The Technology Alliance of Central New York (TACNY) will host a presentation on growing the innovation economy, with a look at regional clusters such as clean tech, IT, sensors, bio/life sciences, and other sectors in which Central New York has a strong asset base. “Growing Regional Technology Clusters” is scheduled for January 11, 2011 from 6:00-7:30 pm and is part of the 2010-2011 Sweet Lecture Series. The local chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is the co-host for this event.
The event will be held in the auditorium of the Whitney Applied Technology Center at Onondaga Community College. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. RSVPs are preferred and are requested by January 4, 2011. Walk-ins are welcome. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The featured speaker for this event is Linda Dickerson Hartsock, VP, Innovation and Technology, CenterState CEO and director of industry collaboration for the Syracuse Center of Excellence. Linda also directs the Tech Garden and The Clean Tech Center.
Linda’s vast expertise includes state, regional, and local development, as well as strategic planning and structuring complex projects. She has helped organize regional development efforts across New York State, particularly education-industry partnerships related to emerging technologies, and has been the recipient of numerous federal and state awards related to her work.
Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the Technology Alliance of Central New York exists to enhance and facilitate the development, growth, and advancement of education, awareness, and historical appreciation of technology within the Central New York Community. Through its programs and support efforts, the Technology Alliance seeks to further serve members, as well as educational groups and institutions with similar missions, and be the key link among technical societies in Central New York.