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Welcome to the Spring Issue of the Innovation E-Review.On April 15th, the New York State Science and Technology Law Center and the New York Academy of Sciences hosted a conference titled: Building Human Capital to Drive New York’s Innovation Economy. Representatives from universities, venture capital funds, government, and industry lead discussions… Read More»

Resource Spotlights: Upstate Connectivity

The development of professionals with appropriate experiences and skills is certainly crucial to a successful innovation economy. Another equally important aspect is creating and utilizing connections. The conference highlighted the importance of investment resources in building these connections. Two resources striving to establish an economy based on innovation in the… Read More»

The New York Academy of Sciences

The New York Academy of Sciences is located directly north of the world trade center site in New York City. It was founded in 1817 and “works to advance scientific knowledge, mobilize science to address major global challenges, and increase the number of scientifically informed individuals in society”. Their website… Read More»

Company Profile: First Round Capital

When shopping for funding, a startup company is well served to identify investment firms able to provide resources as well as money to the company.  Investors with a team approach among its partners, a network of contacts, and experiences and successes in the technical area, are able to invaluable practical assistance… Read More»

Experiential Learning in Technology Commercialization

Many programs in New York State share the philosophy that experiential learning opportunities offer a unique and valuable way for students interested in technology commercialization to learn. Because of the “win-win” nature of these programs, an increasing number of research universities in New York offer some sort of experiential learning opportunity.  The… Read More»

Cornell NYC Tech

In December 2010, New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg launched Applied Sciences NYC, an initiative to partner with a top institution to develop a new or expanded applied sciences and engineering campus in New York City. The city would supply land, Roosevelt Island in the East River, up to $100 million capital,… Read More»

Legislative Update

This month’s legislative update comes from the Syracuse University Office of Office of Government and Community Relations with thanks to Diana Napolitano.   The budget was relatively good to higher education, adding $70M in new funds for higher ed. Opportunity programs were increased by about 3%, reversing a five-year trend… Read More»

NYS Events: SmartStart UNYTECH Venture Forum

2013 SmartStart UNYTECH Venture Forum   Marketed and recognized by many East Coast and Mid-Atlantic venture funds as the place to discover new Upstate NY technology companies, the SmartStart UNYTECH Venture Forum is being held in Albany May 15th and 16th. Each year the forum recognizes standout company presentations with Best Business… Read More»