Local Technology News

The 2018 New York State Business Plan competition was held on Friday, April 27th at the Zen Building of SUNY Polytechnic University. 120 teams from approximately 75 institutions of higher education from all over New York State competed for cash prizes and prestige at the 9th installment of this event. (In the last issue of … Read More »

The BizLab in Schenectady has scheduled its second in its BizLab eXpert Workshop Series on May 15th, featuring Eric Leander of The Wagoner Firm, a member of the BizLab’s BizHub Advisors.

New council on Artificial Intelligence (AI) created at Harvard and with Bank of America to address critical issues likely to arise from the growth of AI.

What is the next step after making your city a smart city? Smart city experts say it is “Data” which is called the new bacon-taste but dangerous.

Highlights the startup competitions and long term tech successes in this region.

The Blackstone LaunchPad hosted the 2018 Innovation Competition at the Massry Center for Business at UAlbany on April 20th. This two stage competition was open 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.

Under writing and volunteer interns

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Historic Albany Foundation Protects Historic City

The Historic Albany Foundation is Albany's historic preservation organization which actively organizes the citizenry of Albany to preserve the important historic assets of the City of Albany, one of the first cities in the New World.

Columbia County Land Trust

Columbia County is situated southeast of Albany, stretching roughly from Kinderhook and Stuyvesant in the northwest corner down to Ancram in the southeast. Rich in agricultural heritage and natural beauty, it is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes. There’s hiking, fishing, bird watching, boating and a great deal of scenic open space, habitat and diverse ecosystems. The Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) is dedicated to ensuring that these qualities endure.

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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.

Cap Chip web site is going to make available to the public timely and interesting information on emerging technology, startups, tech leaders and tech’s dynamic impact on our communities and the region’s economy. It will help readers to understand the dynamics of tech development, environment and community life and welfare.