New York Company Reaches Licensing Agreement with SUNY, Research Foundation
Michael Geronimo, 90, a WWII Veteran (US Navy) and resident of the Long Island State Veterans Home, tests out Professor Purwar’s new mobility assist device.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a licensing agreement between the Research Foundation for SUNY and Biodex Medical Systems for Mobility Assist, a device that was patented at Stony Brook University (SBU) that will help people who have trouble standing up or sitting down become more independently mobile.
“Having a New York company bring to market a life-changing product designed at our own SUNY system is the perfect example of what our state’s innovation agenda can achieve,” Governor Cuomo said. “Professor Purwar is emblematic of the intellectual capital at SUNY where talented students, faculty and researchers are developing cutting edge ideas in the classroom and laboratory that can become marketable assets and spur economic growth. There is boundless potential on SUNY’s campuses, and we want to continue to harness that asset to build new businesses, attract private investment and create jobs right here in New York State.”
Governor Cuomo announces NY Heals Initiative that brings together top researchers from public and private institution to prevent, treat, and cure a variety of diseases. Among the research institutions is a consortium of SUNY, medical universities, and IBM aimed at sharing technologies and research.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched the New York Hub for Emerging Applications in Life Sciences (NY HEALS) initiative, the first-ever statewide public-private collaborative research initiative that brings together top researches and technology leaders to enhance the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure of a variety of diseases. NY HEALS continues the Governor’s innovative-driven strategy to leverage the strength of New York’s world-class academic and research institutions.
“This new collaboration is another example of New York’s exemplary public and private academic institutions working hand in hand with the private sector to grow our state’s innovation economy,” Governor Cuomo said. “As NY HEALS demonstrates, our state continues to lead the way in developing cutting edge public-private partnerships, and advancing effective health solutions for a wide variety of diseases. I applaud the founding members of NY HEALS for coming together to make new progress in the fields of science and medicine, while also growing our economy.”
Cancer Detection & Treatment, Medical Imaging, Stroke Prevention, Climate Change Analysis among Funded Initiatives
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that seven research projects involving 10 SUNY campuses will each receive up to $100,000 from the SUNY Research Collaboration Fund, which supports research collaborations among campuses as part of the SUNY system’s strategic plan, The Power of SUNY. Among the funded initiatives are projects that seek to improve cancer detection and treatment, further medical imaging and diagnostics, and analyze the effects of climate change.
“Not only does the SUNY system provide quality, affordable higher education opportunities to New Yorkers – but it is also an engine of research and development to increase innovation and grow our economy in New York State,” Governor Cuomo said. “The projects receiving awards today showcase a wide range of areas being explored in campuses across the SUNY system, and they all have potential to leave a positive and lasting impact on our health, environment and society. I applaud these award recipients and look forward to seeing their projects progress.”
Delivers on State of the State Commitment to Select Top Tier Candidates at SUNY Colleges and Universities by Raising Academic Requirements for Entrance into Teaching Programs
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees has adopted a measure submitted by the SUNY Chancellor to require new admission requirements for incoming teachers at SUNY colleges and universities. This action by the Board delivers on the Governor’s 2013 State of the State commitment to continue to address teacher quality by raising the bar on recruitment standards.
“The quality of New York’s higher education system depends on having the best and brightest teachers in our classrooms teaching our students,” Governor Cuomo said. “These new admission requirements will help ensure that we are recruiting from exceptional candidates to educate our state’s students. I applaud this action by SUNY to continue striving for higher standards and better results.”
People used to say American manufacturing is dead. Those people are awfully quiet these days. In fact, according to Business Insider, for the first time in decades, the trend of relocating manufacturing offshore is starting to reverse, and SUNY schools have been paying attention.
In an effort to prepare for an influx of manufacturing jobs requiring highly-skilled workers, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo gave one initiative, (dubbed Retooling the Southern Tier) a green light this past June, in the form of a $15 million grant. The proposal was a collaborative effort between Alfred State, Broome Community College, Corning Community College, and Jamestown Community College to create expanded training programs in manufacturing in the Southern Tier.
“Alfred State has a history of supporting and working collaboratively with our sister colleges,” says John Williams, Alfred State’s Dean of the School of Architecture, Management, and Engineering. “As we reviewed the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program, we saw a clear opportunity to capitalize on each institution’s strengths in manufacturing and create infrastructure that would support manufacturing. As a baccalaureate institution with our incredibly robust programs at the Wellsville campus, Alfred State was the natural leader for the grant.” Continue reading →