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Ceramics Corridor incubators in WNY and Southern Tier have graduated 30 firms over the last two decades; case study of SCP in latest annual report

Over the last two decades, the two-site Ceramics Corridor Innovation Centers (incubator facilities in Alfred and Painted Post) has admitted and graduated 30 businesses, according to the incubators' latest annual report available on the CCIC website. Resident businesses have generated $97 million in employee payroll and employed 90 people on average each year.

The report also features in an interview with Martin Metzger, co-founder of early tenant Silicon Carbide Products (SCP), a manufacturerer of advanced ceramic components for challenging industrial uses. SCP now owns its own 30,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Horseheads and exports 40% of sales globally. "Without the innovation center, it wouldn't have been possible for us to move here and start our business," Metzger recalls.

SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator included in campus's approved START-UP NY plan; announces new tenant Venture Productions

Our member the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator is one of several sites approved for residency by companies qualifying for the state's START-UP NY tax-free zones, under a campus-wide plan recently approved. For more information, see the university's news release.

Separately, the incubator announced a new tenancy by Venture Productions, a digital media and education company founded by Ted Sharon, a faculty member in the university's Department of Theatre and Dance. 

Business First podcast interview with BNMC's Vic Nole on entrepreneurial activities on and around the medical campus

Dan Miner's podcast at Buffalo Business First features an interview with Vic Nole, director of new business development at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, which operates our member the Thomas Beecher Jr. Innovation Center. The discussion features different aspects of the Buffalo ecosystem and the BNMC's new coworking space dig. The podcast is embeded after the break.

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SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator provides U.S. market staging site for Canadian LED/solar firm ProQuip

ProQuip International, an Ontario-based design and engineering firm specializing in LED and solar photovoltaic installations, is staging its first U.S. market presence through the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator in downtown Dunkirk, according to a university news release. The incubator is overseen by the same campus-based Engagement and Economic Development division that supervises the campus START-UP zone.