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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 1

College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering partnership with SUNYIT

Directed by the SUNY 2020 Plan, the Computer Chip Hybrid Integration Partnership (CHIP) is a cross-regional, high-tech venture partnership between CNSE and SUNYIT in Utica.   The CHIP has resulted in the development of the Computer Chip Commercialization Center, or QUAD-C at SUNYIT, which is funded with $92.5 million in New York state capital funds, along with a capital investment from Intel, SEMATECH, and IBM.

The Computer Chip Commercialization Center is slated to be completed and operating in the next couple years and will support nearly a thousand jobs.  For the students, the benefits are deeper: expanded programs around nanotechnology and yet another attraction to bright prospective students.

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Maxwell Morgan

Written by Maxwell Morgan

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

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