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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