February 10 2022
Research & Development

NIH Awards $73.6M for R&D in the Capital Region

Stemcultures gets 1st NIH grant, Regenerative Research Foundation sets institutional record COVID-19-related research and development helped push the total amount of National Institutes of Health grants awarded to Capital Region institutions and firms to its third greatest amount in the past decade, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG)

December 14 2021
Research & Development

As Congress Eyes New ARPA, Capital Region Has $170M+ in Advanced Research Projects

As Congress debates whether to pursue a new federal agency dedicated to cutting-edge R&D “to transform health and medicine,” the Capital Region’s economy is already being boosted by other federal Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) initiatives for defense and energy applications. In fact, in 2021 Capital Region firms were working

October 18 2021
Advanced Materials, Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals, Clean Technology, Employment/Workforce, General, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, Research & Development, Software/Gaming/IT

Capital Region Industry Fliers – 2021

See CEG’s latest industry profiles below. These new promotional materials provide business leaders and talent with insights into the strength of the regional economy and why they should relocate or expand here. Select the link on each image to download the flyer. The following industry fliers are available for download:

October 15 2021
Clean Technology, Research & Development

NY and US Renewable Energy R&D Funding Nearly Doubles for Capital Region Businesses

Offshore wind (OSW) and hydrogen fuel cells sent state- and federally funded renewable energy research and development by Capital Region businesses into overdrive in 2020. Last year, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) awarded $18.6 million in renewable energy R&D

October 15 2021
Entrepreneurship, Research & Development

Capital Region Firms Netted $15.5M in SBIR & STTR Funds in 2020

Fifteen Capital Region small businesses received $15.5 million in federal seed funding grants for research and development in fiscal 2020. That included a record annual sum from the National Science Foundation (NSF), according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis of SBIR.gov data. SBIR/STTR The SBIR program helps stimulate small

September 15 2021
Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals, Research & Development

The Research Connection – September 2021: Aging-Related Technologies Research Edition

 Featured university R&D projects: A simple test for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease Uncovering new treatment strategies for dementia Understanding the origins of Alzheimer’s disease This edition’s contributors: SUNY Research Foundation University at Albany SUNY Polytechnic Institute SUNY Empire State College  A simple test for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease Until recently, tests to

June 21 2021
Research & Development

The Research Connection – May, 2021: Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Edition

Featured university R&D projects: The Rensselaer-IBM Artificial Intelligence Research Collaboration Combating Fake News with Artificial Intelligence Combining Neuroimaging and Artificial Intelligence to Help Veterans Applying AI Research to COVID reopening plans Empowering Health Care Facilities to Monetize Efficiency A New Tool to Detect Deepfakes AI-Guided Robots Potential Solution for Plastic

February 11 2021
General, Research & Development

Businesses Spent This Much More on R&D at Capital Region Colleges and Universities

R&D funded by businesses up 51% at RPI, 39% at SUNY Poly Increased business funding helped fuel a 6.9 percent increase in research and development spending at Capital Region colleges and universities in 2019, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of new data from that National Center

February 8 2021
Clean Technology, Research & Development

The Research Connection – February, 2021: Climate Change Edition

Featured university R&D projects: Detecting abandoned gas wells New tool to visualize climate change Next generation perovskite solar cells Integrating solar energy into the power grid Changing the way buildings use energy A green approach to the plastic pollution crisis app Energizing the future Engineering a better world using mirrors,

January 12 2021
Research & Development

Capital Region’s Academic R&D Footprint Spans 1.5M Square Feet

Skidmore set to double R&D space with CIS, Ualbany preps ETEC for June opening The Capital Region’s academic research and development footprint spanned 1.5 million square feet in 2019 and promises to stretch farther with several building projects in the pipeline. Most notably among those developments are the University at

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