Builds upon the State’s Innovation Agenda with First Network, “SUNY 4E,” to focus on Energy, Environment, Economics and Education
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the State University of New York will launch the first of four SUNY Networks of Excellence to support increased research collaborations between SUNY and industry partners in order to spur commercialization activities. This “SUNY 4E” network will focus on societal challenges in energy, the environment, economics, and education.
SUNY Networks of Excellence are part of Governor Cuomo’s Innovation Agenda that include START-UP NY, incubator “Hot Spots,” the New York State Venture Capital Fund and the NYS Innovation Network to foster entrepreneurialism and economic growth through public-private partnerships and give researchers the tools they need to bring their ideas to market.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today delivered his 2013 State of the State Address, outlining a comprehensive agenda that builds on the progress of the past two years to attract good jobs and economic growth, create a world-class education system that prepares the next generation for the future, and much more.
SUNY Board Chairman H. Carl McCall and Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher were in attendance and were able to offer a joint statement on Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address:
Governor Cuomo outlined a bold vision for New York that looks to fundamentally reshape the scope of our community colleges while incentivizing, among other measures, workforce training carried out in partnership with local employers. With a number of these programs already underway to meet the state’s workforce needs, we are confident that SUNY is equal to the task.