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Women in our culture have traditionally been recognized as mothers, educators, caregivers, and artists. We’ve seen strides toward greater recognition of women for their other contributions during the past 100 years since women’s suffrage  (the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920). In addition, society is beginning to understand the impact...
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For nearly 20 years, D3 Engineering has been designing electronics, developing software, and creating products globally for companies in transportation, industrial, defense and medical markets.  Their systems are used in many applications including industrial machines, robotics, autonomous vehicles, high performance cameras and medical devices. D3 not only designs systems for customers, but they can also...
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Ovitz, a Rochester, New York-based company received top honors at Luminate NY’s “Light Tomorrow with Today” Demo Day competition, held in the main tent at the CGI International Jazz Festival in downtown Rochester.   The company will receive $1 million in follow-on funding from New York State through the Finger Lakes Forward Upstate Revitalization Initiative....
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By Isabella Farr OZY.com WHY YOU SHOULD CARE Data centers consume the energy of 50 power plants and spew out more greenhouse gases than 140 countries. Now, space could save the day. When scientist and entrepreneur Ohad Harlev was looking for new ways to store data in 2015, he thought his best idea was out...
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Accelerator Aims to Bring Visionary Optics, Photonics and Imaging Companies and Emerging Technologies to the Finger Lakes Region Applications Will Be Accepted Through September 23, 2019 Luminate NY is a Key Initiative in “Finger Lakes Forward” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy ALBANY, N.Y., June 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)...
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Two different-yet-related problems. First, America needs to become more productive to grow the American economy faster. Second, some regions seem to benefit from growth a lot more than others. Indeed, the reality of the latter problem risks undercutting political support for policies to fix the former. Why should politicians and voters in the Rust Belt...
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Full Video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXDAGH_PTSA Congratulations to Michael Mandina, President of Optimax Systems, and Richard Plympton, CEO of Optimax Systems, for receiving the Herbert W. Vanden Bul Entrepreneurial Award at RIT on June 5th! The Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award was created in 1984 through an endowment fund established by Mr. Vanden Brul in conjunction...
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Additional Backing Will Support Three More Rounds of Optics, Photonics and Imaging Competition Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $15 million in additional funding is being made available to support three more rounds of the Luminate NY business accelerator competition in Rochester. The Luminate competition focuses exclusively on the optics, photonics and imaging industry. The program...
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Luminate (a program of Nextcorps) announced the 10 companies selected to take part in the second cohort of New York State’s Luminate NY accelerator competition in Rochester. The finalists selected include optics, photonics and imaging start-ups who were selected after pitching their innovative ideas to an advisory panel comprised of industry experts at the Luminate...
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