Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 1/23/17

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FuzeHub and Rensselaer to lead hub of federal robotics institute

“U.S. Department of Defense Awards $80 Million for New Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Institute Headquartered in Pittsburgh; Companies Invited to Consider Membership”
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Erie County IDA will keep Tonawanda manufacturers local

“A low-interest loan, provided by an affiliate of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency, has helped secure the future for two Tonawanda manufacturers.”
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P-TECH program will prepare students for manufacturing careers

“Students and stakeholders in the local P-TECH program celebrated the start of construction for what will become their permanent learning facility on East Benton Street in the city.”
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Optics manufacturer will remain in Dutchess County

“A new batch of high-tech machines, acquired through a partnership with Dutchess County and a state-funded manufacturing investment organization, is helping a technology company stay and grow in the region.”
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Seed funding gives NYC 3D-printing company new space and staff

“East Williamsburg’s Voodoo Manufacturing plans to build a new factory and bolster its management team after raising $1.4 million in seed funding from KPBC Edge and angel investors including David Karp, the CEO of Tumblr.”
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Rochester Venture Challenge continues to accept applications

“To participate in the Rochester Venture Challenge, companies must be for-profit and located in the nine-county Finger Lakes Region: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties.”
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Capital Region biotech startups receive funding from Biomedical Acceleration Commercialization Center

“Five local biotech startups received $25,000 from an innovation business plan competition.”
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Buffalo life sciences startups are awarded funding from accelerator program

“Two Buffalo-based startups have won $50,000 each through an accelerator program that provides venture capital, networking and mentoring services to promising life-sciences companies.”
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New CEO named to Mechanical Technology, Inc.

“Kevin Lynch has retired as president and CEO of Mechanical Technology Inc. in Albany, New York.”
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Oneida County vies for Taiwanese electronics manufacturer to occupy Marcy nanocenter

“Terry Gou, the CEO of Foxconn, which assembles iPhones for Apple among other contract work, told reporters Sunday in Taiwan that his firm is interested in investing $7 billion in a flat panel screen factory in the United States, an investment that could bring 30,000 to 50,000 jobs.”
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Long Island innovators announced

“Innovate Long Island has announced the winners of its annual Innovator of the Year awards, which recognize Long Island’s best and brightest ideas and the incredible people who have them.”
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State funding committed to Rochester is focused on clean energy, efficient manufacturing

“The state will spend $20 million over five years to bolster a recently announced manufacturing institute with operations at Rochester Institute of Technology — by far the largest of any other partner in the federal initiative.”
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NYS lawmakers are advocating for a “Made by New Yorkers” manufacturing program

“Some New York lawmakers are pushing a plan to bring manufacturing jobs to the state. They spoke about the proposed program at the Crucible Steel Plant in Geddes this morning.”
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Dairy manufacturing company opens in Binghamton, NY

“A new distribution facility is opening in Binghamton, bringing with it a few new jobs.”
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