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SUNY Leads the Way to 21st Century Innovation

SUNY leads the way to 21st century innovation.

Over the past decade, New York’s Upstate, Central, and Western regions have been transformed from retired industry into technical paradises.  From the entrepreneurial and medical hubs in the greater Buffalo region to the biomedical advancements and investments taking place in the Rochester/Syracuse area to the nanotechnology revolution in the Mohawk Valley continuing east to the Capital Region, New York State’s economical and educational outlook is bright and prosperous.

UAlbany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s CEO Alain Kaloyeros recently named this trailway of technology when talking to the Times Union:

Kaloyeros is calling [the new drug discovery research and development center] “the high-tech mall.”

And he dubbed the corridor linking Albany and Buffalo the “21st century high-tech innovation canal,” echoing the role the Erie Canal played in an earlier era.

These unique private-public partnerships have garnered international attention, including from President Barack Obama, Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, and countless national news outlets.

The educational institutions spanning the corridor are vehicles for the success of the innovation and SUNY campuses are leading the way.  Throughout the next six weeks, we’ll get you up-to-speed on the latest technology investments, partnerships, and developments.

Computer Chip Hybrid Integration Partnership | SUNY Upstate and SUNY ESF Biotechnology Research Center | Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus | The Capital Area Tech Valley


Week 2

SUNY Upstate Medical SUNY ESF Biotech Research Center

Upstate Medical University and SUNY ESF Biotechnology Accelerator

The Central New York Biotech Accelerator in Syracuse is a highly-specialized accelreator dedicated to helping biotech and biomedical for-profit companies become successful and commercialize their products.  The project utilizes the research and insight of Upstate Medical University, Central New York’s only academic medical center, and SUNY ESF, a top-rated college focused on environmental and biological research, to help turn discoveries into commercialized products and services.

When completed next year, the facility will include 18 independent laboratory-office modules that will house more than 100 scientists, technicians, and entrepreneurs.  Most importantly, the research center will host a full complement of business support services in order to ensure the highest success rate among the start-ups.

VISION: The CNY Biotech Accelerator strives to be a globally recognized nexus for accelerating biomedical and bioindustrial products to market.

MISSION: To support university-industry partnerships that discover, develop and deploy innovative products for the bioscience marketplaces. The CNY Biotech Accelerator will provide growth-oriented companies essential business acceleration services and access to industry-specific development resources.

Funding for the accelerator comes from the Governor’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative; Governor Cuomo said last year that this “project will capitalize on the region’s strength in biotechnology and galvanize its potential as a world-class center for biomedical services and bioscience.”


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    Written by Maxwell Morgan

    Maxwell was a Coordinator of Digital Engagement for The State University of New York.

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