Heliohex, a New York State-based designer and manufacturer of unique LED lighting for horticulture based at CenterState CEO’s The Tech Garden, recently teamed up with Cornell University’s Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) research team to optimize the production of commercial crops. The partnership, created through New York State’s Jumpstart Research Grant, focuses on light uniformity flaws and new opportunities for indoor farms and greenhouses. Their most recent findings emphasized the potential for new LED lighting solutions to achieve light uniformity improvements which ultimately increases plant growth and a grower’s production.
Spark.Orange, LLC is on the move. The company that started at The Tech Garden in 2013 with two employees in a shared office is moving its headquarters to 2,000-square-feet of space at 301 W. Fayette St. in downtown Syracuse.
Mentis Technologies, a cyber security focused business, is moving to The Tech Garden. CEO Brian Abbe says that sixty percent of computer virus infection occurs while browsing, and 75% of all corporate computers have been infected, which is why he is building an application to prevent computer virus infection. Antivirus software attempts to mitigate and protect after a virus and the Mentis product intends to prevent viruses infecting computers. While still in the product development phase, Mentis anticipates targeting small to large businesses, initially in healthcare, banking, and DoD.
TTG resident member Solon Quinn Studios LLC has won four American Advertising Awards. The ADDY awards were presented on March 16 by the Rochester Ad Federation (RAF), which includes the Syracuse advertising market. Winners were selected by jurors in Washington, DC. Solon Quinn Studios has earned a total of 17 ADDYs in recent years, eight of them gold.
The Tech Garden recently welcomed two new companies as virtual members. Clarity Clinical Research and The Alvina Group are now taking advantage of TTG's programs, such as Hot Spot along with networking events and resources. Learn more about the companies below...
NUAIR Alliance, a New York based not-for-profit recently moved into The Tech Garden as expansion plans are currently underway. NUAIR is a coalition consisting of more than 100 private and public entities and academic institutions working together to operate and oversee Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) test ranges in New York, Massachusetts and Michigan. They manage Griffiss International Airport, one of just seven FAA-designated UAS test sites in the United States.
SportsXpress, Inc., North America’s leading community sports network with magazines, websites and events dedicated to local community sports, has launched its charter U.S. franchise at The Tech Garden. Central New York is the perfect location for the company, since the region possesses some of the most passionate sports fans in the country with large percentages of youths and adults participating in sport activities year round. There is also a strong business community that supports local sports activities.
The mission of CenterState CEO’s Tech Garden is to stimulate high-tech entrepreneurship, foster the development of emerging growth companies, and support technology commercialization throughout the region.