November 13, 2018 • 8:30AM-3:00PM • Rochester, NY

Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center • 123 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604

Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR) was awarded funding from the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment for an initiative to increase New York State companies’ competitiveness by assisting defense focused organizations with diversification efforts aimed at making them more resilient to Department of Defense spending fluctuations. NYSTAR funds over 70+ centers which can provide vital tools to organizations that otherwise would not be able to access such resources to accomplish the advancements needed for growth and diversification.

As part of this program NYSTAR will be holding a match-maker style event, where defense focused manufacturing organizations meet directly with hand-picked business and technology experts in one-on-one consultations. Attendees will be given the opportunity to meet with and learn about the expertise offered by such resources and see how this could fit into their diversification ideas and plans. Companies are encouraged to collaborate with these resources on diversification projects and talk about the potential support for the completion of such projects.

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Registration                                        8:00am

Welcome and Keynote 1                    8:30am

Matching Discussions                      10:00am

Lunch and Keynote 2                       12:30pm

Matching Discussion Continued      2:00pm

Event Concludes                               3:00pm

Who Should Attend

  • Small manufacturers (less than 500 employees) that generate
    30% or more revenue from the Department of Defense
  • Small manufacturers (less than 500 employees) that have received an
    SBIR/STTR award


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Room block code: G-ESDV Hotel room rate: $110 for the night of November 12, 2018

This room block will close October 26, 2018.


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