The Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (SyracuseCoE) and CenterState CEO’s The Tech Garden have announced the cohort of companies selected to take part in the third year of the EPIC Buildings Program, a suite of services designed to help companies accelerate development and commercialization of innovations for energy hardware to create grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs).

The companies selected for the cohort include:

The EPIC Buildings program is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions and the Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC), as well as DOE’s Building Technology Office.​

Cohort participants can take advantage of multiple programs that help them develop green building solutions and advance their business goals. One program is the EPIC Buildings Accelerator, a six-month clean tech program offered by CenterState CEO at The Tech Garden in collaboration with SyracuseCoE. The EPIC Buildings Accelerator supports early-mid stage companies targeting energy hardware innovations in grid-interactive and energy-efficient building technologies. Participants receive coaching, mentorship, grant-writing assistance and attend industry network events. The following companies will participate in the EPIC Buildings Accelerator:

  • Edenic Energy
  • Hub Controls
  • InteliEQ
  • Kermise
  • ReVert Technologies
  • ThermoAI
  • TKFabricate
  • UV-Clear

Additionally, SyracuseCoE’s EPIC Buildings Program provides opportunities for companies to refine ideas for new, innovative building energy products through Small-Scale Prototype Projects. Syracuse University faculty and students assist companies with ideation and commercialization of products that improve public health and energy efficiency in buildings, especially in low- and moderate-income communities. Several EPIC Building Accelerator companies were selected for assistance with prototype projects, including Aerovec, Hub Controls, M3 Innovation, and UV-CLEAR.

Finally, through the Innovation Law Center at Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse University law students conduct intellectual property landscape surveys to provide companies with a detailed analysis of the technology space and market trends. EPIC Building Accelerator cohort members Hub Controls, M3 Innovation and UV-CLEAR have been selected to receive support from the Innovation Law Center.

“The EPIC Buildings Program offers a unique opportunity to support companies in the green building sector,” explains Ian Shapiro, a Professor of Practice in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Associate Director of Building Science and Community Programs at SyracuseCoE. “By helping to advance commercialization of hardware for grid-interactive and energy-efficient buildings, we can reduce carbon emissions while making buildings more comfortable, all while generating economic development, it’s win-win-win.”

“The EPIC Buildings accelerator provides participants with access to resources, mentorship and coaching by world class experts” said John Liddy, Vice President of Innovation & Entrepreneurship for CenterState CEO. “In addition to the environmental impact these teams have on our grid-interactive buildings, they are participating in DEI training which will ensure greater representation in our founding firms.”

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