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International Business Times visits BotFactory, a venture at NYU's DUMBO Incubator that is creating rapid-prototyping tools for electrical engineers

International Business Times recently visited BotFactory, a venture based at NYU's DUMBO Incubator that is developing an electronic-circuit printer.

Started by several former students at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, BotFactory is aiming to provide electrical engineers with rapid-prototyping tools analogous to the 3D printers now commonly used by industrial designers. For more information, see the International Business Times story and video.

Upstate news site visits Display Development, tenant at Mancuso Group's Harvester Center incubator

In a fascinating story that highlights how niche high-tech businesses can leverage business incubators, thedailynewsonline.com visited Display Development, a designer and integrator of custom, high-end video displays based at Batavia's Harvester Center, the flagship incubator of our member Mancuso Business Development Group. 

Since entering the incubator, Display Development has tripled in size to nearly 8,000 square feet, grown to a dozen employees around the nation, and built a multinational book of business, including celebrities like Derek Jeter. Founder Jim Burns told The Daily News he buys certain parts and services locally, including from other companies based in the repurposed industrial complex or nearby. For more, see the full story

Two firms with international ties land at UB Technology Incubator

Two high-technology firms with international ties, both attracted in part by strong materials-science research programs at SUNY's University at Buffalo, have established U.S. footholds at our supporting member the UB Technology Incubator:

  • Specialized NDE, based in Hamilton, Ontario, will use the incubator site to provide training and consulting services to its U.S. clients. The firm applies advanced technologies to non-destructive evaluation of materials used in a wide range of industries, including transportation equipment and energy transmission and storage. 
  • Nuenz Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of New Zealand-based Nuenz Ltd., will use space rented by its WNY partner InVentures Group to address U.S. customers for its nanofibers that enhance the performance of metals, ceramics and composites. More about InVentures Group here.

For more information, please see the university news release

 

ThermoLift and Sulfcrete, both clients of CEBIP clean-energy incubator at Stony Brook, announce awards

Two startup clients of the NYSERDA-sponsored CEBIP clean energy incubator at our supporting member Stony Brook University announced significant recognition for the technologies they are developing:

  • ThermoLift, which is developing a novel heat pump for cooling and heating applications, won the 2014 Ultra Light Startups Future Energy Competition held in conjunction with the high-profile ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in Washington. For more information, see the attached release.
  • Sulfcrete, which is developing technology to use waste sulfur from oil and gas refining into a cost-competitive high-performance concrete, won a $150,000 Phase I SBIR award from the National Science Foundation. Sulfcrete, a licensee of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), plans to use the funding to contract with BNL and Stony Brook University for detailed engineering toward construction of a commercial-scale facility. Sulfcrete is also supported by the NYSERDA Entrepreneur in Residence Program managed by our member High Tech Rochester. For more information, see the attached release.

Those interested in more information on CEBIP should register for our annual meeting, where program director David Hamilton will present. 

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