TO BE RESCHEDULED to 2021: Promoting Tech Innovation in Upstate New York Program featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Robert Atkinson

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Promoting Tech Innovation in Upstate New York
Reschedule from October 15, 2020 to 2021 In Process
CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY
Free Program/Free Parking
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Breakfast   / Registration / Exhibits


Welcome   and Introduction


Delivering Biotech Innovation – Vetting Inventions for Commercialization – Discovering Roadblocks Early 
This panel discussion moderated by M. Jack Rudnick, Director of the Innovation Law Center, Syracuse University College of Law includes a discussion of commercialization assessments and roadblocks.


The Startup Journey – Navigating Intellectual Property and Accessing Capital
Michael Krenick, Patent Attorney
Matthew Mroz, Director of Enterprise Technology Transfer
Nicholas Querques, Director of New Ventures
This panel discussion will feature experts from SUNY Research Foundation


Boxed   Lunch




Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, lead author of The Case for Growth Centers: How to Spread Tech Innovation Across America
Dr. Atkinson is one of the country’s foremost thinkers on innovation economics.  He has conducted ground-breaking research on technology and innovation and authored
three books, including Big is Beautiful: Debunking the Mythology of Small Business (MIT Press, 2018). Atkinson is a sought-after speaker and valued adviser to state, national and international policymakers on topics from tax policy to advanced manufacturing,
productivity, and global competitiveness.


Startup Resources
SUNY Venture Advisors Program - Doug Buerkle, SUNY Venture Advisor
Medical Device Innovation Challenge at CNYBAC - 2019 MDIC Graduates and Kathi   Durdon, Executive Director, CNY Biotech Accelerator
Business Incubator Association of NYS - Marc Alessi, Executive Director, BIANYS
FuzeHub Manufacturing Grant and Commercialization Competition - Julianne Clouthier, Director of Industry Engagement, FuzeHub
MedTech Member Services - Win Thurlow, Executive Director, MedTech


CNY Opportunity Zone Prospectus

David Mankiewicz, Senior Vice President, Policy and Planning, CenterState CEO


Fireside Chat with Dr. Robert Atkinson, CenterState CEO President Robert Simpson and Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh



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