November 5, 2001
NYSTAR awards $8 million for regional technology-development efforts
state Office of Science, Technology, and Academic Research
(NYSTAR) has announced awards of nearly $8 million to 10 different
grants will establish these organizations as Regional Technology
Development Centers (RTDCs) for up to five years. These centers
are charged with giving New York's small and medium-sized
manufacturing and technology-driven businesses advice and
direct services designed to enhance these firm's competitiveness.
grants represent initial funding to support RTDC activities
through June 30, 2002. Subsequent funding will be made on
an annual basis. One grant was made in each of the state's
10 economic development regions.
The following grants were awarded:
- The Alliance for Manufacturing and Technology (AM&T) of Binghamton: $546,000 (RTDC for the Southern Tier).
- The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) of Albany: $579,000 (Capital Region).
- The Central New York Technology Development Organization (CNYTDO) of Syracuse: $560,000 (Central New York).
- The Council for International Trade, Technology, Education and Communication (CITEC) of Potsdam: $409,000 (North Country region).
- The High Technology of Rochester:$831,000 (Finger Lakes region).
- The Hudson Valley Technology Development Center (HVTDC) of Fishkill: $759,000 (mid-Hudson region).
- The Industrial and Technology Assistance Center (ITAC) of New York City: $1,912,000 (New York City)
- The Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT) of Farmingdale: $1 million (Long Island).
- The Mohawk Valley Applied Technology Corporation (MVATC) of Utica: $484,000 (Mohawk Valley region).
- The Western New York Technology Development Center (WNYTDC)
of Amherst: $866,000 (western New York).
RTDC received a base award of $300,000, plus an additional
allocation based on the percentage of manufacturing and research
and development individuals employed at small- and medium-sized
companies in the region.
RTDC program is an integrated service delivery program that
draws on three related programs: the Technology Development
Organization program; the Industrial Technology Extension
Service program; and the federal Manufacturing Extension Partnership
help companies improve productivity and quality. They also
assist in strategic planning, securing financing, addressing
intellectual property issues, and establishing links with
universities and other research facilities to help these companies
integrate new technologies into their operations.
NYSTAR administers several programs that focus on research, technology transfer, commercialization and support of small- and medium-sized manufacturers and technology-based companies, businesses that drive economic growth in New York State. The goal of these programs is to create high-quality jobs through the introduction of new research, companies, products and processes.
information on the individual RTDCs, visit http://www.nystar.state.ny.us/links.htm#rtdc.