For detailed information on Southern Tier industry clusters, see ST8 CEDS report.


For information on the big Southern Tier Industry Cluster conference in October 2018, see Collaboration




Preliminary Notes for Southern Tier Industry Clusters



  • Southern Tier Cluster Coordinator: Tom Kowalik
  • Tier Energy Network (aka: TEN)
  • Energy production
  • Energy utility services
  • Energy transmission and energy distribution
  • Energy storage
  • Energy services, including energy and environmental consulting, energy infrastructure maintenance, and energy installation services
  • Energy efficiency programs for residential homes, commercial enterprises and industrial facilities
  • Energy management software and cloud services
  • Energy-related products manufacturing
  • Smart and advanced manufacturing requiring less energy usage
  • Energy-related professional workforce development, energy college courses, energy research, and energy-related labs at Binghamton University, Cornell and others
  • 76West clean energy competition
  • Southern Tier incubators with energy focus
  • Entrepreneurial support services for energy-related startups, including rapid target marketing activities related to the commercialization of innovative research
  • Financial services companies with energy efficiency loans and other energy-related programs
  • Venture capital firms and other lending institutions with an energy investment focus
  • Energy information – local and global company and industry information for a wide array of alternative power sources, including: solar; wind; hydroelectric; hydrogen; fuel cells; geothermal; methanol; steam; polymer electrolyte membranes; tidal power; fuel cells; ethanol; landfill gas; bioenergy; combined heat and power; a wide array of battery types; energy storage; capacitors; thermoelectric power; medium-voltage distribution; grid automation; low voltage products; surge and electric power quality products; power transmission; power management and real time energy management; and lots of innovative solutions. For information on 700 energy-related industries, see Industry Building Blocks.
  • For a list of Southern Tier companies like Imperium3 associated with the energy cluster, contact Tom Kowalik or Southern Tier 8
  • Southern Tier energy-related disaster planning by public and private organizations to prepare for possibility the electric grid goes down for a significant time.
  • Energy networking opportunities with global researchers and industry experts via LinkedIn:
    . Energy, Utility & Environmental Services group ~ 2,000 members
    . Chemicals Manufacturing group ~ 5,000 members

INDUSTRY CLUSTER – Agriculture. Food, Craft Beer, Wine & Liquor


INDUSTRY CLUSTER – Advanced Materials & Manufacturing



Subindustry and mini industry cluster launch pads with sample companies:


See ST8 for aligning 2,500 Southern Tier companies with top 20 Southern Tier Industry Clusters