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 11 2018
Employment/Workforce

Capital Region Startups Regain Employment Momentum

Capital Region startups (0- to 1-year-old firms) are regaining the employment momentum, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) Explorer. Capital Region In 2016, privately owned startups employed 12,209 workers throughout the eight-county Capital Region, up 827 jobs, or 7.3 percent, from the previous

January 11 2018
General

Success Story: Talent Connect Serves as Professional Networking ‘Lynchpin’ for Spouse of new RPI VP

      Capital Region newcomers Richie and Bruce Hunter In June of 2016, Bruce and Richie Hunter moved from Houston to Rensselaer County after Richie was appointed as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Vice President of Strategic Communications and External Relations. Having previously lived in Colorado and California, the Hunters were accustomed to transplanting their family,

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

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