innovation http://wrvo.org en Software patents spark conversation about viability and protection http://wrvo.org/post/software-patents-spark-conversation-about-viability-and-protection <p>It’s taken 13 years, but an upstate New York company, Logical Images, has finally received a patent for the software that runs its visual diagnostic system. The tool is used by physicians to lower the rate of diagnostic errors. Though the company says the patent was vital to their commercial viability and the protection of their product, not everyone thinks software should be patentable. &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:00:11 +0000 Kate O'Connell 44618 at http://wrvo.org Event showcases student innovation and creativity http://wrvo.org/post/event-showcases-student-innovation-and-creativity <p>More than 100 kids showcased their ideas at the 11th annual <a href="http://www.wnykidsinvent.org/index.html">Western New York Invention Convention</a>, held recently at <a href="http://medaille.edu">Medaille College in Buffalo</a>. It was created to promote creative thinking and encourage scientific problem solving. Sat, 11 May 2013 12:36:00 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 37649 at http://wrvo.org Event showcases student innovation and creativity New water treatment technology holds many possibilities http://wrvo.org/post/new-water-treatment-technology-holds-many-possibilities <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>A new water treatment technology has applications ranging from purification in African and Indian coastal slums, to decontamination of water produced in gas and oil wells. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:21:05 +0000 Kate O'Connell 36600 at http://wrvo.org New water treatment technology holds many possibilities Advanced video processing could help law enforcement http://wrvo.org/post/advanced-video-processing-could-help-law-enforcement <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Investigators in Boston this week quickly began sifting through more than two thousand videos and still images of the marathon route looking for potential suspects in bombing, with crowd sourcing becoming the newest tool in the arsenal of law enforcement agencies.</p><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:31:59 +0000 Kate O'Connell 36591 at http://wrvo.org Advanced video processing could help law enforcement SUNY Oswego looks to build "innovation ecosystem" http://wrvo.org/post/suny-oswego-looks-build-innovation-ecosystem <p>It won't be a physical structure like some incubators. And it won't be trying to churn out startup businesses. Instead the incubator SUNY Oswego is launching this month will try to create an "innovation ecosystem." Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:58:42 +0000 Ryan Delaney 36006 at http://wrvo.org Home monitoring device aims to prevent property damage http://wrvo.org/post/home-monitoring-device-aims-prevent-property-damage <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>An upstate New York company has created a small plug-in device that could help home-owners avoid costly problems. The MarCELL monitoring device works on a cellular connection and can alert homeowners to problems like a power failure or a broken pipe. Mon, 01 Apr 2013 16:09:07 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35577 at http://wrvo.org Home monitoring device aims to prevent property damage "Virtual march" on Washington lobbies for immigration reform http://wrvo.org/post/virtual-march-washington-lobbies-immigration-reform <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The technology industry is using social media to create a "virtual march" on Washington. The <a href="http://www.marchforinnovation.com/" target="_blank">March for Innovation</a>, launched by the Partnership for a new Economy, is lobbying for immigration reform, including putting pressure on Congress to provide more visas for high-skilled workers and entrepreneurs. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:53:33 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35389 at http://wrvo.org "Virtual march" on Washington lobbies for immigration reform New window coating allows sunlight but filters heat http://wrvo.org/post/new-window-coating-allows-sunlight-filters-heat <p>It’s a creation expected to reduce the cost of heating and cooling for homes and businesses. It took five years for University at Buffalo Professor Sarbajit Banerjee and his students to invent a window film that repels heat from the sun. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 20:41:17 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 35327 at http://wrvo.org New window coating allows sunlight but filters heat RIT students invent new luggage tracking device http://wrvo.org/post/rit-students-invent-new-luggage-tracking-device <p>A team of Rochester Institute of Technology students has created a system that allows travelers to get real-time updates on the location of their luggage by way of an embedded device in their suitcase.<br> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:59:19 +0000 Kate O'Connell 34619 at http://wrvo.org RIT students invent new luggage tracking device Innovation in the gun industry http://wrvo.org/post/innovation-gun-industry <p>For gun manufacturers, there is one thing that seems very apparent - the demand for traditional weapons is high. For many customers, there is a personal connection to guns that have been in the family for years. For others, it is the allure of brands and models that have stood the test of time. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:14:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 32975 at http://wrvo.org Innovation in the gun industry What New York's 'innovation network' might look like http://wrvo.org/post/what-new-yorks-innovation-network-might-look <p>When Gov. Andrew Cuomo put forward his economic development agenda in his State of the State address in early January, he <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/cuomo-lays-out-innovation-agenda" target="_blank">outlined his plans to grow innovation and entrepreneurship</a>. He spoke of a new venture capital fund, the commercialization of academic research and providing support for startups. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:21:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 32589 at http://wrvo.org What New York's 'innovation network' might look like Cuomo lays out innovation agenda http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-lays-out-innovation-agenda <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out a number of efforts in his 2013 agenda to encourage the commercialization of academic research and boost entrepreneurship, including a venture capital fund and network of incubators, which are seen as mechanisms to boost economic growth. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:18:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 32337 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo lays out innovation agenda Governor proposes creating "innovation hot spots" http://wrvo.org/post/governor-proposes-creating-innovation-hot-spots <p>In his third State of the State address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined a new initiative to create ten "Innovation Hot Spots" - areas where startup businesses can receive support, access venture capital and possibly tax breaks. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:12:42 +0000 Kate O'Connell 31741 at http://wrvo.org Innovate it here & make it here, say manufacturing experts http://wrvo.org/post/innovate-it-here-make-it-here-say-manufacturing-experts <p>Closing the gap between innovation and commercialization is the key to boosting the national economy. That is one of the messages at a manufacturing summit being held in Rochester this week.&nbsp; Industry leaders say economic growth triggered by American ideas needs to be kept within the United States' borders. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 21:53:09 +0000 Kate O'Connell 30169 at http://wrvo.org Collaboration in western New York brings innovative product http://wrvo.org/post/collaboration-western-new-york-brings-innovative-product <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><a href="http://www.sensgard.com/" target="_blank">SensGard LLC</a>. makes hearing protection, but not the kind that you might be used to. Instead of large, wooly earmuffs they are producing small, foldable hearing protectors that look like ear plugs on the end of a headband. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:32:48 +0000 Kate O'Connell 26891 at http://wrvo.org Awards JumpStart opportunities for small businesses in New York http://wrvo.org/post/awards-jumpstart-opportunities-small-businesses-new-york <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The <a href="http://www.ccmr.cornell.edu/" target="_blank">Cornell Center for Material Research</a> (CCMR) in Ithaca, has announced the winners for the Fall 2012 JumpStart program. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 15:37:11 +0000 Kate O'Connell 26676 at http://wrvo.org Does government have a role in creating the next Willis Carrier? http://wrvo.org/post/does-government-have-role-creating-next-willis-carrier <p>There is a political debate going on this fall about government's role in supporting entrepreneurship and innovation.</p><p>It comes at a time when upstate New York continues to try and reinvent its economy. Small business incubators and accelerator programs are cropping up. The state has also made a major investment in creating a nanotech industry.</p><p>"The narrative that government is important? I don’t believe it’s true," says Carl Schramm. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:20:39 +0000 Ryan Delaney 25802 at http://wrvo.org Does government have a role in creating the next Willis Carrier? The case for investing in research http://wrvo.org/post/case-investing-research <p>Investments in research take a while to pay dividends.</p><p>So says Dr. Karin Pavese, director of innovation at the New York Academy of Sciences.</p><p>At a <a href="http://www.centerstateceo.com/EXTERNAL/WCPAGES/WCNEWS/NEWSARTICLEDISPLAY.ASPX?ArticleID=286" target="_blank">biotechnology symposium</a> in Syracuse Tuesday, Pavese told attendees there&#39;s great growth potential in state-backed research. But since the fruits of those investments often take many years to bloom, Pavese&nbsp;says politicians are often hesitant to pony up key funding.</p><p>One job created in the innovation work force - like a research position - creates three additional jobs, according to Pavese.</p><p>But standing in the way is something called the &quot;valley of death.&quot;</p><p> Wed, 23 May 2012 15:20:14 +0000 Ryan Delaney 19739 at http://wrvo.org The case for investing in research