Governor Cuomo Announces Expansion Of Syracuse Tech Garden and Completion Of First-In-The-Nation 50-Mile Drone Corridor Between Syracuse And Rome
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that the home of the innovative GENIUS NY UAS competition, the Tech Garden in Downtown Syracuse, will undergo a major expansion project to include the addition of two floors to the existing facility. The increased visibility and street-scape will serve as the anchor of the Syracuse's City Center Innovation Hub, a core component of the Syracuse Surge strategy, and will serve as the gateway to the "Innovation Alley" on Warren Street in Syracuse. Empire State Development is assisting the expansion project with up to $12.5 million made available through the regionally designed CNY Rising Upstate Revitalization Initiative plan.
Edison Innovative Power LLC (EIP) recently announced the expansion of its paid internship program, recruiting six student interns from CNY universities specializing in mechanical, software, computer, and electrical engineering.
Initially co-funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the semi-annual EIP Internship Program was designed to help prepare the next generation of clean energy workers through internships for students and recent graduates at New York State’s clean energy companies.
The Tech Garden and Upstate Capital hosted Upstate on the Lake at The Sherwood Inn in Skaneateles for technology startups and investors from around New York state. The event showcased promising entrepreneurs and gave investors a chance to learn more about the innovation happening in one of Central New York’s premier incubators.
Iterate Labs has successfully developed the first industrial wearable that provides data driven solutions for worker safety. Iterate Labs, a TTG member and Growth Fund recipient, recently announced their successful pilot programs and their desire to expand their company.
Growing tech company, Density, first to use space for product assembly
Density to create 15 jobs, doubling its local workforce as result of the hardware center
Today, CenterState CEO, Density, as well as Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon and Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, formally opened The Tech Garden’s new hardware center. Density, which was founded in 2014 in Syracuse, builds an anonymous workplace analytics solution to count foot traffic in and out of businesses. It is the first Tech Garden member to utilize the new space.
Edison Innovative Power LLC (EIP), a TTG member and Clean Tech Center participant, recently announced it has been selected for the New York State Clean Energy Internship Program.
Central to the GENIUS NY accelerator experience is intentional integration with the local business community. As the GENIUS teams ultimately graduate from the accelerator into the business community, building partnerships, making new business connections, and gaining exposure to collaboration opportunities are integral to their growth.
WexEnergy is a woman owned business and proud that WindowSkins are 100% manufactured in New York State and the USA.
WexEnergy, a TTG member and Clean Tech Center participant, recently announced that the company has started shipping its first WindowSkin orders. WindowSkin is an affordable window upgrade which takes a single-pane window to double-pane energy efficiency and a double-pane window to triple-pane energy efficiency at about 15% of the cost of window replacements. At this time, WindowSkins are being sold into the property management
and educational building markets. The company anticipates opening sales to consumers in about 18-24
The Tech Garden’s Ideation Workshop traveled north to SUNY Oswego’s first Penfield Library Grand Challenges Makeathon. The workshop took place before the Makeathon for students to learn how ideas are made, assessed and realized into sustainable businesses. It also explored and demonstrated topics including brainstorming, problem identification, self-awareness, idea selection, validation and concept development.
Mentis Technologies, LLC, a cybersecurity startup company, recently announced that they were selected as the recipient of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract. This is Mentis Technologies’ second SBIR award to develop innovative cybersecurity solutions for the nation’s Air Force. This phase of the SBIR includes conducting a feasibility study to determine the effectiveness of potential or existing commercial or defense solution(s) to protect Cyber Physical Systems (CPS).