WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 8, 2019
Upcoming Events Jan 28 – Feb 3, 2019 – Meeting listed here include 3D Printing Meetup, Orbit: Beginner Game Design, Digital Story Telling, and other upcoming events of interest to the emerging Tech Valley New York community.
Hudson-Creative is conducting an online survey and market study to assess the feasibility of bringing a maker space to the City of Hudson, New York. Read More. Take the survey.
Digifabshop hosted a factory tour for Hudson High School students earlier this month where they got a first hand look at STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) concepts at work and saw how the new ‘practical arts’ (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) are applied in the manufacturing process, from the design phase to finished products.
ResilienX, Inc., a company co-founded by four Clarkson University alumi is one of five finalists in round three GENIUS NY awards. GENIUS NY is the world’s largest business accelerator competition for unmanned systems (drones).
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. job creation.
The video games market is larger than the music and movie business combined, and now, thanks to a growing eccosystem of new studios and software developers in New York’s Tech Valley – and the upcoming, first-ever Hudson Valley Gamer Con –the video game cluster has become a force in Capital Region’s Creative Economy.
Venture capitalists poured a record-high $13 billion into New York-area tech companies last year as the city’s tech community continued to expand at a breakneck pace, according to the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights.
Albany – often referred to as New York state’s “Tech Valley” – may soon no longer be the only upstate city getting a tech boost in the coming years according to a report in City & State New York.
Globalfoundries, in the heart of New York’s Tech Valley, is hiring for positions in New York and the U.S. Openings are available at a number of facilities, including Global’s Fab 8, approximately 20 miles north of Albany in Saratoga County, NY. Fab 8 is said to be the most advanced semiconductor fab in the world. GF also maintains its headquarters in Santa Clara, California, and an office in Austin, Texas.
Demonstrating New York’s commitment to implementing the nation’s most ambitious clean energy agenda and creating high-quality clean energy jobs, Governor Cuomo announced $1.5 billion in competitive awards to support 20 large-scale solar, wind and energy storage projects across upstate New York. The ‘Green Deal’ investments will add over 1,650 megawatts of capacity and generate over 3,800,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy annually – enough to power nearly 550,000 homes and create over 2,600 short and long-term jobs.
A new $750 million public health laboratory in the Harriman state office campus in Albany could create more than 1,200 new life sciences jobs and generate $2.3 billion in economic activity in New York’s Tech Valley according to a recent report. New York Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy noted that “This is one of the single biggest investments in the Capital Region since SUNY [Poly] and since GlobalFoundries.”
New York’s Tech Valley may be at risk of economic disruption from the outflow of tech talent as the result of current U.S. immigation. According to the Pew Research Center, New York City racked up the most H-1B visa approvals between 2010 and 2016, with 29 percent of the total. The Washington Post reports that highly skilled foreign workers and the American firms that employ them are in a bit of a visa panic over President Trump’s vowed to crack down on the H-1B visa program.
Tech Valley’s Capital Region in New York saw a significant jump in funding for biotech research last year from the National Institutes of Health — an increase that has allowed several local research projects to flourish into 2019. According to the Albany-based Center for Economic Growth, a regional economic development organization, the NIH directed $62 million in funding to 20 institutions across an eight-county area that includes Columbia, Greene, Warren and Washington counties, as well as the metropolitan counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady. The sum is the most the area has received from the NIH since 2013.