to 200 jobs.


David Bradbury, President
210 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT

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Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies

With a mindset for collaboration, partnerships and shared resources among the region’s business, higher education, and economic development organizations, the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET) provides entrepreneurs an unequaled ecosystem and networked infrastructure of people, resources, and capital surrounding new venture creation and growing successful firms in Vermont. VCET is a leading-edge technology business incubator serving all of Vermont. Simply put and relentlessly pursued, our mission is to assist entrepreneurs create next generation jobs for this generation of Vermonters.


Michael D. Ryan, President
Association of CleanTech Incubators of New England
151 Martine Street
Fall River, MA 02723

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Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England (ACTION)

The Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England (ACTION) is New England's leading network of cleantech incubators sharing the common goals of accelerating the growth and success of early-stage companies, strengthening the regional cleantech cluster, and creating more green jobs in New England.

ACTION is a nonprofit organization. Our network of incubators provides diverse resources and a highly supportive hub in which entrepreneurs, business leaders, government agencies, community leaders, investors, universities, and other interested organizations can collaborate toward the successful commercialization of enterprises that will build a prosperous green economy, improve the quality of our lives and sustain the health of our environment.


Paul McManus, Managing Director
Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship & Commercialization

Boston University School of Management
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

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Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship & Commercialization (ITEC)

The Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (ITEC) at Boston University offers a new model for entrepreneurial research, education and commercialization. Housed at the School of Management, ITEC promotes cross campus exchange among students, faculty and alumni across all 17 schools and colleges at the university. With the goal of accelerating growth and success for early-stage cleantech businesses, ITEC has partnered with the Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England (ACTION) to develop and deliver educational programs that support the unique and evolving needs of the companies hosted in the ACTIONetwork incubators, and to other select ACTION stakeholders. The university is a major supporter of clean technology and ITEC's goal is to help these companies as they make the challenging transition from lab to market, and provide them with valuable educational support that enhances and accelerates their opportunity for success.


For additional information, please contact CEA Executive Director Jim Groelinger, at jgroelinger@cleanenergyalliance.com.