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Tech Valley Center of Gravity

At the core of Tech Valley Center of Gravity’s is the makerspace. This light-filled and flexible facility is designed to welcome makers and doers of every stripe with an abundance of workshops, work stations, tools and collaboration spaces. From metal shop to conference room; 3-D printing zone to woodshop; kitchen to fiber arts; laser etching to electronics; community room to consultation corners: every zone and its equipment is designed to promote collaboration, boost creative confidence and spark creativity. THINQubator, a children’s makerspace, ensures that new generations of makers and doers are engaged in creative expression/idea development within science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics

 

University at Albany 

East Campus
Rensselaer, New York

The University at Albany's East Campus is home to a joint venture between the Cancer Research Center (CRC) and School of Public Health. Current tenants include bioscience, chemical and nanotech firms. These facilities are located at the East Campus because of the support and access to high-end instrumentation that the CFG offers them.

The CRC works with companies and researchers from academia and government around the world. All Ivy League schools have outsourced work to the Cancer Research Center, as have major research institutions such as Scripps and the National Institutes of Health. In addition, the centers do work for large pharma and biotech companies, several of which have come to Rensselaer County to be close to the facility.

Researchers at the East Campus are currently working on a number of commissioned projects, including genetic engineering of an exotic fruit to remove its prickers, various cancer research projects, and a $2.2 million grant awarded to a faculty member studying a new layer of cellular signaling managed by the cell's RNA. About 20 percent of the work done at the centers is global; 50 percent is local and the other 30 percent comes from throughout the rest of the United States.

The Capital Region has the fourth largest concentration of employment in research, testing, and medical laboratories of all metropolitan areas in the U.S., largely due to the high concentration of higher education facilities and the fact that the New York Department of Health's Wadsworth Lab is the third largest bioresearch organization in the country.

For more information, call (518) 525-2775 : www.albany.edu/eastcampus

Christopher D' Allaird, a local CPA located in Troy, NY, has successfully completed the requirements to earn the designation of a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist (CTRS). This dignified certification is earned by good standing members of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS).  Christopher D' Allaird was first required to be…
Hudson Valley Community College’s Viking Child Care Center has received an annual grant of $121,000 for up to four years that will be used for tuition subsidies for low-income families in the daycare center. The center provides care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years and serves parents attending the college as well as community parents. The…
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Dec
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We’re giving thanks for our members by offering an exciting contest for two members to win customized Chamber marketing packages valued at $1,500 each! It…
Register By 12 p.m. on December 17, 2019
Dec
18
Join the festivities at our most popular and final NetworkingPlus event of 2019. Get connected, develop leads and build relationships at this fast-paced…
11:30 a.m. Check-in & Luncheon; 12 - 1:15 p.m. Networking
Jan
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Join the Chamber at the 2020 State of the County Breakfast and learn what's ahead for Rensselaer County and the business community in the new year. …
Check-in & breakfast 7:30a.m.; remarks and Q&A 8-9:00a.m.