August 2017

  Catalysts For pro·ac·tive Companies

What is it?
and Why is it Important?

Let's face it, how often do we waste time looking for something that is needed to finish a task?
 How many tools or materials could be located just a bit more conveniently to greatly affect how efficiently work is done?  More often than any of us would like to admit.
POUS is a solution to this kind of inefficiency.
Learn about this strategy Here.

Every minute spent sorting, moving, and storing material, is productivity that is lost. It then makes sense that having a process in place would cut down on this excess movement. This is why establishing an effective material handling process is necessary to optimize the flow of materials Read more about effective material handling 

Every industry should be blogging, even - or especially -ones not always considered glamorous like manufacturing. Blogging is an excellent way to establish yourself as a leader in your niche, increase brand awareness, gain new clients and strengthen relationships with existing ones. 
Read more about blogging

Walmart met with government and business leaders in Washington on Wednesday to unveil a plan to spur growth in domestic manufacturing efforts that company executives say will create an estimated 1.5 million new jobs in the US.  Read more about the manufacturing plan

Industry News You Can Use


"The most beneficial improvement program in my tenure at Sono-Tek. The assistance of MTEC has been invaluable..."

"...and has taken us beyond both our resources and vision of what is possible in small company high tech manufacturing. We compete globally, many times with unfair competitive barriers. This program is giving us the ability to continue to be successful at retaining and adding jobs in our locale-a most important goal."

MTEC's mission is to make sure manufacturing remains a viable and thriving industry in the Hudson Valley. As part of our Food & Beverage Initiative, we introduce ourselves to Hudson Valley's finest food and beverage manufacturers. 

Look Who We Are Working With Now

As part of the Jeff Lawrence Manufacturing Innovation Fund, FuzeHub will hold a New York State Commercialization Competition with Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) innovation assets and partners.
  • On November 15-16, 2017, Companies will compete in person to demonstrate the commercialization potential of their technology and win up to $50,000. 
  • Up to $250,000 in prize money is available, and FuzeHub anticipates making at least four awards of up to $50,000 each. 
  • Companies apply directly to participate in the competition, but to be eligible, a letter of recommendation is required from a funded NYSTAR innovation asset or partner.
  • The application period is currently open and will close promptly at 4:00 PM on August 31, 2017. 

Click here for more information regarding eligibility, awards, and application

Upcoming Events

Date & Time: 
2-day workshops from 8:00am - 5:00pm
September 14th-15th, October 12th-13th
Click here for more information about workshops
Upstate MIND, a Medical Innovation and Novel Discovery Center
841 E. Fayette St.  Syracuse, NY
Hosted By: 
Upstate MIND, a Medical Innovation and Novel Discovery Center & CNY Biotech Accelerator 

The workshops are designed for anyone interested in medical device product and service commercialization. Hear from experts and:
  • Learn how medical devices are designed, regulated, and marketed
  • Gain insights into intellectual property and licensing
  • Learn how to develop a business plan and pitch presentation 
  • Learn about all the valuable resources available to emerging medical device companies.
Click here to register

Date & Time: 
Friday, November 17th, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center
Hosted by:
Syracuse University CASE, NYS Science+Technology Law Center at Syracuse University College of Law, TDO Solutions for Manufacturing & Technology, and CNY Biotech Accelerator

Meet and learn from top-notch business leaders and industry experts.  The dynamic full-day program boasts two world-class keynotes in Dr. David Warner and Hod Lipson; and delivers educational workshops in three concurrent tracks; Law & Commercialization, Manufacturing, and Biotech Innovation .

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