October 2017

  Catalysts For pro·ac·tive Companies


Supply chains are made up of all the different processes that work together to create a product. In our Supply Chain for Dummies series, we will help you understand how these processes work together to create value for the customer, and are the reason some companies are able to establish a competitive advantage over others. Read more...


Smaller manufacturers are often important suppliers in vital national supply chains. Helping them recover quickly will limit the repercussions felt up and down the supply chain and across the country.  Read more about the Emergency Funding

Many manufacturers have begun to explore the benefits augmented reality can offer in an industrial environment, a trend that has nowhere to go but up as the hardware and software for AR improves.  Read more augmented reality


43 percent of cyber attacks target small business and 60 percent of small companies go out of business within six months of a cyber attack. Read more about Cyber Security 

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Upcoming Events

New York Automation and Robotics Conference 2017
Date & Time:
Monday, October 23rd,  7:30am  to  6:30pm
Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, NY
Hosted By:
Rensselaer's Center for Automation Technologies and Systems
  • Learn from leaders in automation and robotics
  • Meet and learn from researchers and industry leaders
  • Learn how to access expertise, funding, future employees, testbeds related to robotics and automation
  • Learn present state and future trends of automation and manufacturing
  • Learn to access education, training, and workforce development
  • Discover processes to improve plant efficiency and profitability
For more information,  Click here

Back to the Future: HR Fundamentals in Changing Times
Date & Time:
October 26, 7:45am - 4:00pm
Falkirk Estates, Central Valley, NY
Hosted By:
Society for Human Resource Management

Take a visual journey into the future to see how the workplace and workforce will change over the next 10 years. 

For full program description and registration,  Click Here

Date & Time: 
Friday, November 17, 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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