The Enhancing Nanotechnology Advances in Businesses Leveraging Energy (ENABLE) project, created by E2TAC at the College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering (CNSE), University at Albany, is funded through the National Science Foundation's Accelerating Innovation Research program. This technically advanced, two year program began May 2011.
ENABLE assists researchers’ close collaboration with three companies (Magnolia Solar, Resource Management Technology Systems, and MTECH Laboratories) and regional innovation partner NYSERDA to build on the emerging innovative ecosystem in New York State. The team represents a carefully crafted partnership that offers entrepreneurs, scientists, innovators and inventors the highest levels of business acceleration services to enable integration and scale-up of graphene-based materials into electrodes for solar cells, smart windows and ultracapacitors.
Research objectives are based on industry input to improve performance/cost targets, achieving milestones and economies of scale by increasing process throughput, yield and reliability over large areas. Industry partners are provided access to facilities, scientific research, proven business commercialization and acceleration experience, prototyping capabilities, along with executive mentoring and training activities. The goal of ENABLE is to quickly transition recent developments in graphene research into clean-energy based commercial products for company partners.