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The purposes of BIA/NYS, Inc., are:
  • to expand the resources available to start-up companies and to work with policy-makers on matters affecting the growth and development of incubator-based enterprises;
  • to promote through cooperation and on a broadly integrative basis the educational and entrepreneurial activities of incubators within the state; and
  • to establish a structure and ongoing process to network business incubators, incubating/incubated companies, and other interested parties.

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State Senate committee hearings on video gaming and cybersecurity industries focus on our member incubators

In a series of hearings around the state, the new state Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation and Entrepreneurship chaired by Sen. Martin Golden (R,C,I - Brooklyn) is touching several of our member incubators.

In its first set of hearings on the video-game industry, the committee held:

Video records of the testimony are available at those links.

Next up is a joint session on the cybersecurity industry, which will be held at our member the Griffiss Institute incubator program, and involves several other committees.

McGovern Center incubator at Cornell's Ithaca campus will help ArcScan relaunch an ophthalmic diagnostic instrument developed at the Weill Medical College in NYC

A diagnostic instrument for ophthalmic surgeons developed originally at Cornell's Weill Medical College in New York City will be redesigned and relaunched with the assistance of our member McGovern Family Center for Venture Development, a life sciences incubator at the Ithaca campus.

Cornell's news release describes how ArcScan, a Colorado-based company, will create a new business plan and raise capital for the redesigned system with the help of Lou Walcer, director of the McGovern Center. 

The Street visits the Zahn Center, a hardware incubator at CUNY City College, validating that 'hardware is back' as an investment theme

The investor site The Street.com featured our member the Zahn Center, a hardware incubator based at CUNY's City College, in an article and video package highlighting how "hardware is back."

The short video features Zahn Center director Haytham Elhawary (also a member of the board of directors of our association) explaining how new 3D printing technology has been a game-changer, and how investors are now calling the incubator for referral to deals. Video embedded after the break.

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Long Island media highlight clients of LIHTI, CEBIP and Calverton incubators at Stony Brook University

Local Long Island media recently highiglithed how startups are drawing critical business support from our member incubator program at Stony Brook University:

  • The northshoreoflongisland.com website visited the university's flagship Long Island High Technology Incubator, highlighting Plant Genetic Engineering, a startup aimed at modifying plant genes so they could produce their own fertilizer from nitrogen in the atmosphere, and MetaStat, a developer of cancer therapeutics. The story also touched on the NYSERDA-sponsored Clean Energy Business Incubator Program that is collocated with several elements of the Stony Brook incubator system.
  • Riverhead patch profiled North Fork Chocolate Company, one of the early successes of the Agriculture Consumer Sciences Center that is now part of Stony Brook's Calverton Incubator. The company recently took its sweets, farmstand soups and artisanal breads, all developed and perfected at the incubator's test kitchen, to the local Tanger outlet mall. 

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