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BNMC Innovation Cener welcomes six new tenants, celebrates 5 years of expansion and programming

The Thomas Beecher Jr. Innovation Center at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus announced acceptance of six new tenants, spanning a range from startups to existing business-service providers focusing on the region's growth economy: 

For more information, please see attached news release. 

In addition, The Buffalo News reviewed five years of accomplishments of the Innovation Center as part of the center's recent annual open house: 

  • 75 resident startups in a traditional incubator floor and other space available for lease on short, flexible terms;
  • Multiple graduations into larger space elsewhere on campus or in the city;
  • Creation of "dig" (short for design innovation garage), a coworking space owned and operated by the BNMC itself;
  • Expansion of the incubator into additional space in two other buildings on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus property;
  • Integration of other local activities such as the 43North business plan comeptiton and the Z80 private incubator/investment fund;
  • Creation of "Ignite," a program of business development services available to tenants across the campus.

For more information, see the article

Latest START-UP NY approvals again include incubator locations

The latest group of companies approved for the state's tax-free START-UP NY program once again include several firms collocating with our member incubators, several of them inward recruits to the state:

  • The Advanced Biotechnology Incubator at SUNY Downstate will host ItechUSA, Inc., which is developing electronic health systems.
  • High Tech Rochester's Lennox Tech Enterprise Center will host Temeda, LLC (dba eStork), a software platform connecting health providers to deals on medical supplies; FillShift, LLC, a platform to match shift workers with employer needs; and Dogways, Inc., developing software aimed at pet owners.
  • The Baird Research Park at University at Buffalo, which is anchored by the UB Technology Incubator, will host Geocove, Inc., a company moving from Florida, which provides GIS tools; and Natural Energy Systems, a Canadian company that converts organic waste to renewable fuel.
  • The Southern Tier High Technology Incubator, currently under development, will temporarily house two companies at the Binghamton University Engineering and Science building: Baceapp Corp., a firm moving from North Carolina, which is developing a software platform to connect commercial building owners to service suppliers; and LightSpin Technologies, Inc., moving from Maryland and Connecticut, which is developing high-performance components based on compound semiconductors. 

For more information and the complete list of approvals, see the news release from the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. 

Genesee County's MedTech park adds Innovation Zone coworking space

A new 1,400 square-foot coworking space branded as the Innovation Zone will open at the Upstate MedTech Park, in the same building as our member the Bruce A. Holm MedTech Centre incubator. Buildout will be accomplished with a $50,000 grant from National Grid. For more information, please see the attached news release and this presentation

The Innovation Zone and the MedTech Centre incubator anchor a 34-acre MedTech park in Batavia, situated across the road from SUNY's Genesee Community College, and qualifying as a START-UP NY tax-free zone.

The park sponsor Genesee County Economic Development Center is also partnered with two state-designated regional Innovation Hot Spots (WNY and Finger Lakes) that may grant other kinds of tax relief and provide a network of entrepreneurial support at other incubators. 

 

Latest batches of START-UP NY approvals include graduates and move-ins at our member incubators

The latest two batches of companies approved for the state's tax-free START-UP NY program once again include several firms either collocating with or graduating from our member incubators:

Sources: News releases dated March 4 and March 23 from the Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.