The Shipley Center for Innovation at Clarkson University is an entrepreneurial support hub that provides students, faculty, and local innovators with services that can help transform business ideas into real products and companies. Some of the services we offer include general business consultation, connections to subject matter experts, patent advice, targeted assistance from Shipley Center interns (websites, prototypes, etc), and opportunities to develop real-world business skills through workshops and microcredentials.
In addition to these services, the Shipley Center also manages more than 10,000 sq ft of business incubation space on Clarkson’s downtown campus. This space offers community for inventors and entrepreneurs to launch their companies in a supportive and flexible workspace while tapping into additional Shipley Center resources. As the designated New York State Innovation Hot Spot for the North Country, the Shipley Center also coordinates annual workshops throughout the region and provides ignition grants ($500 - $2,500) to help startup companies navigate the early stages of their entrepreneurial journey.