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

June 7 2017
Clean Technology, R&D

Brookings: Albany Metro Generates 2nd Most Wind Patents in US, 14th Most Solar

Area is a prolific producer of advanced (nano) green materials patents Cleantech innovation is blowing strong in the Albany–Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA), with a new Brookings Institution report showing local inventors generated the second greatest amount of wind energy patents in the nation between 2011 and 2016. The area also outshined most metros in

May 1 2017
Education/Training, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, R&D

Capital Region Becomes a Hotbed for Materials Engineering

Albany Has One of Nation’s Highest Concentrations of Material Engineers, is No. 1 for University Materials & Metallurgical R&D With the continued growth of the semiconductor industry, the Capital Region has become a magnet for materials engineers. The Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) now has the nation’s 8th highest concentration of materials engineers among metros

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