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Upcoming events

19 November 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

85 Saint Nicholas Terrace, New York, NY 10031
Contact: [email protected]

From Publication to Profit

Please join us at the Advanced Science Research Center for an evening with researchers, entrepreneurs, and industry specialists discussing their experiences and strategies to commercialization of their products. This interactive panel discussion will include representatives from companies at all stages of the entrepreneurial ladder - from academics who recently made a discovery to profitable manufacturers in New York City. Topics will include individual experiences, company products, and access to resources which supported their entrepreneurial activities.

Learn the routes to commercialize your technologies, find resources, and become part of the NYC entrepreneurial & manufacturing community.

Confirmed Panelists:
Mike Spinelli, StrongArm Technologies
Mike Gazes, Chromation
Ayala Lampel, Peptide Pigments
Jessica Cohen, Lake of Bays Semiconductor Inc.
Arber Ruci, NYC Innovation Hot Spot (Moderator)

In partnership with Futureworks NYC.

29 November 2018 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST

80 58th Street Annex Building, Brooklyn, NY 11220
Contact: [email protected]

Ops21 Advanced Workshop: Digital Manufacturing

Through Ops21, a Futureworks NYC program backed by NYCEDC and led by ITAC, we will be hosting 24 advanced technology workshops across three topic areas: advanced materials, digital manufacturing, and robotics.

  This is a Digital Manufacturing Advanced Workshop, which is intended to further your knowledge of digital manufacturing tools, including deeper dives (than was done in the awareness workshop) into: work instructions and tool systems, machine monitoring, data analysis and systems implementation.

  This workshop will be presented by Rochester Institute of Technology's Center of Excellence for Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing (RIT COE-ASM) and is specifically for manufacturers that are operating within the five boroughs of NYC.  

If you have already attended one of our Digital Manufacturing Awareness workshops, this workshop is the next level workshop in our Ops21 series. If you are just learning about Digital Manufacturing, we encourage you to attend our last Digital Manufacturing Awareness Workshop on November 7th first, if you are able. Otherwise, you are welcome to join this session directly.

About Digital Manufacturing: Digital Manufacturing is the use of digital tools to collect and analyze data to improve tool design, product design, or manufacturing operations. Benefits include reduced time of product design and manufacturing; improvement of product, process, and enterprise performance; and across-the-board savings regardless of industry.  

Who Should Attend?

  • Executives and Company Decision-Makers
  • Directors / VPs / Managers of Manufacturing / Operations
  • Technology and Innovation Specialists
  • Plant Engineers
 

Agenda: 8:30AM-9AM: Registration & Light Breakfast
9AM-12PM: Digital Manufacturing Workshop
12PM-1PM: Networking & Light Lunch
 

Please click here to see a calendar of all workshops and for additional information.

11 December 2018 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST


Contact: [email protected]

Ops21 Advanced Materials Workshop – Food & Beverage

Through Ops21, a Futureworks NYC program backed by NYCEDC and led by ITAC, we will be hosting 24 advanced technology workshops across three topic areas: advanced materials, digital manufacturing, and robotics.  

This is an Advanced Materials Awareness Workshop that is Food and Beverage focused, which is intended to further your knowledge of materials used in food and beverage businesses (e.g., packaging, ingredients/shelf life, etc.), to share case studies on food and beverage packaging; and to discuss related challenges faced by NYC manufacturers.  

This workshop will be presented by Ann Vegdhal, an Extension Associate / Process Authority at the Cornell Food Venture Center @NYC, and by Cornell University's Center for Materials Research (CCMR). Ann is an expert in food safety, microbial risk assessment, acidified foods, and low acid foods.

This workshop is for food or beverage manufacturers and industrial businesses that are operating within the five boroughs of NYC.  

About Advanced Materials:
Advanced Materials is the advance or modification of traditional materials to obtain better or specific properties, resulting in improved products. Benefits include optimized product performance and durability (e.g. strength, weight, shelf life); lower environmental risks (e.g. coatings, finishes, sustainable materials); and reduced project lifecycle costs.  

Who Should Attend?

  • Executives and Company Decision-Makers
  • Directors / VPs / Managers of Manufacturing / Operations
  • Technology and Innovation Specialists
  • Plant Engineers
 

Workshop Eligibility: This workshop is for established NYC manufacturing or industrial companies operating (making or assembling products) within NYC's five boroughs. Established NYC manufacturers are those that are revenue producing and have been in operation for more than 5 years. If you are a revenue producing NYC manufacturer tha has been operating, as defined above, for less than 5 years, please contact us at [email protected] prior to registration so we can see whether this program is a fit for your company or not.

Agenda:
8:30AM-9AM: Registration & Light Breakfast
9AM-12PM: Digital Manufacturing Workshop
12PM-1PM: Networking & Light Lunch
 

Past events

18 April 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST

Javits Center, Hudson Yards
Contact: [email protected]

TechDay Booth

06 September 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

ASRC Auditorium 138th Street New York, NY
Website: https://www.nanonotes.org/events/
Contact: [email protected]

Bench to Bedside: Accelerating the Medical Innovation Conversation

Hosted by the CCNY Master's in Translational Medicine Program, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center NanoFab, FutureWorks NYC and CUNY Biotech, as a member of GRO-Biotech, join our panel of inventors and innovators for a discussion highlighting the challenges and opportunities associated with building medical device technology companies, who in New York City is doing this type of innovative work and why we should be focusing on bringing medical device technology into the conversation around accelerating biotechnology in New York City.

12 September 2017 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM EST

NY Designs
Contact: [email protected]

Workshop 5: Designing for Manufacturing

12 September 2017 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM EST

A/D/O
Contact: [email protected]

Using a CNC Machine for Prototyping

12 September 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST

NY Designs
Contact: [email protected]

Designing for Manufacturing

Spencer Wright of Centerline Labs and John Briscella of AMiNiMAL Studio lead this workshop on designing for manufacturing. They’ll take you through exercises to help you understand the tools and programs to use in designing your model, building your prototype, and developing a Bills of Materials. Then, Spencer and John will discuss the strengths, weaknesses and pricing of different materials and how to make sure you’re setting yourself up for manufacturing success. Passcode: futureworkspartner