How Hardware Scaleup Helps
Establishing manufacturing processes for emerging clean technologies involves many cycles of iteration and development. It also requires manufacturers to develop new capabilities to support novel production and compliance requirements. This is an area where entrepreneurs typically lack knowledge, experience and resources, creating greater economic and business risks for all involved.
For example, products made by new or unproven manufacturing processes are more costly, prone to quality problems, may not perform the same, and take longer to get to market.
Hardware Scaleup addresses these challenges and more. It combines a rigorous process, expert hands-on help, and access to manufacturing and financial resources to positively impact the trajectory of startups that are innovating clean energy technology hardware.
Hardware Scaleup is funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to accelerate sustainable energy development. The program is administered by two organizations, and includes the expertise of a variety of partners.
- NextCorps—located in Rochester, NY—serves entrepreneurs and manufacturing partners in upstate New York
- Second Muse—located in New York City—serves entrepreneurs and manufacturing partners in downstate New York