NYSTAR 2017 Annual Meeting

New York’s leadership in the global innovation economy is due in significant part to the important work of the centers supported by Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR). Join your colleagues from across this powerful network at the NYSTAR Annual Meeting in Ithaca, NY on October 24-25, 2017. This two-day event is a premier opportunity to deepen your knowledge of other centers’ programs and expertise and learn about new innovation-related state initiatives and funding opportunities. The agenda will also include guest speakers, asset highlights and tours, and sessions on NYSTAR program and contract requirements.


Tentative Agenda

Day 1 – October 24 | Location: Coltivare Culinary Center. 235 S. Cayuga Street, Ithaca

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Welcome

Matt Watson, Director, NYSTAR

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm:  ESD and NYS Updates

Judith Tholl, Empire State Development (Matching Program Update)
Sarah Alkire Skweres, Empire State Development (DoD Project Update)
Ryan Silva, Executive Director Designate, New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC)
Marc Alessi, Executive Director, Business Incubator Association of New York State
Erica Iannotti, Project Manager, Technology to Market, NYSERDA

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm:  Keynote Presenter
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Company Success Story

Joe Ambrosio, General Manger and Chief Technology Officer, Unique Technical Service

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Break
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Asset Highlights: Lightening Round 1
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Federal Landscape & Funding Opportunities
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Welcome Reception (Location: Rev Ithaca Start Up Works,  314 E State St, Ithaca)

Day 2 – October 25 | Location: Cornell Campus, Biotechnology Building G10, 526 Campus Rd, Ithaca, (next to Weill Hall)

7:30 am – 8:30 am: Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:30 am – 8:40 am: Welcome

Emmanuel Giannelis, Vice Provost for  Research, Cornell University

8:45 am – 9:30 am: NYSTAR Welcome and Update

Matt Wastson, Director, NYSTAR

9:30 am – 10:15 am: Asset Highlights: Lightening Round 1

Manufacturing Extention Partnership  (MEP): Ben Rand, President, Insyte Consulting
Center for Excellence (COE)
: Edward Bogucz, Director, Syracuse COE
Incubator: Amy Johnson, Director, Biomedical Acceleration and Commercialization Center, AMC
Center for Advance Technology (CAT): Alan Rae, Alfred University

10:15 am – 10:45 am: Break
10:45 am – 11:30 pm: Asset Highlights: Lightening Round 2

Digital Gaming Hub: Dylan McKenzie, Director of our Incubator Program, NYU Game Center
Matching Program:

11:30  – 11:45 pm: FuzeHub Update

Everton Henriques, NY MEP Solutions Manager

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch (Location: Statler ballroom)
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm:  Breakout Sessions
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm:  Optional Tours: CAT/BRC, McGovern, CCMR, CNF

Hotel Accommodations

The Hotel Ithaca, 222 South Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-272-1000

Please note:

• Rooms are being held at $124 per night through Tuesday, September 19, 2017
• Reservations by phone at: 607-272-1000 (mention FuzeHub room block)
• Reservations after Tuesday, September 19, 2017 will be provided based on space and rate availability.
• Check-in time is 4:00 PM. Check out time is 12:00 PM
• Parking is only available offsite. A privately owned parking garage is located directly across the street from the main entrance of the Hotel. The Hotel guest is responsible for any parking fees incurred.