Innovation Hot Spots Blog

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. …

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NIST announces 2019 SBIR Funding

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In hopes of promoting both scientific and technical innovation, the US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its 2019 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Notice of Funding Opportunity. This grant opportunity gives businesses funding to participate in federal research and development with the potential for commercialization. In the past, this funding was limited …

New York’s Future in Digital Game Development Centers

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New York State is a key player in the global digital game development market with a $276 million piece of the action, and Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR) continues to encourage industry growth across the state. In 2016, NYSTAR designated three Centers of Excellence in Digital Game Development (formerly Digital Gaming Hubs). The three centers—located at New York University, …

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A Place for Start-Ups: New York State Certified Business Incubators

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At more than 20 locations across the state, early-stage companies are sharing physical space and administrative staff while benefiting from coaching, mentoring and networking opportunities; prototype development assistance; and access to capital and technical services. These businesses are taking advantage of the Certified Business Incubators supported by Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR). This statewide network …

Ask an Expert: Chris Horacek

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For this edition of “Ask an Expert” we interviewed Chris Horacek, Commercialization Expert for the New York State Science & Technology Law Center at Syracuse University College of Law, and Project Advisor for the Center’s Technology Commercialization Law Program (TCLP). 

Robotics Project Call Open Through June 20th

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The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (ARM Institute) has issued a project call that will fund technology development and workforce training activities in the field of robotics. Concept papers are due June 20th and full proposals are due August 29th. Any company that is interested in either developing or employing robotics technology is encouraged to reach out to FuzeHub’s Jeff …

Covering Your Assets When It Comes to Cybersecurity

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If you are a U.S. Department of Defense contractor, chances are you may already be aware of the importance of providing adequate safeguards for DoD’s covered and unclassified defense information which, at a minimum, must meet the cybersecurity standards described in NIST Special Publication 800-171.  DoD now requires all contractors to be fully compliant with their specific security requirements for …

Connecting Manufacturers to NIST Laboratories

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Federal labs are a wealth of resources for technology development, but small manufacturers rarely partner with them to advance their businesses. This FuzeHub blog post focuses on the labs of the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) and how manufacturers in New York State can take advantage of their expertise and facilities. NIST, a premier scientific institution, serves as …