Digital tech and the manufacturing workforce

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Are robots taking our jobs away?  Is the rapid pace of technology advancement going to swallow up small manufacturers?  Where will we find workers amongst this chaos?  Hold on—it’s not what you fear. Check out this interview with Michael Fornasiero, Manufacturing USA Specialist at Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR), who was recently interviewed by Smart …

New Empire State Development Grant Programs

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Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR) has made available two temporary grant programs. In both grant programs, companies can apply directly for funds, or organizations providing assistance to eligible companies can apply. Awards are for a maximum of $50,000 and require 20% cost share.

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Ask an Expert: John Wen, Head of Industrial & Systems Engineering, RPI

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For this edition of our “Ask an Expert” series, we interviewed Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Dr. John Wen, who plays a leadership role in the new Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Institute.

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Manufacturing USA

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FuzeHub’s mission is to help small and mid-sized manufacturers in New York State grow through connections to technical and other resources. Over the past few years, the U.S. government has invested in a new wave of technical assets and expertise to stimulate manufacturing innovation—including significant new capabilities in New York State. This report summarizes this federal program, known as Manufacturing USA. …

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Federal Funding Will Spur Innovation and Economic Growth in NY

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“Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that six New York organizations were recently awarded nearly $2 million in federal funding from the United States Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to promote innovation and strengthen economic growth initiatives. Three of the awardees are centers supported by ESD’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR).”