NYSTAR Regional Asset Meeting

RA Meeting

New York City

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Thursday April 27, 2017

9:00 am – 12:30 pm (8:30 registration and coffee)
Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator  | 630 Flushing Avenue, SUITE 704, Brooklyn, NY 11206

About the location: The G, J & M trains are all nearby. Entry is on the back side of the building through the parking lot off Tompkins Ave. Enter the building and head up to the 7th floor.

The NYSTAR Regional Asset Meetings are a series of events developed to enhance regional innovation ecosystems within New York State by fostering information sharing, collaboration, and visibility among NYSTAR-funded assets and partners.  Throughout NYS, NYSTAR advances technology innovation and commercialization primarily through its $58M portfolio of innovation assets based at higher education institutions and other non-profit organizations. These funded centers offer programs that assist companies from start-up through maturity, leveraging the state’s unparalleled investment in world-class technology assets and expertise.


8:30: Registration and Coffee
9:00 – 9:15: NYSTAR Welcome: Matt Watson, Director, NYSTAR
9:15 – 9:30: NYC Innovation Economy Overview: Maria Gotsch, President and CEO, Partnership Fund for New York City
9:30 – 10:15: Lightning Round: Asset Highlights (5-minute overviews using case study to illustrate)

  • CONFIRMED: Center of Advanced Technology: Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications and Distributed Info Systems, Gary Lomp
  • CONFIRMED: Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center: Industrial & Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC), Kinda Younes
  • CONFIRMED: Digital Gaming Hub: New York University, Frank Lantz
  • CONFIRMED: Innovation Hot Spot: New York City Innovation Hot Spot, John Blaho
  • CONFIRMED: High Performance Computing Consortium Partner: Mount Sinai, Eugene Fluder

10:15 – 11:00: Business Incubator Panel (1 minute self-introductions, and topical moderated discussion)

  • CONFIRMED: Brooklyn Biotech NYS Certified Business Incubator:  Eva Cramer
  • CONFIRMED: NYU Tandon School of Engineering Certified Incubator: Steven Kuyan
  • CONFIRMED: Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator at the Pratt Institute: Deborah Alden
  • CONFIRMED: Entrepreneur Space Incubator: Patricia Richter
  • CONFIRMED: NYDesigns at LaGuardia Community College, Tristan Bel
  • CONFIRMED: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: Justin Townsend

11:00 – 12:00: Lunch and Facilitated activity: What can we accomplish as a regional innovation ecosystem?
12:00 pm – 12:30: Networking


Please feel free to share with staff and partners in your Center, who would benefit from the meeting.  If you are a confirmed speaker, you do not need to register.