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The Commercialization Competition is a two-day event in Albany, NY that features a pitch competition showcasing innovative early stage companies, panel discussions and networking opportunities. Up to seven companies will be awarded $50,000 each to help move their projects forward. Details at this link.
It's easy to purchase PPE for workers; getting them to use it is a little more complicated. Unfortunately there is no quick and easy solution to this issue, but this article is a great reminder of the practices that build and maintain safe workplaces.
Up to $50,000 Defense Industry Assistance Grants are available through NY State to companies in the defense supply chain or defense-focused SBIR/STTR grant awardees. The funding is available to help defense-focused organizations weather DoD spending fluctuations with diversification.
You can learn more about the program at this link, or you can attend a match-making style event designed to connect you with the available resources on August 14 from 9:00am to 1:00pm in Saratoga, NY. Details and registration are available at this link.
Building on recent investment, the Town of Plattsburgh planning department is strategically creating more opportunities for growth.
While the North Country boom might not be exactly on the scale of some others, there are some lessons to be taken from communities who have been experiencing extensive manufacturing growth. Read more here.
By eliminating physical connections such as wires and cable from a facility's communication network, wireless technology offers many manufacturing, chemical processing and utility organizations a means to run their entire operation more efficiently, more productively and at less cost. However, concerns about reliability, integrity and security have hampered the adoption and use of industrial wireless, especially when wireless communication can often be disrupted by obstructions and interference in harsh industrial settings. NIST has published a set of guidelines to help companies navigate their wireless transitions.
There is no better time than now to expand your manufacturing company in New York, as there are many grants, funds, and financial incentives available to you. There is a lot of competition for these funds, but companies that do their homework and submit strong applications can be well positioned for success. Fuzehub has put together a nice compilation of opportunities at this link.
I was in elementary school so long ago they called it "grammar school." Back then they told us the metric system was coming to the U.S. We learned how to use it, but we never learned what exactly a kilogram was, and now it's all going to change. Sort of.