Local Technology News

Statewide Business Plan Competition that has been held since it started in Albany is in jeopardy. The annual statewide Business Plan Competition that has had 2,100 students from more that 70 New York’s colleges and universities pitch their business activities at a competition in Albany at the Zen building at what was the Nano College. … Read More »

The Blackstone LaunchPad will host the 2018 Innovation Competition at the Massry Center for Business at UAlbany on April 20th from 9AM to 4PM. This two stage competition is ope to all enrolled undergraduate and graduate students from UAlbany.

Highlights from the presentation by Frank Poore at the BizLab-Clarkson Luncheon given in March 2018.

Lisa Advila, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Kitware will be the speaker at the April 26th BizLab-Clarkson Luncheon.

The Sage Collegess receives grant from U.S. EPA for its development of a sustainable technology to solve current and public health challenge.

The Tech Valley Center of Gravity in Troy opened a new Prototyping Center and Manufacturing Incubator at its makerspace.

Albany High School claims victory at the regional level in the 2018 New York Tech Valley Regional Robotics Team event. It will next participate in Detroit against teams from around the nation and the world.

Startup TECH valley will hold his monthly startup event in Schenectady in April at Schenectady County Community College on April 4th.

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The historic, scenic and artistically creative Capital Region was one of the birth places of the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century. Today it is emerging as a dynamic center of tech innovation and entrepreneurialism. It has in a variety of communities and in diverse sectors including IT, nanotechnology/semiconductors/bio/life sciences and energy security.

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