Tech Valley manufacturing program targets clean tech energy innovators

Tech Valley manufacturing program targets clean tech energy innovators

Innovation is one thing, but scaling a technology product from prototype to manufacturing is quite another.

Next week in New York’s Tech Valley a Build4Scale workshop will connect local innovators with local manufacturers in a state-wide effort to boost new energy technologies and strengthen the state’s manufacturing industry while supporting job creation.

Open to local clean tech energy innovators the free workshop which will take place from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Revolution Hall, located at 425 River St. in Troy, NY. The workshop is funded by a recent  U.S. Department of Energy grant won by FuzeHub, the statewide New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership center.

The Build4Scale program was developed by the DOE, the Lawrence Livermore National Lab and contractors to help inventors commercialize their innovations and grow the U.S. cleantech industry.

The Build4Scale program offers innovators training and information needed to create manufacturing-ready prototypes and avoid costly re- engineering and redesign and to accelerate the path to volume production. Program partners include the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the Center for Economic Growth. Dan Radomski, who helped design the Build4Scale curriculum with the U.S. DOE, will serve as the lead instructor for the workshop. Registration and further information about the program can be found at

FuzeHub and CEG are also said to be partnering with Innovate 518 and SUNY Polytechnic Institute to identify innovators and early-stage companies that will benefit from the training. Immediately after the workshop, the Tech Valley Center of Gravity in Troy is holding a Prototyping Center Open House from 4 to 7 p.m. Attendees will be offered tours of the center and meet members of the Center of Gravity community.

New York’s Tech Valley encompasses the Capital Region, the Adirondacks and North Country, Hudson Valley, and Mohawk Valley. Extending from just north of New York City to the Canadian border, Tech Valley is a hub of technological companies and educational facilities with a focus on biotech, nanotechnology, and life sciences.

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