ABOUT AM-TEC PROJECT PARTNERS
The Advanced Manufacturing for Thermal and Environmental Controls, or AM-TEC, project is led by Syracuse Center of Excellence in Energy and Environmental Systems (SyracuseCoE) in close partnership with CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity (CenterState CEO), Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY), NYSTAR, Central New York Technology Development Organization (TDO), Onondaga Community College Small Business Development Center, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Syracuse University. Additional support is provided by NYSERDA and Empire State Development.
Syracuse University (SU) and SyracuseCoE - SU is a private research university founded in 1870 and located in Syracuse, NY. SU leads New York’s statewide “Center of Excellence” for innovation in environmental and energy systems. Established in 2002, Syracuse CoE engages collaborators at more than 200 companies and institutions to address global challenges in clean and renewable energy, indoor environmental quality, and water resources. Members conduct targeted research, demonstrate new technologies, commercialize innovations, and educate the workforce.
NYSTAR, Division of Science, Technology and Innovation at Empire State Development
NYSTAR is a state agency that administers multiple programs to help new and existing businesses become more competitive through the use of innovative technologies, strengthening the research and technology capabilities of New York State’s colleges and universities to help create the intellectual capacity which drives high tech growth. NYSTAR receives funding from NIST’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) to operate a statewide network of ten regional technology development centers.
State University at New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) Founded in 1911, SUNY ESF is one of the nation’s leading doctoral-granting institutions dedicated to the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies and building a sustainable future. ESF is home to the Institute for Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing (ISMM), and its component Ultraviolet Light/Electron Beam Technology Center. SUNY ESF has significant experience in workforce training. In March 2012, SUNY ESF received a $1.3-million award from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration for an H-1B Technical Skills Training Grant, Enhancing American Jobs and Global Competitiveness: A Collaborative Initiative in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing.
Onondaga Community College (OCC) and its Small Business Development Center - Established in 1961, OCC is one of 30 locally sponsored community colleges in the SUNY system. OCC offers two-year degree programs that serve as transfer opportunities to baccalaureate degree programs at four-year campuses or for direct entry to the workforce. The SBDC at OCC is part of the New York State Small Business Development Centers, a network of 25 regional centers supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the NYS Department of Education/SUNY, and the national SBDC system. Their primary service to small business is one-on-one, client-directed business counseling.
Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY) - The Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY) is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 association representing almost 350 businesses and organizations across Upstate New York. As an association of manufacturers, about three-quarters of MACNY's members are industrial companies. MACNY is the voice and business solution leader for manufacturing excellence in Central Upstate New York.
CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity (CenterState CEO) - CenterState CEO is a twelve-county business leadership and economic development organization, based in Syracuse, New York. CenterState CEO represents more than 2,000 members and serve as the region's primary economic, community and business development catalyst. CenterState CEO works to achieve regional growth and total community prosperity through partnerships, planning and problem solving.
Central New York Technology Development Organization (CNYTDO) - The Central New York Technology Development Organization (TDO) is a not-for-profit consulting and training organization helping manufacturing and technology companies. TDO is the NYSTAR designated Regional Technology Development Center and the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) for Central New York. TDO works hands-on with companies to develop business growth strategies and improve manufacturing competitiveness through lean six sigma, TWI, workforce development, global marketing and sales strategies, new product development, energy efficiency, waste reduction and more. We help researchers and entrepreneurs with SBIR & STTR grants, business formation, and technology commercialization.
The Advanced Manufacturing for Thermal and Environmental Systems (AM-TECS) initiative was one of 10 projects selected nationally from 55 applications for the 2012 Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge, supported by a coalition of federal agencies. Five federal awards totaling nearly $1.9 million are supported by an additional $1.3 million in matching funds provided by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Empire State Development, CenterState CEO and the Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY).
Click here to read about the federal Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge.