Next Generation Clean Tech Incubators
The Virginia Clean Energy Business Incubator, created a template for business incubators and economic centers involved with job creation and community transformation. Here at NICCE, we call these models "Next Generation Incubators," a subject we have studied for the past ten years. Using models and strategies developed by Dr. Inge with her team at Riverstone Technology Park in Halifax Virginia, NICCE is now working toward the implementation of the scaling the next generation incubator model to multiple communities and states in the USA. The scaledmodel of this program is part of the National Capitol Clean Energy Incubator, a 50,000-100,000 sq/ft facility now under development by NICCE.
What is a cost projection for the National Capitol Clean Energy Incubator?
Our team is currently raising $35 million for the program and to date, we have had great success with investors. The estimated capital cost of the project is $20 million and our annual operating budget is estimated at $5 million. Twenty site locations are currently being considered. In addition, NICCE is considering one of three states: North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Our site must be Class A or B, highly secure and include mix use spaces and room for building expansion in a commercial high tech business park. We are on a fast timeline and so we are only interested in existing facilities.
How many jobs will the National Capitol Clean Energy Incubator attract?
Dr. Inge has had good luck attracting companies to work with her and her team. Today, these companies are committed to being part of the larger national vision for the clean tech movement. One partnering semiconductor company is seeking to locate 199 people, while another solar company is seeking to bring some of its high level manufacturing from India to the USA. In addition to these opportunities, NICCE is currently seeking approximately 50 highly talented people to join the clean tech movement and to be part of the incubator's core staff of scientists, engineers, program managers and QA/QC team. These positions will be filled over the next 12 to 24 months with the bulk of the jobs in the scientific and engineering fields and a smaller percentage part of the executiveleadership team (the C suite). Several positions will be support and janitorial and the QA/QC team will be a third party company to support our projects.
How can I get a report or learn more about the incubator?
A full report and presentation of "Next Generation Incubators" is available to our clients only. If you are interested in developing a next generation incubator around technology, energy and or the environment, NICCE is youranswer. If you are seeking career opportunities with us, please e-mail Dr. Inge directly at email@example.com. If you desire to bring your technology to market and commercialize it, we can also be of assistance to you. We specialize in manufacturing site locations, community and state incentives and we help bring together funding that so many companies need so they can avoid the valley of death. We also validate technology using modeling and simulation and a stringent third party process to "prove" to investors that they will see ROI.
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Halifax Regional Hospital
The Halifax Regional Hospital commissioned the Virginia Clean Energy Business Incubator with developing a model for producing power from alternative energy sources. The study concluded that if the hospital decided to install the proposed system, it could realize a 60% financial savings per year. The capital investment for the system would be somewhere around $5 million.
Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (SECARB)
The SECARB coal group was created by the DOE to help determine the best approaches for capturing and storing carbon dioxide.
Researchers are currently examining the sequestration potential of unmineable coal seams in the Central Appalachians and the Black Warrior Basin in Alabama.
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy
DMME, the state agency responsible for regulation of the mineral industry, also provides mineral research information and advice on the wise use of resources.
More information about the DMME can be found here.
Virginia State University
Virginia Tech commissioned Virginia State University to look at the issue of growing certain crops as a feedstock for biofuels. The study is in publication and will be made available by NICCE in the coming months.
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