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October 2018 NYS Incubator Report
NYC is the capital of a booming artificial intelligence industry

Indeed said it analyzed millions of job postings in the U.S. from June 2015 through June 2018. The report identified job titles that saw more than 20 percent of postings list “artificial intelligence” or “machine learning” in the description and derived information about salary and location.
If you’re looking to get into AI, set your sights on New York City, according to the report. Surprisingly, New York and not San Francisco boasts the highest percentage of AI and machine learning positions in a single metro area, with more than 11 percent of national job postings.

American-Made Solar $3 Million Prize Competition

Do you have any clients looking to accelerate their ideas and solutions for the solar industry? Through three prize competitions, the American-Made Network will provide their tools and expertise to help the best projects in solar materials, systems, and/or support infrastructure/services succeed. Top prize is for $3 million!

Submissions are due October 5th. Help your clients prepare and submit a competitive application 

New Grant Opportunities Now Accepting Applications!
Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs

The EDA seeks to provide comprehensive and accessible resources to economically distressed communities with innovative strategies towards infrastructure and job creation through two available grant programs: Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance.
  • Public Works program ($117.5M): This program seeks to meet the construction and infrastructure needs of distressed regions through design projects that have encompassed wet labs, water and sewer system improvement, business incubators and accelerators, science and research parks, and more. Accepted applicants will refine their proposals to include a CEDS or EDA-accepted regional economic development strategy with a focus on high-quality job retention or creation to ensure that the region remains economically competitive after redevelopment. 
  • Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program ($37M): The EAA program’s primary purpose is to empower public-private partnerships to redevelop communities experiencing economic dislocation by implementing bottom-up solutions and regional assets for construction and non-construction activities. Examples of such activities include design and engineering projects, Revolving Loan Funds, technical assistance, and other innovative economic recovery initiatives. A portion of this program ($30M) will also go towards Assistance to Coal Communities implementation projects that fall under one of the following categories: collaborative partnerships, economic and workforce development integration, multi-jurisdictional project impact, and high-quality jobs and worker advancement.
GRANT CEILING AMOUNT: $3,000,000 (requires match)
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS: No deadline; both grants are accepting rolling submissions until new NOFO or funds are depleted.

Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator; Pratt is Partnering with The Ascent Conference to Host NYC's Preeminent Tech Conference on October 3rd and 4th in New York City at Pier 36

emerging technology showcase
at the Annual NYSTAR Partners Meeting-October 23rd and 24th Syracuse

Manufacturing industries are transforming, and being transformed by, emerging technologies and new advancements in production capabilities. To showcase advances in integrated photonics, robotics, digital manufacturing and more, FuzeHub is hosting an Emerging Technology Showcase
in collaboration with Empire State Development’s Division of Science Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) in Syracuse, New York—a state that is at the forefront of significant R&D in these areas.

Incubator Works Launches its 2018/2019 Entrepreneur Programs with keynote from James Chapman
October 17th- 6pm to 7:30pm
650 Baldwin St.
Elmira, NY 14901  

Northeast Clean Energy Coalition (NECEC) hosts webinar open for BIANYS members and their clients: Diversity and Impact Investing: Key Drivers for Economic Growth
Oct 12th - 12:30-1:30pm EDT

Two Impact investors, an Entrepreneur and a Startup Advisor are part of the panel. They'll start the conversation that we want you to be part of!  

Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp, October 18-19
at CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY

25 speakers/panelists on the following topics:

Product Development/Testing
Risk Management
Student Capstone Programs
Global Business Development/Exports
Industry Collaboration/Corporate Relations
Biotech Startups
University Entrepreneur Programs
The Pitch
Incubators/Incubator Programs

- Only $10.00 registration fee; grant funded fee-waived registration for university students, faculty and staff (lunch and beverages provided, parking is free in parking lot behind building)
- Free exhibit tables available, if interest contact:

Weather Hack – powered by NYS Mesonet, UAlbany Innovation Center, Weather & Climate Business-Analytics Research Center, Innovate 518
Exploring creative uses for the NYS Mesonet Weather Data
Friday November 9th 5:00 to 10:00 p.m., Saturday November 10th 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday November 11th 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
University at Albany - Standish Living Room in the Massry Center for Business
Who should attend? Programmers, designers, students, professionals and entrepreneurs
General $15, students $10

The EPRI Incubatenergy Network is looking for a new Technical Leader

Join the exciting world of cleantech incubators as a Technical Leader for the Electric Power Research Institute's Incubatenergy Network, a national consortium of 20 leading energy-focused incubators and accelerators. This position is responsible for leading all elements of the Incubatenergy Network. Ideal candidates have experience building and expanding a network or community and a solid understanding of technical trends in the industry.

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