The joint program, between NYU Tandon’s Urban Future Lab and the New York Power Authority, will support advanced pilot programs demonstrating new technology and business models in New York State. The Challenge will help startups successfully implement projects that benefit both utilities and ratepayers in New York State and put them on a path to more widely scaling their businesses and operations. To be eligible, entrepreneurs must address technology and business needs in one of the following two categories:
- Electric vehicles and their related infrastructure.
- Long duration (6+ hour) energy storage technologies.
Applications will be evaluated based on their potential to save money, improve safety or operations, reduce maintenance, improve efficiency, or save manpower or time. The solutions need to be viable, replicable, and able to be commercialized. Startups can apply now following this link. The deadline to apply is June 15 and winners will be announced in early August.