NYS Manufacturing and Tech News Week of 4.15.19

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Arc of Schuyler receives grant for food manufacturing facility “Cargill storeroom manager and Cargill Cares community lead, Jerry Dunlavey, and Diana Warn presented The Arc of Schuyler a check for $20,000, the first installment of a three-year $60,000 pledge.” Read More Viatran achieves AS9100D certification “Earning this certification signifies Viatran’s ongoing commitment to meeting and exceeding increasingly stringent industry requirements …

Manufacturing Grants: New Online Application System will Launch May 1st

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After a combination of internal review and collecting feedback from applicants over the past two years, the May round of the Manufacturing Grants will launch with an improved online application process. This new system allows for a streamlined process for submission. Updates to the system include: Applicants will need to create a log-in and password. Organizational data obtained upon initial …

NYS Manufacturing and Tech News 4.1.19

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Rensselaer Digital Gaming Hub Celebrates First Semester as New York State Center of Excellence “Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is celebrating its first semester as part of a New York State Center of Excellence in Digital Game Development. Together with Rochester Institute of Technology and New York University, the center has received nearly $900,000 in new grant funding from New York to …

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Join FuzeHub at NY Manufacturing Conference 2019

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The New York State manufacturing industry has experienced an astounding 9.3% growth in exported goods from 2010 to 2017, according to the Center for Manufacturing Research. This is great news for the NYS manufacturing economy, especially for small businesses which make up nearly 95% of all New York manufacturing exporters. While the positive turn is encouraging, manufacturers know that this …

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A Key Resource: New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership

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While FuzeHub serves as New York’s statewide Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) center, there are 10 regional MEP centers operating in every corner of the state with the support of Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The NY MEP network provides an array of services to small and mid-sized …

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Ask an Expert: Noa Simons • Upstate Capital Association of New York

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For this edition of “Ask an Expert” we spoke with Noa Simons, Executive Director of Upstate Capital Association of New York, a non-profit that serves as a hub for connecting investors, lenders, professional advisors and companies seeking capital across upstate New York. In her role, Simons manages a robust membership network and convenes events on technology, trends and best practices for deal-making for a wide-ranging audience including investors, entrepreneurs, service providers and professional advisors.

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Where Entrepreneurs Thrive: NYS Innovation Hot Spots

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Each of New York State’s 10 economic development regions has an Innovation Hot Spot designated by Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR). Innovation Hot Spots coordinate regional entrepreneurial ecosystems to support startups and early-stage companies. They provide access to capital, mentoring, physical workspaces, networking opportunities, and technical services, and can offer tax benefits to client businesses. …

Success Story: Tidy Tots

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The founder of Tidy Tots, Sandra Beck, is an ardent environmentalist and mother. This concern for children’s safety and our environment’s health ignited her mission to make cloth diapering painless and hassle-free. Tidy Tots is able to, as Beck says, “bridge the gap between disposables and cloth diapers” without creating inconvenience. Part of this includes the exclusion of some frightening …

New York Business Plan Competition Returns

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On April 26, entrepreneurial college students from across the state will gather in Albany for the New York Business Plan Competition, vying for their share of over $50,000 in prize money. “FuzeHub is proud to sponsor this annual event, which gives student innovators from all over New York a platform unlike any other,” said Elena Garuc, Executive Director of FuzeHub. …