September 10 2018
General, R&D

$12.8M Awarded to Support R&D at Capital Region Tech Firms

Capital Region technology firms received more than 18 percent more in federal R&D seed funding, totaling $12.8 million in fiscal 2017, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of data on SBIR.gov.   SBIR and STTP Programs Eight Capital Region firms received $10.6 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funds and four

August 8 2018
R&D, Trade/Transportation

Innovation Drove Capital Region Export Growth

In 2017, exports from the Capital Region increased over the year by 2.6 percent, with its R&D to Commercialization Cluster driving most of that gain, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of data from the Brookings Institution’s 2018 Export Monitor. Innovation-Related Exports In 2017, nominal (current dollar) exports from the eight-county Capital

July 18 2018
Nanotechnology, R&D

Capital Region’s Inventors Were Listed on 19% More Semiconductor Device Patents in 2017

One in 20 semiconductor-related device patents1 awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) in 2017 can be traced back to a Capital Region inventor, according to a Center for Economic Growth review of patents listed in PTO’s Patent Full-Text and Image Database. Capital Region inventors’ tally of semiconductor-related device patents increased over the

January 11 2018
Nanotechnology, R&D

Capital Region Researchers Scored 1,000+ Semiconductor Patents in 2016

Capital Region inventors had a hand in more than 1,000 semiconductor device-related patents issued in 2016, and they played a lead role in more than three quarters of them. While the bulk of those patents were assigned to GLOBALFOUNDRIES and IBM, several other semiconductor and electronics companies with R&D operations, such as those at SUNY

January 10 2018
Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals, R&D

Capital Region Federal Life Sciences Grants Reach 4-Year High

Wadsworth Center scores most funding since FY2012 As New York State launched a $650 million initiative to grow its life sciences cluster, Capital Region academic institutions, nonprofits and private firms in fiscal 2017 netted their largest haul of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds in four years. Regionwide, NIH awarded 124 grants totaling $54.6 million,

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