Directed Energy is a program managed by the University at Buffalo (UB) Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR). The Director of the program is Martin Casstevens, assisted by numerous people in various organizations who provide technical, organizational, and business assistance to the program and its client companies.
Directed Energy is financially supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA) funded through PON 1216. NYSERDA strives to facilitate change through the widespread development and use of innovative technologies to improve the State’s energy, economic, and environmental wellbeing. Directed Energy is overseen by Michael Shimazu (email@example.com), Project Manager, Clean Energy Research and Market Development.
NYSERDA’s Buffalo Office:
726 Exchange Street, Ste. 821
Buffalo, NY 14210
716-842-1522 or 1-866-NYSERDA
UB Center for Industrial Effectiveness is a program of University at Buffalo (UB) School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). Founded in 1987, the center was created to provide a bridge for industry and university partnerships. Partnering with the community in a variety of ways, the center’s services range from joint research and development ventures and co-op work arrangements for students, to professional development and consulting in Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma. The center’s mission is to deliver significant and sustainable performance improvements to transform a business, improving cost, quality, delivery, and safety. The center is recognized in Western New York as a leader in business transformation, research and development, and technical assistance.
Alfred University is located in the Village of Alfred two hours southeast of Buffalo. With five separate schools and colleges, the institution's reputation is grounded in the arts and engineering. Of particular interest to Directed Energy's clients, is Alfred University's expertise in materials science and engineering with an emphasis on ceramic and glass materials.
The University routinely works with NYS industry through the Center for Advanced Ceramics Technology (http://cact.alfred.edu) and its user facility for high temperature materials testing that is projected to open in Q1 2010.
Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE) is a nonprofit, private business development and regional marketing organization dedicated to the proposition that, as a place where life works, the Buffalo Niagara region is the ideal place for businesses to locate, grow, and start up. BNE’s mission is to attract business investment to Buffalo Niagara. To help get this job done, BNE has become the driving force in marketing the Buffalo Niagara region by establishing our community as a world recognized place to expand and attract capital investment and quality jobs.
The Mancuso Business Development Group guides the revitalization and management of large properties to create places that help people and businesses achieve financial success.
Entrepreneurial businesses of all sizes can find a home at one of their business and industry centers. They provide extensive services to the tenants of their locations located in Lockport, Batavia, High Falls, and Geneva. The Batavia property is recognized as the world’s first business incubator.
Insyte Consulting (Insyte) is one of the largest management consulting organizations in WNY. Founded in 1982 as the Western New York Technology Development Center, Inc., Insyte supports the growth of WNY’s businesses by assisting manufacturing, technology, and other companies to improve their profitability so they can grow and remain in WNY.
Insyte Consulting assists startups and existing companies that are seeking equity, debt or grants to launch their business, fund growth or undertake innovative research. Insyte Consulting is the NYSTAR designated SBIR specialist for the Western New York and Finger Lakes regions and offers free assistance to interested applicant companies.
The Vantage Center is a business incubator located in Vantage International Pointe which is a 158-acre park zoned for light industrial, warehouse/distribution and R&D facilities. The “shovel ready” park infrastructure contains two miles of roadways, water and sewer lines, and storm drains. The Vantage Center offers early stage businesses flexible lease arrangements and business assistance.