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2019 Innovation Resources Directory

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CASE at Syracuse University

2-212 Center of Science & Technology 

Syracuse, NY 13244

- Phone: (315) 443-1060

- Website: case.syr.edu

- Year Established: 1984

- Organization Type: incubator, funding source

- Services/Resources Offered: forge university-industry research and development collaborations; engage students; deliver customized technology workshops and short-courses; host networking events; pursue funding opportunities; commercialize technology; facilitate access to University resources

- Industries Served: works with companies of all sizes, from any industry sector

- Director: Pramod Varshney

 

Central New York Biotech Accelerator (CNYBAC)

841 East Fayette St.

Syracuse, NY 13210

- Phone: (315) 464-9288

- Website: cnybac.com

- Year Established: 2011

- Organization Type: innovation center, incubator

- Services/Resources Offered: license state-of-the-art wet lab space, shared equipment, access to Upstate Medical University clinical and basic science expertise, access to Upstate Medical University core facilities, educational programming, service-provider network, mentor network, match resources, 200-plus seat theater and café event space rental, forge collaborative partnerships

- Industries Served: biotech/biomed commercialization startups

- Notable Initiatives/Success Stories/Events: CNYBAC is located in an Opportunity Zone and is a NYS-certified business incubator. CNYBAC licenses lab space currently to 16 commercializing clients who brought in over $19 million in investment funding in 2018. Several have gained SBIR grant funding. The Empire State Development grant-funded Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MDIC) supports early stage startups in a 6-month intensive mentorship and resource match program. Thus far it has graduated 10 teams with six startups selected for the 2019 program. 

- Total Admin. Staff: 1

- No. of CNY Offices: 1

- Total No. of Offices: 1

- Executive Director: Kathi Durdon

 

FuzeHub

25 Monroe St. Suite 201

Albany, NY 12210

- Phone: (518) 768-7030

- Website: fuzehub.com

- Organization Type: consulting/training provider

- Services/Resources Offered: provides New York state manufacturers with guided access to a network of industry experts, programs and assets to solve productivity, commercialization, research and development issues, and other challenges to growth

- Industries Served: small- to medium-sized manufacturing companies

- Notable Initiatives/Success Stories/Events: Commercialization Competition, New York State Innovation Summit 

- Executive Director: Elena Garuc

 

Griffiss Institute

725 Daedalian Drive

Rome, NY 13441

- Phone: (315) 838-1696

- Website: griffissinstitute.org

- Year Established: 2002

- Organization Type: incubator, consulting/training provider

- Services/Resources Offered: technology transfer, workforce education and training, STEM education

- Industries Served: advocates and facilitates the co-operation of private industry, academia, and the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate, in developing solutions to critical cybersecurity problems

- President: William Wolf

 

Integrated Electronics Engineering Center at Binghamton University
Integrated Electronics Engineering Center

Binghamton, NY 13902

- Website: binghamton.edu/ieec

- Year Established: 1991

- Organization Type: research center

- Services/Resources Offered: Reliability and Failures Lab, Smart Electronics Manufacturing Lab; collection of equipment open for students, faculty, and industry members use; archive of past and on-going industry research projects, knowledge-sharing, networking

- Industries Served: electronics

- Notable Initiatives/Success Stories/Events: Annual Electronics Packaging Symposium

- Director: S.B. Park

 

Kevin M. McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences

405 Weill Hall, Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853

- Phone: (607) 255-3756

- Website: mcgoverncenter.cornell.edu

- Year Established: 2008

- Organization Type: incubator

- Services/Resources Offered: lab equipment, office space

- Industries Served: life sciences

- Director: Lou Walcer

 

Koffman Southern Tier Incubator

120 Hawley St.

Binghamton, NY 13901

- Phone: (607) 777-5094

- Website: southerntierincubator.com

- Organization Type: incubator

- Services/Resources Offered: 35,000 square feet of offices, high-tech labs, and co-working spaces that encourage collaboration between members; access to financial, legal and regulatory resources and services

- Industries Served: energy, electronics, health

- Notable Initiatives/Success Stories/Events: Southern Tier Startup Summit; SUNY BEST; Think, Link, Launch

- Total Admin. Staff: 16

- Assistant VP for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development: Per Stromhaug

 

Launch NY

77 Goodell St., Suite 201

Buffalo, NY 14203

- Phone: (716) 881-8006

- Website: launchny.org

- Organization Type: funding source, consulting/training provider

- Services/Resources Offered: mentoring, proof-of-concept funding, business tools, resource network

- Industries Served: advanced manufacturing, biomedical, chemicals/materials, cleantech, consumer goods & services, food and beverage, IT & web technology, life sciences & pharmaceuticals, medical devices, mobile technology, nanotechnology, sensors

- President & CEO: Marnie LaVigne

 

Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Utica, NY 13502

- Phone: (315) 792-7547

- Website: http://nyssbdc.org/centers/centers.aspx?centid=13

- Year Established: 1986

- Organization Type: consulting/training provider

- Services/Resources Offered: one-on-one business counseling, business-plan development, startup assistance, sources of financing, government contracting assistance, training workshops, research services, and MWBE (Minority/Women-owned Business Enterprises) resources

- Notable Initiatives/Success Stories/Events: Since 1986, the advisors of the Mohawk Valley SBDC have worked directly with 13,521 businesses, helping them to invest $254.6 million in the area’s economy, and create or save 7,615 jobs. 

- Total Admin. Staff: 5

- No. of CNY Offices: 1

- Director: Roxanne K. Mutchler

 

Mohawk Valley
thINCubator

326 Broad St.

Utica, NY 13501

- Phone: (315) 520-8768

- Website: thincubator.co

- Organization Type: incubator

- Services/Resources Offered: offers programs to help generate better business ideas, refine, and accelerate startups (The Refinery), and meet other CNY creatives (MESH); also offers coworking

- Notable Initiatives/Success Stories/Events: The Refinery, MESH

- Co-Director: Stacey Smith
- Co-Director: Ryan Miller

 

New York Small Business Development Center — Watertown

1220 Coffeen St.

Watertown, NY 13601

- Phone: (315) 782-9262

- Website: watertown.nyssbdc.org

- Year Established: 1986

- Organization Type: consulting/training provider

- Services/Resources Offered: free confidential business counseling for new and existing businesses in Jefferson, Lewis, and Oswego counties, including business planning, marketing, financial assistance, government-procurement opportunities

- Notable Initiatives/Success Stories/Events: 190 jobs created, 146 jobs saved.

- Total Admin. Staff: 5

- No. of CNY Offices: 3

- Regional Director: Eric Constance
- Regional Director: Elizabeth Lonergan

 

North Country Innovation Hot Spot

65 Main St.

Potsdam, NY 13676

- Phone: (315) 268-3810

- Website: northcountryhotspot.com

- Organization Type: incubator

- Services/Resources Offered: office and lab space, press releases, business development, business-plan review, growth strategies, market channels, product development

- Industries Served: small and early-stage businesses

- No. of CNY Offices: 4

- Total No. of Offices: 7

- Director of the Shipley Center: Jamey Hoose

 

Praxis Center for Venture Development

350 Duffield Hall, Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853

- Phone: (607) 255-6032

- Website: https://pcvd.cornell.edu/

- Year Established: 2019

- Organization Type: innovation center, incubator, consulting/training provider

- Services/Resources Offered: Provides a launchpad for Cornell University based researchers to commercialize their technologies

- Industries Served: semiconductors, medical devices, enterprise software, chemicals, instruments, and many others

- Number of Businesses/Entrepreneurs worked with in 2018: 0

- Total Admin. Staff: 3

- No. of CNY Offices: 1

- Total No. of Offices: 1

- Administrative Academic Director: Robert Scharf
- Program Assistant: Sarah Adeyemo
- Associate Director: Roland Scott

 

Rev: Ithaca Startup Works

314 East State St.

Ithaca, NY 14850

- Phone: (607) 882-2400

- Website: revithaca.com

- Organization Type: incubator

- Services/Resources Offered: business mentorship, workspace, and startup resources

- Industries Served: any new or growing business that will create jobs in Ithaca and surrounding communities, mentorship is field-agnostic

- Notable Initiatives/Success Stories/Events: Events@Rev

- Executive Director: Tom Schryver

 

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at OCC

Mulroy Hall

Syracuse, NY 13215

- Phone: (315) 498-6070

- Website: onondagasbdc.org

- Year Established: 1986

- Organization Type: consulting/training provider

- Services/Resources Offered: business counseling, business-plan development, consulting, workshops, MWBE resources, cooperatives

- Notable Initiatives/Success Stories/Events: SBDC at OCC clients secured nearly $12.2 million in economic impact and created or saved 503 jobs

- Number of Businesses/Entrepreneurs worked with in 2018: 1,182

- Total Admin. Staff: 8

- Regional Director: Joan A. Powers

 

South Side Innovation Center (SSIC)

2610 South Salina St.

Syracuse, NY 13205

- Phone: (315) 443-8466

- Website: southsideinnovation.org

- Year Established: 2006

- Organization Type: innovation center

- Services/Resources Offered: Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP), supporting clients and tenants of SSIC; WISE Women’s Business Center for women seeking to start or grow a business; Syracuse Commercial Test Kitchen (COMTEK) to help food entrepreneurs launch businesses; START-UP NY/ Program for Investment in Micro-entrepreneurs (PRIME) supporting disabled and low-income entrepreneurs with training and assistance

- Industries Served: aspiring, new, and existing entrepreneurs, women, minorities, low income individuals, individuals with disabilities, and those interested in food product development and manufacture

- Notable Initiatives/Success Stories/Events: Syracuse Commercial Test Kitchen, Entrepreneurial Assistance Program, NX Level Training

- Total Admin. Staff: 2

- No. of CNY Offices: 1

- Director: El-Java Abdul-Qadir

 

SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

French Hall 201

Canton, NY 13617

- Phone: (315) 386-7312

- Website: canton.edu/sbdc

- Organization Type: consulting/training provider

- Services/Resources Offered: free direct counseling and a wide range of management and technical assistance services; helps startups develop a business plan, assist existing businesses prepare to expand, or offer resources for industry-specific topics

- Director: Dale Rice

 

SyracuseCOE

727 E. Washington St.

Syracuse, NY 13244

- Phone: (315) 443-4445

- Website: syracusecoe.syr.edu

- Organization Type: New York State’s Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems

- Services/Resources Offered: University and corporate R&D expertise, state-of-the-art R&D facilities, industry-led product development, exposure to funding opportunities, assistance with grant proposals networking and intellectual collisions, focused economic development programs, startup assistance, business attraction opportunities

- Industries Served: environmental and energy technologies

- Notable Initiatives/Success Stories/Events: SyracuseCoE Symposium

- Interim Executive Director: Laura J. Steinberg

 

TDO

445 Electronics Parkway, Suite 102

Liverpool, NY 13088

- Phone: (315) 425-5144

- Website: tdo.org

- Year Established: 1988

- Organization Type: consulting/training provider

- Services/Resources Offered: help manufacturers and technology entrepreneurs through lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, Toyota Kata, Quality Management Systems, global business development, technology commercialization, SBIR assistance

- Total Admin. Staff: 5

- No. of CNY Offices: 1

- Center Director: Jim D’Agostino

 

The Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP)

103 CAMP Building 5665

Potsdam, NY 13699

- Phone: (315) 268-2336

- Website: clarkson.edu/camp

- Organization Type: consulting/training provider, Center for Advanced Technology

- Services/Resources Offered: materials synthesis, materials processing, technology transfer, materials - computational methods, materials characterization, education & training

- Industries Served: industry, corporations, and government entities

- Co-Director: Devon Shipp
- Co-Director: Silvano Andreescu

 

The Tech Garden

235 Harrison St.

Syracuse, NY 13202

- Phone: (315) 470-1970

- Website: thetechgarden.com

- Year Established: 2004

- Organization Type: innovation center, incubator, funding source, consulting/training provider

- Services/Resources Offered: events, resources, programs

- Number of Businesses/Entrepreneurs worked with in 2018: 100

- VP, Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Rick Clonan

 

The Technology Farm

500 Technology Farm Drive

Geneva, NY 14456

- Phone: (315) 781-0070

- Website: thetechnologyfarm.com

- Organization Type: incubator

- Services/Resources Offered: “Flexible Technology” research building for entrepreneurs/startup companies and diversifying companies; multi-tenant flex space for mid-sized research and development companies; build-to-suit sites for large, mature companies ranging in size from 4 to 20 acres

- Industries Served: agriculture, food, and biotechnology

- Executive Director: John Johnson

 

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Syracuse District Office

224 Harrison Street

Syracuse, NY 13202

- Phone: (315) 471-9393

- Website: sba.gov/ny/syracuse

- Organization Type: federal agency

- Services/Resources Offered: Business counseling and training programs, access to capital, government contracting programs, disaster recovery, small business advocacy

- Industries Served: small business

- Notable Initiatives/Success Stories/Events: SBA Emerging Leaders program 

- No. of CNY Offices: 2

- Total No. of Offices: 68

- District Director: Bernard J. Paprocki

 

Upstate Venture Connect

235 Harrison St., #41

Syracuse, NY 13202

- Phone: (315) 235-1283

- Website: uvc.org

- Year Established: 2010

- Organization Type: consulting/training provider

- Services/Resources Offered: connects and empowers upstate New York entrepreneurs with the resources for building high-growth companies

- Notable Initiatives/Success Stories/Events: UNY50 Leadership Network, Upstate Unleashed Conference & Awards, UNY Event Calendar

- Founder & Chairman: Martin Babinec
- Co-founder & CEO: Nasir Ali

 

WISE Women’s Business Center

100 Madison St.

Syracuse, NY 13202

- Phone: (315) 443-8634

- Website: wisecenter.org

- Year Established: 2003

- Organization Type: consulting/training provider

- Services/Resources Offered: offers counseling, coaching, consulting, training, networking, and mentoring opportunities to women interested in launching or growing a business venture

- Notable Initiatives/Success Stories/Events: WISE Symposium

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