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,

December 7 2017
R&D

Capital Region Academic R&D Spending Rose 5.4% in FY2016

Region is the Northeast’s 8th Biggest and 6th Most Intense Spender on University Innovation   Academic research and development expenditures at Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) higher education institutions increased over the year by more than $28 million, or 5.4 percent. In fiscal 2016, eight local colleges and universities spent a total $562.4 million on

October 19 2017
Employment/Workforce, News, R&D

CEG Submits Proposal for Amazon to Thrive in Tech Valley

Amazon Promenade would straddle the Hudson, connect downtown Albany and Rensselaer   ALBANY – The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) today submitted to Amazon a proposal detailing development options situated in the heart of Tech Valley for its planned $5 billion second headquarters (HQ2). In response to Amazon’s RFP, CEG identified sites that satisfy Amazon’s

October 4 2017
Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, News, R&D

Business Connection Forum underway

Daily Gazette By: John Cropley ALBANY — The Business Connection Forum began Tuesday and will continue through Thursday at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany. The event, organized by the Center for Economic Growth in partnership with Silicon Europe Worldwide and NY Loves Nanotech, is designed as an opportunity for North American and European-based companies to

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