Batavia Players theater troupe joins new Artisan Center at Mancuso Group's BIC/Harvester Center

The Batavia Players will take 3,200 square feet for performance space and a costume/prop shop at the new Artisan Center at the Harvester Center (also known as the Batavia Industrial Center). This facility is owned by our member Mancuso Business Development Group and generally recognized as the world's first business incubator.

The Artisan Center is designed to create closer connections between the arts and the business community at Harvester. You can read local coverage in the Batavia Daily News or the Batavian

Rochester newspaper highlights role of our incubator members in transforming the regional economy

Extending a series of recent articles touching on business incubators, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle has published an excellent review of how Rochester's economic future will be determined by entrepreneurial startup companies of the kind found at business incubators.

The article quotes William Destler, president of Rochester Institute of Technology, where our supporting member the Venture Creations incubator has been the subject of two other recent stories in the D&C, and which hosted our association's annual meeting last year, bringing a small international trade delegation to Rochester.

It also quotes Jim Senall, the president of High Tech Rochester, the University of Rochester affiliate that owns and operates our member the Lennox Tech Enterprise Center and manages on behalf of UR another member, the wet-lab equipped Rochester BioVenture Center. Jim was also recently invited to Washington to participate in a dialogue on innovation and entrepreneurship. 

Harriman Business Center incubator welcomes Breonics

Breonics, Inc., a bioengineering firm, will take 1,700 square feet and create three to five jobs at our supporting member the Harriman Business Center Incubator. Breonics is engaged in clinical trials across the nation of a perfusion technology designed to sustain the viability of organs targeted for transplantation, thus expanding the organ donation pool.

The new tenant was announced by Empire State Development, the state's economic development agency and corporate parent of the Harriman Research and Technology Development Corporation. HRTDC is redeveloping the state office complex at the Harriman Campus, as part of a program to position the Capital Region as a technology leader. For the full press release from Empire State Development quoting many of the partners in this development and explaining the role of the incubator and its close partners at SUNY's University at Albany, click the preceding link.

Congratulations to Breonics president Ernie Green, and also to HRTDC president Peter Wohl and vice president Richard Usas!


NYSERDA STEP releases January 2010 newsletter

Our supporting member NYSERDA's Saratoga Technology + Energy Park (STEP)® has released the January 2010 edition of its newsletter, available below as an attachment and very soon on the STEP website. Please take a moment to download it.

The issue features coverage of various activities related to building the STEP "knowledge community," including a recent session for campus career offices on internship opportunities for college students at STEP and its tenant companies. That session was facilitated by the BIA/NYS executive director. 



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