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At AERTC, expansion (maybe) and the winds of war

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By GREGORY ZELLER // There’s an overload at the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center. With demand edging supply and its incubators overflowing, Stony Brook University’s hub of academia, research and commercial energy production is looking to expand. The AERTC’s incubator programs now host eight tenants with next-level energy-efficiency aspirations – and they’d like to welcome more, according to AERTC Chairman Robert Catell, who this week teased the possibility of future constructon. “The good news is, we’re out of space,” Catell told Innovate LI. “The bad news is, we’re out of space.” While those eight tenants are at various points on the commercialization spectrum, most are not extremely close to commercial independence – and certainly, none are especially eager to …

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Mapstr now reminds you when you’re near your favorite places

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French mapping startup Mapstr is continuing its mission to help people organize all their favorite places with an update that alerts users whenever they pass one of their previously bookmarked locations. Founded in 2014 by Sébastien Caron, Mapstr has raised around $1.4 million in investment since its inception, and today’s update comes two months after the company was selected to join Facebook’s inaugural cohort of startups at its new Startup Garage incubator in Paris. Available on the web, iOS, and Android, Mapstr has built a small following of 60,000 monthly active users (MAUs) for an app that lets you bookmark any place around the world, including parks, streets, museums, and any point-of-interest. You can add places manually, through allowing the app to detect your current location, or even through …

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Here’s to the winners

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Hundreds of Long Island’s top business and science minds gathered Tuesday for the 2017 Innovator of the Year Awards. Man of the hour Robert Catell (above); Mazars USA Partner — and Food & Beverage award presenter — Lou Biscotti (below). Including Master of Innovation Robert Catell, the former KeySpan and National Grid USA chairman, some 36 top innovators were honored by Innovate Long Island at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. “Our honorees include first-time entrepreneurs, inveterate tinkerers and some who have made invention and innovation their careers,” said master of ceremonies John Kominicki, Innovate LI’s founder and publisher. “Their ideas may not all end up changing the world, but they are all making it a …

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Wal-Mart launches incubator lab to house startups

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(AP) — Wal-Mart is launching an incubator lab focused on projects in robotics, virtual and augmented reality, and artificial intelligence as it aims to compete more aggressively with Amazon. The so-called Store No. 8 will be located in Silicon Valley and marks the latest attempt by the company’s new head of e-commerce operations, Marc Lore, to speed up innovation at the company. Wal-Mart… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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Walmart is bringing a tech incubator to Silicon Valley

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Walmart wants to drastically speed up its development of retail tech. To do that, the discount retailer announced on Monday it was launching Store No 8, an innovation cluster whose entrepreneurs will be free from the diktats of its Bentonville, Arkansas headquarters and Wall Street’s short attention span, to develop the retail tech Walmart needs in order to modernize over the next five to ten years. And, more crucially, the tech is aimed at helping it fight back against rivals like Amazon.com. Store No 8 will be located in Silicon Valley and will house startups wholly owned by Walmart but run independently. It’s the latest manifestation of the new, dynamic culture Walmart is looking to instill into its e-commerce strategy …

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Bacteria Are Brewing Up the Next Generation of Antivenoms

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Daniel Dempsey was a grad student stationed in the jungles of Monteverde, Costa Rica when he first encountered the danger of a snakebite. The biologist was walking through the forest one day, catching bats to study them for malaria, when he almost stepped on the black, arrow-shaped head of an enormous pit viper—a fer-de-lance. That night as he described his encounter to the local family he was staying with, they began to tear up. They told him that earlier that year a “terciopelo,” what Costa Ricans call their country’s deadliest snake, had bitten the family’s five year-old niece. The hospital, a few hours drive away, didn’t have any antivenom in their stocks. She didn’t make it. It was Dempsey’s memory of …

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Why the startup accelerator is failing robotics

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Just like humans, companies have life cycles and undergo distinct developmental phases. While every company is unique, almost all go through certain stages with specific challenges and needs. As a result, organizations such as incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces have been established to help entrepreneurs nurture and scale their companies. For less capital-intensive organizations, such as software and app startups like AirBnB, Dropbox, and Uber, this incubator-to-accelerator-to co-working space model has proven to be extremely effective. But for “tough tech” startups like robotics or biomedical there are many barriers to entry and stumbling blocks that traditional startup support organizations are not equipped to handle. Over the last few years, we have begun to see a growing need for a similar …

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Why U.S. hardware startups will start moving to China

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Hardware startups seem to be “in” one minute and “out” the next in Silicon Valley. For years, venture capitalists wouldn’t go near hardware startups. They were, as Wired put it, “the ugly stepchild of venture capital.” This started to shift a couple years ago thanks to cheaper parts, rapid prototyping, and crowdfunding. However, the tide is turning once again. VC investments in hardware now seem to be slowing. We’re seeing a drop in funding to IoT, for example, and fewer deals in smart home hardware. We’ve also seen some big failures in consumer hardware. Take Lily, a drone startup that raised $34 million in preorders in 2015 and announced in January that it will not be going into production. Or …

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At SXSW, Tech Reckons With the Problems It Helped Create

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Hangovers are a fixture of South by Southwest. Free branded booze abounds, turning late nights into too-early mornings filled with product demos and repetitive panels. But determined marketers and wide-eyed founders pitch on through the pain, in the unbridled belief they might just be SXSW’s next breakout star. Or at the very least, its next Meerkat. But this year, the conference itself feels a lot like a hangover. It’s as if the coastal elites who attend each year finally woke up with a serious case of the Sunday scaries, realizing that the many apps, platforms, and doodads SXSW has launched and glorified over the years haven’t really made the world a better place. In fact, they’ve often come with wildly …

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The Cool Kids Behind Opening Ceremony

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To show its spring, 2017, line, Opening Ceremony collaborated with the choreographer Justin Peck on a ballet called “The Times Are Racing,” which was performed at Lincoln Center.CreditPhotograph by Pari Dukovic for The New Yorker High-end fashion tends to be the terrain of jaded, snobby insiders—the megalomaniacal couturier, the high-handed boutique clerk, the intern with a ten-thousand-dollar handbag. It’s a type that finds its origin in many a high-school cafeteria: the mean girl (boys may also apply). For instance, when New York City fire marshals removed some chairs from the front row of a Zac Posen runway show several years ago, the ensuing scuffle provoked one guest to slap a publicist in the face, leading to a million-dollar lawsuit for …

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SoftBank Ventures Korea Invests in Artificial Intelligence Company ObEN

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SoftBank Ventures Korea furthers its AI vision by investing in ObEN: a company that builds virtual identities to represent consumers in the digital world SEOUL, South Korea & PASADENA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 14, 2017– Today, SoftBank Ventures Korea announced that its SB Next Media Innovation Fund has invested in ObEN, Inc. (ObEN), an artificial intelligence (AI) company. This funding continues ObEN’s recent momentum and follows the company’s $7.7 million Series A round in November 2016. ObEN is an AI company that builds virtual identity technology for consumers. Using ObEN, consumers can quickly create a photo-real avatar using just a selfie and short voice recording. ObEN’s proprietary AI technology then brings the avatar to life, allowing it to learn about its human …

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Uptime is a goofy video sharing app from Google’s Area 120 startup incubator

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Top 10 U.S. mobile agencies in 2017

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/ Go to Source Article Presented by Sailthru Finding an agency to build an app for your business can seem like an overwhelming challenge. You want stunning UX design and rock-solid development, of course. But wouldn’t it also be nice to find a shop that understood strategy — one that could help you envision the best possible app before spending loads of money on the launch and ongoing audience development? One industry source ranks 1,734 mobile agencies, with new ones popping up quite regularly. Here at Carnival.io (a Sailthru company), we work with a massive number of mobile agencies and partner with the world’s biggest brands like Target, Sephora, Coca-Cola, MATCHES FASHION, Mondelez International, Birchbox, and more to deliver their …

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Dhruva’s Rajesh Rao is still bullish on India’s game market — after two decades

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/ Go to Source Article Rajesh Rao is one of the founding fathers of India’s game industry. He started Dhruva Interactive in Bangalore almost 20 years ago. Dhruva was a pioneering company that went through various cycles. It started with work-for-hire, making games for Infogrames. Then it began making cars for Microsoft’s Forza Motorsport games. Dhruva also made original games for the Indian market and started an incubator for Indian game startups. Rao helped start the NASSCOM game event, which has become India’s largest game conference. And during all of that time, India’s game market is starting to mature, particularly with the fast growth of the country’s smartphone business. Rao recently sold Dhruva to Swedish game publisher Starbreeze for $11 million. …

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WhatsApp reportedly testing business chat tools

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/ Go to Source Article (Reuters) — WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service used by more than 1 billion people worldwide, is testing a system that would let businesses talk directly to WhatsApp users for the first time, according to communications about the project seen by Reuters. The tests, which are being conducted with a handful of companies that are part of the Y Combinator startup incubator, are an important signal of how WhatsApp plans to make money from its massively popular service. WhatsApp has not developed a business model in the three years since Facebook Inc bought it for a hefty $19 billion. WhatsApp, a pun on the phrase “What’s up?”, has helped to upend mobile services by allowing users to …

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Airbnb announces travel partnership with France’s Station F startup campus

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/ Go to Source Article Station F today unveiled a new partnership with Airbnb, the latest Silicon Valley name to get involved with the $265 million startup campus set to open later this spring in the heart of Paris. During a tour that was followed by a press conference, Airbnb cofounder Nathan Blecharczyk announced that the company will provide travel vouchers for 3,000 entrepreneurs located at Station F. The value starts at $50, but there will be additional programs that allow some entrepreneurs to receive vouchers worth up to $2,000, as well as a $100 credit for anyone who becomes an Airbnb host. “We want to give back to the entrepreneurial community,” Blecharczyk said. “In general, starting a company can …

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No. 196: Katy Cole, Herman Berliner, Ray Farrell and a halt on H-1Bs

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/ Go to Source Article TGIT: A great Tuesday everybody and welcome new readers John, Christina, Mark, Tom, Jody and 47 spambots from the first serious attack on our mail system. If you don’t receive this, they’re why. There are 11 seats left for the March 21 Innovator of the Year awards. (Unless we add tables, which we’re perfectly willing to do. Get yours here.) Is your startup struggling? It’s National Free Pancakes at IHOP Day, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Your two-minute economic lowdown: The futures market puts the odds of a March interest rate hike at 82% following word from Janet Yellen that a boost would “likely be appropriate” if things continue as they have been. Although the Conference Board consumer …

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Energy, life sciences pace 2017 Innovation Boot Camp

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/ Go to Source Article By GREGORY ZELLER // Several innovators sitting on potentially game-changing technologies have been selected for one of Long Island’s most effective commercialization crash courses. Stony Brook University has announced the eight teams participating in the 10th annual Innovation Boot Camp, a three-day exercise that surrounds researchers, engineers and other rookie entrepreneurs with customized teams of commercialization experts to help them explore the rigors of business development. This year’s boot campers represent a diverse selection of scientific fields, with special attention paid to life sciences and clean energy and other teams delving into Big Data and robotics. Each of the eight “idea champions” – culled out of roughly 15 applicants from across the SBU community and …

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The VR industry needs better content, turns to accelerators

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/ Go to Source Article The VR industry finds itself positioned this year somewhere in what Gartner’s Hype Cycle refers to as the trough of disillusionment. This is a time where, as it gains momentum, the industry needs to rally together and push its ecosystem to the next stage of market adoption. The established hardware players like HTC, Oculus, Google, and Samsung have the most at stake and the most to lose, but it’s the startup community that’s driving market adoption by creating content that’s strong enough to attract users to adopt the necessary gear. The fate of both are inextricably tied, and the powers that be know it. Case in point: Facebook committed $250 million last October to specifically fund …

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The Government’s Green Energy Incubator Fights for Survival in the Age of Trump

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/ Go to Source Article Like many federal employees, Eric Rohlfing will be watching President Trump on Tuesday night as he addresses a joint session of Congress. Specifically, the chemist will be listening carefully for clues to his future employment status. Rohlfing is the leader of a unique science and technology start-up agency tucked inside the Department of Energy, and he and his staff have been trying to convince the new administration to keep it alive. The Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy, or ARPA-E, provides seed money for hundreds of high-risk energy-related projects stuck between research and commercialization. And this week, the fruits of these grants are on display at the annual ARPA-E Summit in National Harbor, Md., a few miles …

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Shedding Soviet history, Estonia aims to be world’s most pro-tech nation

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/ Go to Source Article Karoli Hindriks is old enough to remember when the last Soviet tanks and soldiers filed out of Estonia in 1991, not long after the country declared its independence from the USSR. The joyful celebration that followed decades of occupation was quickly replaced by reality. Tucked into the northeastern corner of Europe, with a population of 1.3 million, no natural resources, and no major economic engine, residents looked around and wondered: Now what? Hindriks, 33 represents a big part of the answer. In 2014, she founded Jobbatical, a website that helps people who are traveling the world find jobs that let them earn money to extend their journeys. Based in the nation’s capital of Tallinn, Jobbatical raised $2 million …

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Merry CSA Day, from the Amagansett Food Institute

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/ Go to Source Article By GREGORY ZELLER // At least, after today, they’ll stop playing all that Community Supported Agriculture music on the radio. In case it somehow escaped your attention, today is CSA Day, a quasi-holiday/day of observance started in 2014 by Small Farm Central, a Pittsburgh-based tech firm that creates software and other digital tools for agricultural entrepreneurs. Community Supported Agriculture is a model through which customers buy pre-season “shares” of local crops, helping farmers survive lean pre-harvest finances and ensuring access to fresh produce later. The notion has been around for a quarter century and has taken different forms through various food co-ops, farmer’s markets and eat-local programs in many states. But local produce is, in …

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Google harnesses machine learning to help publishers thwart abusive comments online

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/ Go to Source Article Google and its early-stage incubator Jigsaw have launched a new tool that uses machine learning to help publishers combat online abuse. With Perspective, Google is offering online publishers an API that they can integrate into any of their platforms that facilitate user comments. Perspective taps a human-generated database of comments that have already been tagged as abusive or toxic. Through the API, publishers can connect their own comments with the hundreds of thousands on Google’s database, and Perspective then rates them based on how “similar” they are to the ones already flagged as “toxic.” Perspective facilities corrections from users too, so that it should improve as it receives more feedback from people using it. The …

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Germany’s Flaregames to invest $21 million in game incubator

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/ Go to Source Article Flaregames said today it will invest €20 million ($21 million) over next 18 months in a new game incubator. Titled the Flare Accelerator, the Karlsruhe, Germany-based company will devote its full range of publishing expertise to emerging free-to-play mobile game developers with a new engagement model tailored to mid and late stage productions. From launch, the €20m investment will support the development of games signed up for the program, with significant marketing budgets in addition to this figure. The core aim of Flare Accelerator is to help developers to validate their game’s business case quickly. Flare Accelerator is part of a Flaregames company strategy to shift more heavily towards product validation processes, welcome even more …

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Italian incubator H-Farm announces $105 million deal to build startup campus

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/ Go to Source Article Italy may soon have a much bigger field of startup dreams thanks to a new deal struck by one of the country’s most ambitious incubator programs. H-Farm, an incubator based on a farm outside of Venice, said it has raised $105 million to expand its concept by creating the “H-Campus.” When completed in 2018, H-Campus will have 3,000 students, teachers and entrepreneurs, according to a press release. The core incubator program of H-Farm was founded in 2005, and has since hosted 86 startups in its 7 buildings. The current H-Farm property is 14,000 square meters of built space and 12 hectares of park. That will be expanded by another 31 hectares of land and an additional 26,000 …

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Samsung’s incubator lab is getting seriously into virtual and augmented reality

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Xiaomi courts U.S. interest while flirting with expansion

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/ Go to Source Article In a nearly 5,000 square-foot ballroom at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on a Thursday morning in early January, Xiang Wang walked onto the stage. He was there to represent a young company that had been in the limelight for the past six years: Xiaomi. As vice president for global business and intellectual property strategy, Wang is one of the people responsible for introducing the company to new markets. And on this day, at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, he was there to make perhaps the most ambitious pitch to date: selling Xiaomi to the U.S. “Most of you may know Xiaomi as an innovative smartphone company,” he said, addressing attendees that included …

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10 ways companies are driving innovation

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/ Go to Source Article During this year’s Super Bowl, Ford aired a commercial showing how it’s working on new ways to solve transportation problems. Many companies are engaged in similar efforts as they strive to remain one step ahead of market-changing startups like Uber, WhatsApp, Slack, and Snap. And when internal research and development efforts aren’t enough, companies turn to innovation programs, which can take many forms, depending on the area of focus. In a new report entitled “The corporate innovation imperative: How large corporations avoid disruption by strengthening their ecosystem,” authors Jeremiah Owyang and Jaimy Szymanski from the organization Crowd Companies looked at ways brands are adjusting their tactics around long-term innovation and relevance. Over the course of six …

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Valentine’s Day Weekend Events For Long Island Singles

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/ Go to Source Article Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, and once again, the days leading up to this extraordinary celebration of true love and relationship bliss is defined by inviting glances from your significant other, intrigue about how they’ll wow and amaze you this year, frantic strategizing for the perfect romantic evening, and of course, the annual mad, insane, last-minute dash for flowers and candies and gifts to show just how much you truly care about your girlfriend/boyfriend/spouse. Yes, love and the shelling out of some serious cash is in the air. Jaded? No, not in the least. For those of us without a significant other, February 14th can often evoke feelings of frustration, anguish, and …

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How the ACLU became Silicon Valley’s favorite startup

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Her sofrito is better, and it’s nothing personal

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/ Go to Source Article By GREGORY ZELLER // From the Different Definitions of Success file comes Vivian Jarrett, who boasts a dynamite product and a lock-down strategy to keep it quiet. She also has a compelling backstory and a noble mission involving centuries of tradition, all of which ties neatly into Jarrett’s master plan to keep her sofrito from the masses. For now. As an entrepreneur, Jarrett is a cultural phenomenon of sorts, heavy on the culture, more interested in genealogy than bottom-line growth. On a whim, she created an ethnic-cuisine dynamo that regularly knocks off socks; on a dare, she bottled some and started selling it at farmer’s markets; on pure culinary skill, she built a ravenous following; on …

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China’s Plan to Rule the World: Make All the Gadgets

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/ Go to Source Article Xiaomi became the world’s most valuable startup following a straightforward plan. “We noticed a trend of switching from feature phones to smartphones in China,” says Liu De, who co-founded the company in 2010. “We thought, ‘Hey, there could be a big opportunity there.’” So Xiaomi made good phones, stirred up excitement for them online, and sold them at a good price. By 2014, it was the fifth-largest seller of smartphones on the planet and worth $46 billion. It didn’t last. Fellow Chinese upstarts Oppo and Vivo now outsell Xiaomi, which has seen its Chinese market share drop by more than a third. Users are now buying their second or third phones, and are willing to pay more to …

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Stuff we’re thinking about going to

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/ Go to Source Article The science of funding: Jan. 18 and 19 at LIHTI. Life science funding fundamentals: Stony Brook University’s Center for Biotechnology, with support from NYSTAR, will host a two-day workshop for qualified small businesses in the health-tech and life-sciences fields interested in the $2.6 billion in R&D funding awarded annually by the federal Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. The workshop, which focuses on the essentials and best strategies of applying for National Institutes of Health funding, is scheduled to run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 18 and from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Long Island High Technology Incubator on the SBU campus. Registration is $60 per …

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ICYMI: Governor Cuomo's Signature Proposals for the 2017 State of the State

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/ Go to Source Article The Governor’s 2017 agenda is a bold, comprehensive set of proposals that aim to drive economic growth, strengthen the middle class, bolster the state’s vital infrastructure and create a more sustainable environment. Albany, NY – January 12, 2017 – The Governor’s 2017 agenda is a bold, comprehensive set of proposals that aim to drive economic growth, strengthen the middle class, bolster the state’s vital infrastructure and create a more sustainable environment. This agenda will continue New York’s legacy as a national leader in advancing and safeguarding progressive values and social justice and ensuring opportunity for all. “New York knows that our progressive principles of acceptance and diversity are not the enemy of our middle class …

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Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival offers look at future of American theater

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/ Go to Source Article NEW YORK (WABC) — Over the past 13 years, the New York Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival has highlighted cutting-edge performances featuring diverse voices. And one of those performances resonates with the honoring of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose legacy resonates throughout “The Bitter Game.” The late Dr. King’s words took on new meaning for writer/actor Keith A. Wallace after violence erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, following the death of Michael Brown in police custody. “What I’m trying to do as a playwright with that particular line is to create a sense of empathy in the audience members,” he said. “A sense of understanding about why people in certain communities exhibit this behavior in …

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A Mysterious Killer Algae Just Got a Little Less Puzzling

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/ Go to Source Article As far as algae goes, Pseudo-nitzschia is an outright menace. It produces a neurotoxin, domoic acid, that works its way up the food chain, building up in shellfish like crabs and clams. And when humans eat those shellfish, the neurotoxin leads to a disorder known as amnesic shellfish poisoning—featuring symptoms like seizures, memory loss, and even death. This is a particular problem for the west coast, which in 2015 took a $100 million hit when a domoic acid outbreak forced officials to shutter crab fisheries. A nasty surprise, but perhaps an increasingly predictable one. Because a study out today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences uses two decades of data to make …

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The Heat: Looking back and ahead in technology PT1

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/ Go to Source Article Innovation. It’s a major buzz word in China. As the country faces a changing economy, it looks to innovate its way to the next phase of growth. From start-ups to new patents, entrepreneurs are using the influx of government support to launch new businesses. So, will China be the new Silicon Valley? Joining us to explore China’s tech innovation: Xiaochen Zhang, founding partner of New Development Ventures, which promotes innovation in China. William Bao Bean, managing director of Chinaccelerator, the first software incubator in China. Dan Ye, entreprenuer and co-founder of CollegeNode, where international students can find American universities.

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No. 181: Hot wearables, top stories and real news about fake news

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/ Go to Source Article TG it’s OVER: A happy end to the year, everybody, and welcome new readers including Jason, Gil and Stefanie. It’s Dec. 30, on which the USSR was formed, Hubble spotted another galaxy and England stopped using canaries in coal mines. (The canaries ended in 1986. Interestingly, most came back around when exposed to fresh air.) It’s National Bacon Day. Those who do not partake of the pork product may celebrate by watching “Footloose.” The Innovate staff is taking a long weekend, so no Monday newsletter. We look forward to seeing you at the AVZ business outlook breakfast on Thursday, Jan. 5, 8 to 10 a.m. at Crest Hollow. The future of healthcare in a populist America: Northwell Health honcho Michael …

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Amid Isolation, Two Cubans Develop Island's First Video Game

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/ Go to Source Article Enlarge this image Josuhe Pagliery grew up playing video games on consoles he says were not common in Cuba. Those games helped inspire him to develop Savior, Cuba’s first independent video game. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption toggle caption Greg Allen/NPR Between Fidel Castro’s death and the new American president, it’s hard to know what’s next for U.S.-Cuba relations. But partnerships are already underway, including one involving Cuba’s first independent video game design company and a U.S. foundation that helped it get started. Empty Head Games is the company started by two young Cubans, Josuhe Pagliery and Johann Armenteros. In November, the duo launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for their game, Savior. In just six …

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Experts Hope Trump Makes Cybersecurity An Early Priority

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/ Go to Source Article Enlarge this image Cybersecurity presents an early challenge for the incoming president, Donald Trump. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images President Obama has promised to take action in response to findings by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia hacked computers at the Democratic National Committee and other Democratic political groups. And one of Donald Trump’s first big decisions as president may be whether to continue down the chosen path. State-sponsored hacking is “arguably one of the biggest threats to the nation,” says Jay Kaplan, a former analyst at the National Security Agency. State actors are behind numerous recent hacks, including the federal employee records at the Office of …

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No. 180: Fake snow, real Nutella and setting the tone for 2017

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/ Go to Source Article Happy Festivus: Today’s also Hanukkah eve and the day before the day before Christmas. However you’re celebrating, here’s wishing the magic and joy of the holiday season reaches far into your new year. The Innovate staff is taking time off to be with family and friends, so no newsletter on Monday. (Which, if you need more celebrating, is the start of the 50thKwanzaa.) Wrapping up the year: Feinstein Institute researchers have put a bow on an impressive 2016 with a new paper updating progress on the nerve-stimulation front. The study, authored by investigator Patricio Huerta and published in Feinstein’s own peer-reviewed Bioelectronic Medicine, confirms two long-held theories: Cytokines – tiny proteins with big immune system effects – play critical roles in bioelectronic …

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Bahl Center Will Transform Approach to Precision Cancer Medicine

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/ Go to Source Article Bahl Center Will Transform Approach to Precision Cancer MedicineTwo gifts totaling $13.75 million establish a one-of-a-kind metabolomics and imaging research program at Stony Brook; dedication held in first laboratory area slated for the new program Stony Brook leadership and the Bahls assemble during the dedication event for the Kavita and Lalit Bahl Center for Metabolomics and Imaging. From left: Lina Obeid, MD, Dean for Research at Stony Brook University School of Medicine; Yusuf Hannun, MD, Director of the Stony Brook Cancer Center; Lalit and Kavita Bahl; Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President of Stony Brook University; and Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine. Stony …

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Grant Tinker, TV Producer And Network Boss, Dies At 90

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/ Go to Source Article Enlarge this image Television executive Grant Tinker holds up his 1979 Hall of Fame award alongside his ex-wife Mary Tyler Moore at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ 13th Annual Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Los Angeles. Tinker, who brought The Mary Tyler Moore Show and other hits to the screen as a producer and a network boss, died on Monday. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption toggle caption Chris Pizzello/AP Grant Tinker, who brought new polish to the TV world and beloved shows including Hill Street Blues to the audience as both a producer and a network boss, has died. He was 90. Tinker died Monday at his Los Angeles home, according to his …

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Snap’s Spectacles Are the Beginning of a Camera-First Future

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/ Go to Source Article The story of Spectacles, the new camera-filled sunglasses from Snap, goes back further than you think. It begins probably well before you were using Snapchat, even before Google launched Glass and ignited the face-camera firestorm Snap would learn so much from. It starts with a company called Vergence Labs, and a product called Epiphany Eyewear. Vergence was founded in 2011 by two Stanford students, John Rodriguez and Erick Miller. They called Epiphany Eyewear “social video glasses.” They were a set of simple Wayfarer-style glasses with a camera in the stem, that would record video you could send to your computer or phone. Vergence’s big plans were actually much more ambitious. In their application video to …

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Here’s How Facebook Actually Won Trump the Presidency

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/ Go to Source Article Mark Zuckerberg is trying hard to convince voters that Facebook had no nefarious role in this election. But according to President-elect Donald Trump’s digital director Brad Parscale, the social media giant was massively influential—not because it was tipping the scales with fake news, but because it helped generate the bulk of the campaign’s $250 million in online fundraising. “Our biggest incubator that allowed us to generate that money was Facebook,” says Parscale, who was been working for the campaign since before Trump officially announced his candidacy last summer. Over the course of the election cycle, Trump’s campaign funneled $90 million to Parscale’s San Antonio-based firm, most of which went toward digital advertising. And Parscale says …

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OpenAI Joins Microsoft on the Cloud’s Next Big Front: Chips

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/ Go to Source Article To build OpenAI—a new artificial intelligence lab that seeks to openly share its research with the world at large—Elon Musk and Sam Altman recruited several top researchers from inside Google and Facebook. But if this unusual project is going to push AI research to new heights, it will need more than talent. It will needs enormous amounts of computing power. Google and Facebook have the resources needed to build the massive computing clusters that drive modern AI research, including vast networks of machines packed with GPU processors and other specialized chips. Google has even gone so far as to build its own AI processor. But although OpenAI says it’s backed by more than a billion …

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Vitatex Awarded NCI Contract

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/ Go to Source Article Back to News & Events October 7, 2016 Vitatex, a Stony Brook-based biotechnology company located in the Long Island High Technology Incubator, has announced that it was awarded an SBIR Phase I/II Fast Track contract in September 2015 from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for its Vita-Cap™ CTC Capture and Preservation tubes. A modification to exercise the option for a two-year SBIR Phase II of the contract was executed on June 8, 2016. Vitatex Inc. provides proprietary invasive circulating tumor cell (iCTC) enrichment technology and products to develop revolutionary cancer genetic and cell tests. These “liquid biopsies” focus on next generation sequencing (NGS) detection, gene expression profiling and flow cytometry and have recently been adopted by the clinical …

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Workforce Development with UNICOR

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/ Go to Source Article This month, SelectUSA is pleased to feature a new multi-part guest blog focusing on workforce opportunities. These posts are authored by members of the Federal Interagency Investment Working Group (IIWG), which is responsible for coordinating activities across federal agencies that promote investment.  By UNICOR Companies looking to establish, reshore, or expand manufacturing operations in the United States can benefit from a unique federal partner that exemplifies the business principle of doing well by doing good.  This partner – which offers modern facilities as well access to a reliable U.S. workforce with a broad spectrum of manufacturing and technical expertise – is UNICOR, a government corporation under the U.S. Department of Justice. Let’s begin with the …

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Accelerate Long Island and the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund Invest $100,000 in Symbiotic Health

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/ Go to Source Article Co-founded by North Shore-LIJ infectious disease expert, Symbiotic Health focuses on therapeutics for potentially deadly bacteria Clostridium difficile  Roslyn, NY, July 16, 2015 – Accelerate Long Island and the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund (LIETF) have announced an investment of $100,000 in Symbiotic Health Inc. The biotechnology startup is dedicated to developing and commercializing bacterial therapeutics for the treatment of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), a bacterium that causes diarrhea and more-serious intestinal conditions such as colitis that requires prolonged use of antibiotics. Accelerate Long Island provided a $50,000 grant to Symbiotic Health from its $500,000 Seed Fund, which was established by a grant from New York State Empire State Development awarded by the Long Island …

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Codagenix snags $322,000 to fund vaccine research

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/ Go to Source Article Newsday December 15, 2014 Joe Ryan Codagenix, a Stony Brook biotech company, has closed on $322,000 in public and private funding, including the latest round from a coalition promoting Long Island startups. The company, which digitally simulates viruses to produce vaccines, received $100,000 through a joint investment from Accelerate Long Island and the Long Island Emerging Technology Fund. Codagenix also won a $222,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health. In total, Codagenix has raised $1.3 million this year. The company’s co-founder, J. Robert Coleman, said the investment from the Long Island groups is critical because it allows flexibility to spend the money on the company’s most advanced technology, which targets the influenza virus. “There …

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Accelerate Long Island and the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund Announce $100,000 Investment in Codagenix Inc., a Stony Brook University Biotech Startup

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/ Go to Source Article Roslyn, NY (December 16, 2014) – Accelerate Long Island and the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund (LIETF) made an investment of $100,000 in Codagenix Inc., a biotechnology startup company that is based on Stony Brook University research. Codagenix is located at the Long Island High Technology Incubator on Stony Brook University’s campus.  Accelerate Long Island provided a $50,000 grant to Codagenix from its $500,000 Seed Fund, which was established by a grant from Empire State Development awarded by the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council. The LIETF is a collaboration between Topspin Partners and Jove Equity partners and Accelerate Long Island’s grant matched the LIETF’s $50,000 investment. Codagenix is the sixth investment to date made …

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Want Your Marijuana Startup to Succeed? Study Patent Law

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/ Go to Source Article Next week, voters in five states, including California, Arizona, and Massachusetts, will consider whether to legalize recreational marijuana. Four other states will decide whether to allow medical use. But regardless of the outcome on November 8, marijuana will remain prohibited under US law. Despite being illegal at the federal level, the US marijuana industry is worth over $5 billion, and it’s becoming increasingly dependent on technology. Wherever there is technological innovation, inventors use patent law to protect what they create. Yet few people realize that marijuana-related inventions can be patented. The upcoming votes may not change the federal status of marijuana, but they will attract people to the industry, create new jobs, and support growing …

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Spotlight shines on ThermoLift’s Gen-2 Prototype

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/ Go to Source Article By GREGORY ZELLER // ThermoLift’s second-generation TC-Cycle has made a whirlwind multistate debut. Representatives of two U.S. Department of Energy laboratories traveled to Michigan in October to check out the latest ThermoLift prototype, which then took a bow at the inaugural Innovation Showcase hosted by the Colorado-based National Renewable Energy Laboratory. ThermoLift, headquartered at Stony Brook University’s Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center and member of the university’s Clean Energy Business Incubator Program, is developing a natural gas air-conditioner and heat-pump technology that combines a structure’s heating, air-conditioning and water heating into a single appliance – providing HVAC cost savings of up to 50 percent while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Nice TC you: ThermoLift’s …

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Inside the Classroom Where San Quentin Inmates Learn to Code

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/ Go to Source Article At San Quentin State Prison in California, inmates are barred from using the internet, and many have been serving time since before smartphones existed. But a new project offers a chance to take part in the tech transformations they might otherwise have missed. The Last Mile Works is a full-fledged web development shop where inmates help build apps and other software for everyone from tiny startups to established companies like Airbnb. The men in the program make $16.77 an hour—not much by Silicon Valley standards. But the real goal is to help them land jobs once they’re out. The men in the program make $16.77 an hour—not much by Silicon Valley standards. But the real …

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Two firms expanding on LI through Start-Up NY

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/ Go to Source Article A bio-tech company and an e-commerce firm will take space at two Long Island schools in expansions aided by the Start-Up NY program. Manhattan-based eParel is in the testing phase of a web-based technology platform designed to help the hotel and hospitality industries be more efficient in their management of uniforms worn by employees. The company will take tax-free space in Bush Brown Hall at Long Island University in Brookville, where it pledged to create 24 jobs, according to a statement from Empire State Development Corp. EParel will provide its platform to hotels, restaurants and catering companies that will utilize the platform on a contract basis. The platform is designed to save its customers time …

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Peter Thiel Stands Out In Silicon Valley For Support Of Donald Trump

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/ Go to Source Article Enlarge this image While much of Silicon Valley has supported Hillary Clinton, billionaire investor Peter Thiel is backing Donald Trump. “We’re voting for Trump because we judge the leadership of our country to have failed,” Thiel says. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bloomberg via Getty Images Silicon Valley is a politically liberal place — and that is reflected in where people are sending their money this election season. Ninety-five percent of contributions from tech employees to the presidential campaign have gone to Hillary Clinton, according to Crowdpac, a group that tracks political donations. But one well-known outlier has caused a lot of friction in the Valley. Peter Thiel is part of what …

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Theranos Blew It. But It Didn’t Ruin Biotech Startups for Everyone

In Business, Education, Events, Government, Healthcare, Science & Nature, Start Up by Wired News

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/ Go to Source Article In the late 1990s, Elizabeth Holmes was in middle school. Her scandal-beset company Theranos—which promised to use amazing advances in a hybrid scientific field of microfluidics to detect multiple conditions from a single drop of blood—didn’t exist. But at the University of Washington, bioengineer Paul Yager was using microfluidics to develop paper-based assays that he hoped would detect pathogens with just a nasal swab. And like Holmes did later, he also saw the potential in making these tests directly accessible to patients. He was ahead of his time. Investment dollars and talented post-docs went instead to big labs working on big, traditional testing machinery. And now he worries that his life’s work will suffer collateral damage …

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AI Pioneer Yoshua Bengio Is Launching Element.AI, a Deep-Learning Incubator

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/ Go to Source Article Yoshua Bengio, one of the leading figures behind the rise of deep learning, is launching a Silicon Valley-style startup incubator dedicated to this enormously influential form of artificial intelligence. The incubator, Element.AI, will help build companies from AI research that emerges from the University of Montreal, where Bengio is a professor, and nearby McGill University, and he says this is just part of his efforts to develop an “AI ecosystem” in Montreal. Bengio says the Canadian city offers “the biggest concentration in the world” of academic researchers exploring deep learning, the breed of AI that now plays such an important role inside the likes of Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. “Element.AI will help entrepreneurs get started in that high-growth …

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BIA/NYS convenes 2016 annual meeting in Utica, announces new executive director

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Our 2016 annual meeting, held this year at thINCubator in Utica, attracted more than 90 attendees from around the state. At the meeting, we announced a management transition. Marc Alessi, an attorney, entrepreneur, and former state Assemblyman, will take over from David Hochman as the next executive director of the BIA/NYS. A biography of Marc is attached.  For the second year in a row, we marketed our meetings in partnership with the Upstate Venture Association of New York (UVANY), which held one of its regional meetings the night before, also in thINCubator. The day before, our sponsor NYSERDA also held a meeting of its clean-energy incubation contractors together with partners at Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (formerly …

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Tech Garden-affiliated Genius NY accelerator searching for manager

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Our supporting member The Tech Garden is searching for a manager of the Genius NY program, a state-funded, $3 million accelerator for data-technology companies. Genius NY is one of several sources of early-stage financing that operate in close partnership with the incubator. Here is the job description for the Genius NY program manager. For more on Genius NY, please see this issue of CenterStateCEO’s newsletter from last year. The Tech Garden is also searching for a resource manager. Go to Source Author: admin

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Clarkson celebrates expansion of incubator programs to additional building sites & a graduation

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Clarkson University, which operates the Peyton Hall business incubator, held groundbreaking ceremonies for additional incubator space in nearby Damon Hall and at Old Main, the old administration building at the heart of the university’s former campus in downtown Potsdam: A separate university news release also profiles The Robot Zone, a student-initiated business focusing on STEM education that has now graduated from the Peyton Hall incubator and operates from commercial space on Main Street.  Go to Source Author: admin

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Two startups win $50k at AFRL Commercialization Academy demo day

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Two startups commercializing technology from the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) won $25,000 apiece at the latest demo day of the Commercialization Academy held by the Griffiss Institute and Wasabi Ventures: Xompass FaaS, a service platform providing intelligence to the energy industry, won the judges’ vote; and OneTouchTrust, which combats identity theft, won the audience vote.  Principals of AFRL/RI, Griffiss Institute, and Wasabi Ventures, which collaborate on the Commercialization Academy are all on the agenda at our annual meeting, scheduled to speak broadly about ways incubator-based startups across the state can leverage the AFRL/RI in Rome and the defense-industry supply chain. For more background on the winners, please see the Griffiss Institute news release.  Go to Source Author: admin

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Energy-Saving Superconductor to be Developed at Stony Brook Advanced Energy Center

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Energy-Saving Superconductor to be Developed at Stony Brook Advanced Energy CenterDOE Awards Brookhaven Technology Group $1.15 Million Grant to Develop the Technology At Stony Brook University’s Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC)  are, from left: Robert B. Catell, Chairman of the Board, AERTC; Vyacheslav Solovyov, PhD, of BTG and Stony Brook University Department of Engineering; Sergey Gelman, a Stony Brook Engineering student; and Yacov Shamash, VP for Economic Development at Stony Brook University. Stony Brook, NY, October 5, 2016 – Supporting clean energy research remains important for increasing new technological applications in the growing marketplace for clean energy. A $1.15 million Department of Energy (DOE) grant to the Brookhaven Technology Group, Inc., (BTG) a business incubator tenant of the …

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President's State of the University Address Highlights Student, Faculty Success, Commitment to Excellence

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President’s State of the University Address Highlights Student, Faculty Success, Commitment to Excellence Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. STONY BROOK, N.Y., September 30, 2016 – Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. delivered his seventh State of the University Address on Wednesday, during which he welcomed new faculty and administrators, expressed appreciation to administrators, faculty and staff for their dedicated efforts, and reinforced the University’s commitment to excellence. Acknowledging the many elected representatives and public officials in attendance, as well as members of the Stony Brook Council, he talked about advancements in economic development, research on both main and Medicine campuses, unprecedented diversity initiatives, and faculty research that received worldwide attention. He also mentioned the successful …

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America’s Past and Future Do Battle in an Unlikely Tech Incubator

In Business, Education, Finance, Gaming, Government, Legal, Science & Nature, Start Up by Wired News

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There are about 20 startups that call this tech incubator home. On any given afternoon, you can walk through these lime-green halls, past a life-sized Darth Vader cutout and a sign that reads, “Stop Tweeting Boring Shit” to see them at work. In one office, watch 3D printers whir, making knobs and propellers to build even more 3D printers. In another, strap on a PlayStation virtual reality headset and let it transport you to a haunted coal mine, designed by an upstart VR company. If you’re thirsty, pop on over to the pour-over coffee shop down the street, or grab a craft beer around the corner at Rust Belt Brewing. You might as well. You are in the Rust Belt …

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Immigrants Fuel Innovation. Let’s Not Waste Their Potential

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Noe arrived in the United States after a treacherous two-month journey to flee El Salvador. He hiked through the jungle, rode on top of trains, slept on the streets of Mexico City, and trekked through the desert. Eventually he made it to San Francisco. When Noe enrolled in high school, he discovered a passion—and a valuable talent—for chemistry and calculus. I met Noe at College Track, an organization that supports underserved youth through high school and college, where I’m a coun­selor and mentor. Noe graduated with a 4.2 GPA and was accepted to UC Berkeley. He graduated from there a year ago with a degree in architecture and economic policy, having benefited from California’s commitment to provide undocu­mented students with …

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LaunchPad Great Neck Ready for Lift-Off

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LaunchPad Great Neck, a 10,000+ sq ft New York State-certified incubator, opened on March 29, 2016. This video shows the Before & After work put into this magnificent coworking space and business incubator where entrepreneurs will take their ideas to the next level! To tour any of the 5 LaunchPad locations contact tour@LaunchPadli.com or call 855-8-LAUNCH

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AERTC firm nabs superconductivity stipend

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A Department of Energy grant will help a Stony Brook-based advanced-energy firm develop high-temperature superconductor technology that could alter the future of global power grids. The DOE’s Small Business Innovative Research program has issued a $1.15 million grant to Brookhaven Technology Group, a circa-1998 physical sciences innovator known for trendsetting work in nuclear reactor design, hyperspectral imaging, ion-source technology and other cutting-edge energy disciplines. Brain power: (From left) AERTC Chairman Robert Catell, Vyacheslav Solovyov of Brookhaven Technology Group, Stony Brook engineering student Sergey Gelman and SBU Economic Development VP Yacov Shamash. Next up for the resident of Stony Brook University’s Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center: commercializing its exfoliated high-temperature superconductor technology, known as ExoCable. The …

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On time (and on budget, FYI) with Mobileware

In Finance, Government, Mobile Technology, Start Up by Innovate LI

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By GREGORY ZELLER // An innovative Long Island software company is about to relaunch its flagship personal-budgeting app – one of the first downloads ever made available for the original iPhone. Not only that, but Stony Brook-based FYI Mobileware Inc. – actually, spinoff Mobileware, sans the “FYI” – is also working hard to push its popular community-based transit-scheduling apps into new markets, with a Philadelphia beta run coming soon. Yun Zhang, CEO and founder of 2008 startup FYI Mobileware and its slightly abbreviated 2009 spinoff, noted two distinct product lines for his dual app-makers, both headquartered inside SBU’s Long Island High Technology Incubator: FYI Mobileware focuses on personal finance, while Mobileware is into region-by-region scheduling, with a family of apps …

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Scheduling app schedules Apple debut

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By GREGORY ZELLER // This time next month, there’ll be no excuse for forgetting to pick up junior after school. At least for iPhone users. Inventor Gregory Wagner, CEO of Woodbury-based Aeonic Ventures LLC, is about to flip the switch on The Moiety App, a mobile-scheduling tool designed specifically for separated co-parents but useful for any dynamic social group. The app is wrapping up its final beta run and will launch in the Apple Store within three weeks, Wagner told Innovate LI, with an Android version right on its heels. Upgraded for iOS 10 functionality, Moiety will launch first as its basic schedule-management self – a “minimum viable product,” Wagner noted, with the ability to create a “crew,” or social …

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Summer, and the water’s fine for Brimes Energy

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A second summer of domestic ocean testing is yielding promising results for Brimes Energy’s “artificial jellyfish” – with a major ocean test off the Philippines about to commence. Before founder, CEO and native Filipino Ramuel Maramara can take his wave-energy-powered electric generator to his home country, however, several overseas partners – including the University of the Philippines and major in-country utility First Gen – must sign off on the testing plan, which is expected to receive financial support from the Filipino federal government. Ramuel Maramara: The race is on. The agreements are theoretically set, with the university preparing to gather data and the Asian nation’s federal Department of Science and Technology promising to partially fund the …

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China patent, new tech heat ThermoLift’s summer

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Technological advances and a first-ever international patent have made for a hot summer at ThermoLift, which is closing in rapidly on critical field tests for its natural gas-driven heat pump and air-conditioning unit. In July, the Stony Brook startup was granted its first overseas patent by China, which awarded the distinction to the customized electronic-control system of ThermoLift’s core heat-pump technology. The company is still awaiting a domestic utility patent – CEO Paul Schwartz said this week he expects it “within four to eight weeks” – and has also applied for patents in Germany, Italy, France and England. “The most important, largest regional areas in the world,” Schwartz noted. But the CEO and his engineering team …

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BNL snags key role in $50M battery effort

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A host of advanced Brookhaven National Laboratory technologies will bolster a $50 million national campaign to create next-generation electric-vehicle batteries. The laboratory’s National Synchrotron Light Source II and Center for Functional Nanomaterials will play key roles in the Battery500 Consortium, a multidisciplinary science super-squad led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The Obama Administration announced last week that the consortium – on a mission to create commercially viable electric batteries to power a range of automobiles – will receive up to $10 million a year over five years from DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Xiao-Qing Yang: Energetic leader. Joining the likes of PNNL, Idaho National Laboratory and California’s SLAC National …

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A summer of endless incubation at CEBIP

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Summer slowdown? Not at the Clean Energy Business Incubator Program, where a full slate of new clients and educational networking programs is giving a traditionally sagging season some sizzle. While closed schools and holiday vacations historically decelerate summertime business activity across many sectors, CEBIP Executive Director David Hamilton hasn’t had a chance to put up his feet. Fresh off of coordinating two professional networkers for the edification of program participants, Hamilton is now wrapping up a months-long vetting process that will welcome four new members into CEBIP’s virtual fold. Stony Brook University’s incubator without walls, which provides assistance and resources for developers of disruptive renewable and clean-energy technologies, currently boasts nine member companies. It’ll be 13 …

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Moiety scores KiwiTech collaboration

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A mobile scheduling app targeting divorced co-parents just got hitched. Woodbury-based Moiety Inc., a subsidiary of Aeonic Corp. and creator of The Moiety App, has announced a “strategic investment and development relationship” with KiwiTech, a unique developer/incubator/investment platform based in Washington. Moiety creator Greg Wagner: Going steady. KiwiTech brings a handsome dowry to the marriage, including an undisclosed financial investment and “exclusive technology development capability,” according to Aeonic Corp. founder and CEO Gregory Wagner, who spun Moiety into a separate C-corp. in September 2015, two months after launching the parent company. The two-year deal makes KiwiTech “the exclusive developer for the app for the foreseeable future,” Wagner told Innovate LI. In exchange for “a significant discount …