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    Throughout New York State, NYSTAR (Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology & Innovation) advances technology development and commercialization primarily through its $58 million 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.

    These regional events bring together these organizations to foster information sharing and collaboration, and give manufacturers and technology companies the opportunity to find out how they can leverage their capabilities, facilities, and world-class expertise.


    9:00 am– 9:30 am: Welcome

    Matt Watson, Director, NYSTAR
    Christina Orsi, Associate VP for Economic Development, UB

    9:30 am – 11:00am: Lightning Round: Asset Highlights (5-minute pitches)

    Center for Advanced Technology
    Jeffrey Dunbar, Director, Technology Transfer  & Co-PI, UB Center for Advanced Technology in Big Data & Health Sciences
    Alan Rae, Director, Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology at Alfred University

    Center of Excellence
    Norma J. Nowak, PhD, Executive Director, UB Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences
    Mark Swihart, PhD, Executive Director, UB Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics

    Manufacturing Extension Partnership
    Ben Rand, President,  Insyte Consulting

    Hot Spot & Incubator 
    Thomas Murdock, Manager, Incubator Network, WNY Incubator Network (WIN)

    High Performance Computing  
    Thomas Furlani, PhD, Director, Center for Computational Research
    Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, University at Buffalo

    11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Lunch and Tour of Buffalo Manufacturing Works

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        Time, Date, Location

        June 13, 2018


        NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences

        Commons (for presentations)
        Bridge (for lunch)

        701 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203