You’re Invited to the NYS Innovation Summit

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FuzeHub invites you to join us for the New York State Innovation Summit on October 7-8, 2019 at the Rochester Convention Center in Rochester, New York. In collaboration with Empire State Development’s (ESD) Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR), we’re hosting this multi-day event for NYS organizations that want to showcase and discover new and emerging technologies that support innovation and drive business growth.
Whether you’re a startup, an entrepreneur, an economic developer, or an established manufacturer, the NYS Innovation Summit is for you. NYSTAR-funded assets, as well as government and university resources, are also invited to attend this two-day event, which is part of the NYSTAR Annual Meeting. The following sections explain why you should attend and how to register so that you can take advantage of discounts and make the most of your event experience. The sooner you sign-up, the more you’ll save.
Why You Should Attend
The NYS Innovation Summit features expert speakers on timely topics and exhibit space for cutting-edge companies. Choose from three technology tracks and attend the breakout sessions that most interest you:

  1. Disruptive Technologies
  2. Commercialization
  3. Sustainability & Energy

You’ll also learn valuable lessons at the general sessions – and the agenda continues to grow.
Here’s a look of what you’ll learn
Day 1 Preview
For all event participants, morning registration and exhibits are followed by a lunchtime update from ESD. There’s also an opportunity to listen to speed pitching by a select group of NYS innovators, a general session called “Risks & Rewards of Emerging Technology”, and an evening welcome reception and exhibit.
The day’s Disruptive Technologies track includes breakout sessions called “The Intersection of IoT and AI” and “Critical Materials for the U.S. Economy”. The presenters for the second session, which will cover rare earth elements (REEs), are Steven J. Duclos of GE Research and Eric Williams of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
The Commercialization Track features a breakout session called “Navigating Start-Up Capital” that will cover some of the most important things that entrepreneurs need to succeed. The presenters include Colin Touhey of PVILION and Josh Aviv of SparkCharge. The menu for the Sustainability & Energy track is a breakout session called “The Future of Food”.
Day 2 Preview
After exhibits and breakfast, Day 2 begins in earnest with a keynote presentation by Michael G. Field, CEO of The Raymond Corporation, called “Technology and the Workforce of Tomorrow.” Named to Fast Company’s 2019 Most Innovative Companies list, The Raymond Corporation is using its Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator to enhance the education of forklift operators.
“Advances in Manufacturing,” a presentation about Manufacturing USA® by Mark Poliks, Director of the Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing (NextFlex) at Binghamton University, will follow. Later, a lunchtime keynote speaker will provide an exclusive industry perspective. Kirk Marcolini, President of InteliSpark, will present “Funding Your Innovation” later that afternoon.
The day’s Disruptive Technologies track features breakout sessions called “Trends in Biotechnology” and “New Waves of Materials for Additive”. Dr. Bradley Ringeisen of DARPA is the speaker for the first session. Denis Cormier of RIT’s AMPrint Center, Scott Vader of Xerox, Prabhjot Singh of GE Research and Scott Volk of Incodema 3D are the presenters for the second session.
The Commercialization track stars “Journey of a Hardware Start-up”, an event that entrepreneurs won’t want to miss. The speakers are Dan Radomski of Optimal, Inc. and Michael Riedlinger of NextCorps. The Sustainability and Energy Storage track will cover “Energy Storage” with speakers and details to follow.
How to Register
Along with expert presenters from the public, private and university sectors, the NYS Innovation Summit will host exhibitors, attendees and sponsors. Which role is right for you? The following sections explain.
NYS companies are invited to participate as exhibitors if they are developing, commercializing or selling products or services in the following areas:

  • Advanced materials
  • Advanced manufacturing (additive, automation and robotics, digital manufacturing & design)
  • Cleantech and energy innovations
  • Nanotechnology, electronics, and photonics
  • Digital technology (AI, Big Data, IoT) and media and gaming technology
  • Life sciences and biotechnology

Complete this form to register as an exhibitor. When you answer the “Why would you like to exhibit?” question, make sure to describe the technologies you’re advancing and what you’d like to showcase at your exhibit table. The cost is $275 and includes a free pass to the event.
NYS companies that do not wish to attend as exhibitors – or that do not meet the criteria listed above – are welcome to participate as attendees. NYSTAR funded assets and partners are invited to ask FuzeHub for a comp code and book rooms as part of a hotel block.
Complete this form to register as an attendee. The cost depends on when you register and whether you’ll join the NYS Innovation Summit for one day or two. The Early Bird rate expires on July 22, so don’t wait until summer’s over if you plan to join us in October.
Finally, the NYS Innovation Summit provides opportunities for sponsors who want to connect with this exclusive audience of innovation-minded professionals. Choose from Bronze, Silver and Gold packages, and contact FuzeHub for more information.


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