For ClimateTalk – Summer Happenings for Climate Innovators


For ClimateTech’s monthly newsletter highlighting emerging innovations, company spotlights, and commentary from experts in the climate tech community.


Don’t Miss the NY-BEST’s Capture the Energy 2021 Annual Meeting & Conference

Capture the Energy NY BEST Conference

The conference will be featuring industry leaders advancing energy storage across the globe and in New York State such as…

  • Yayoi Sekine, Head of Decentralized Energy , Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Matthew Ketschke, President, ConEdison of NY
  • Doreen Harris, President & CEO, NYSERDA
  • Bob Marcum, Chief Operating Officer, Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office
  • Ajay Kochhar, CEO, Li-Cycle

And many more! Save your spot here before registration closes on June 21st!

GreenBiz’s Verge Net Zero Online Event

VERGE Net Zero Online Event

VERGE Net Zero is a complimentary online event by GreenBiz (7/27-28) dedicated to helping your company maximize the benefits and minimize the risks of the transition to a climate-positive future. More than 5,000 leaders—including professionals in sustainability, supply chain, facilities, fleets, manufacturing, and other key roles—will gather to learn from executives behind ambitious carbon targets, innovators creating low-emissions technologies, and service providers that will help your organization transition to a profitable, net-zero future:

Careers in Climate Tech

Alchemr, who produces water electrolyzers that generate hydrogen at cost parity with fossil fuel-derived hydrogen, are seeking a Lead Electrolyzer Design Engineer.

Apply here

Clip.Bike, a clean-mobility company making biking easier, is seeking:

  • Supply Chain Manager, Full-time
  • Marketing Director, Full-time
  • Senior Mechanical Engineer, Full-time
  • Customer Success Manager, Full-time
  • Design Researcher, Part-time
  • Mechanical Engineer/Prototyping, Part-time

For more info and apply here.

Frio, which develops the next generation of IoT controllers for building HVAC systems, is seeking a Back End Developer. Apply here.

Urban Energy, an urban rooftop solar solution company, is seeking a Construction Manager. Learn more and apply here.

WexEnergy, developers of easy and affordable window insulation, is seeking a Senior Product Engineer. Find the full job description and how to apply here.

Innovator Spotlights

FuzeHub Innovation Fund Manufacturing Grant Awardees

Congratulations to the Clip.Bike, Unique Electric Solutions, and Arcworks (which  partners with WeRadiate) for being announced as awardees of FuseHub’s Innovation Fund Manufacturing Grants. 

The grants serve as a resource to help small- to medium-size manufacturing and technology companies achieve success from early-stage, proof of concept through maturity. 

See the full list of awardees here.

Wex Energy Selected by The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) To Be Evaluated in GSA Facilities

The GSA has identified WexEnergy as one of five technologies in its most recent Request for Information (RFI) for resource-efficient technologies that improve commercial building health and resilience.

“WexEnergy looks forward to working with GSA to identify a federal building for WindowSkin® installation. Being chosen in this year’s Green Proving Ground Program is a testament to the importance of the work we are doing to affordably reduce carbon emissions.”

Rachel Rosen, CEO & Co-Founder WexEnergy

See the GSA’s full announcement here.


What’s New with Nuravine

Nuravine founders Adrian Logan (left) Alex Babich (right)
Nuravine founders Adrian Logan (left) Alex Babich (right)

Shelby Thomoson, Sr. Community Manager at SecondMuse, sat down (virtually) with Nuravine’s CEO and Founder Alex Babich and CTO Adrian Logan to catch up with this Scale For ClimateTech Cohort One alum.

Nuravine covers all of its latest progress–Hydroponics and the legalization of marijuana in New York State, its move from Manhattan to Kingston, NY, and the state of its first product, the Alchemist–a hydroponic watering monitor that collects data on pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and oxidation reduction potential. The product’s now officially on the market!

Read the full post here.

PEKO Precision Products Inc. Featured in Rochester Business Journal for Scale For ClimateTech Partnership

PEKO Precision Products, Inc. was recently featured in the Rochester Business Journal for announcing itsstrategic partnership with Scale For ClimateTech. PEKO provides technical support and insight for Scale For ClimateTech cohort companies, specifically on design for manufacturing, protype refinement, manufacturing planning, third-party test and certification, and logistics.

“Contract manufacturers like PEKO are important assets in our innovation ecosystem for helping to bring new products to market that can make a difference in improving the climate for everyone in New York and beyond its borders,” said Mike Riedlinger, managing director of the Scale For ClimateTech program.

Find the full article here.

“Away We Grow” Pre-Orders Start at Re-Nuble

Do you have a hydroponic or soil-less farm? Looking for chemical-free, non-hazardous nutrients for your Tower Garden, Garden Farmstand, or other hydroponic (at-home) system? Re-Nuble’s hyper-concentrated, water-soluble, liquid organic hydroponic nutrients are sourced predominantly from sterilized vegetative waste. Re-Nuble Away We Grow 4-1-1 Concentrate Fertilizer pre-orders are available now at a deep discount, only for the month of June! 

Click here to watch a video customer review speaking to why it works so well. Click here to pre-order.

Scale For ClimateTech

Program Updates

Cohort 4 Recruitment Set To Open July 12!

Starting July 12, Scale For ClimateTech will begin accepting applications for Cohort 4 through September 13, 2021. This free program is designed for early-stage hardware companies that are developing products for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and looking to accelerate and de-risk their manufacturing process from prototype to production. Participation in the free six-month program—which will be held virtually with in-person opportunities as federal and state COVID-19 restrictions allows—entails a competitive selection process.

Cohort members receive a dedicated mentor, entry into the New York State hardware ecosystem, Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) assessments from industry experts, customized road map development, and introductions to strategic partnerships, investors, and entrepreneur-friendly contract manufacturers to commercialize technology in New York State and beyond. 

Learn more about the program here.

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Program Updates

Dan O’Connell’s Climate Tech Success Story

Dan O'Connell

Daniel O’Connell, Plant Manager of Plug Power’s Rochester Gigafactory, shares his story on starting American Fuel Cell, rapidly scaling production, and having his company acquired. Learn how Dan is positioning Rochester to become a leader in green hydrogen.

Dan participated in NEXUS-NY, an early-stage, climate tech, proof-of-concept center that laid the foundation for what is now Venture For ClimateTech.

Watch the full episode here.