Potsdam startup wins $50K development grant for air quality sensor business
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:55 pm

POTSDAM – Potsdam Sensors LLC is a winner in the first FuzeHub Commercialization Competition held recently in Albany.

Seventeen entrepreneurs from across New York State competed before a live audience for the $250,000 in prize money. Five companies including Potsdam Sensors were awarded $50,000 each.

Potsdam Sensors has developed a new air quality remote sensor of airborne particles, a major EPA-recognized pollutant. The field-deployable IOT (Internet of Things) sensor promises accurate detection of airborne particles. It was developed with the help of the Shipley Center for Innovation at Clarkson University. Potsdam Sensors is located in the Peyton Hall Business Incubator at Clarkson.

The effort has attracted other financing for the startup.

In April, Potsdam Sensors was awarded a $225,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Technology Transfer Grant. Read that story here.

FuzeHub’s Commercialization Competition was developed to support startups in product development. The award funds must be used to produce or improve upon a working prototype or beta phase to enable the applicant to pursue additional investment and customers.