Brookings Institution


Fri February 1, 2013

Rochester remains strong center for patents; Albany rising

A patent for a flying machine from 1869.
U.S. National Archives via Flickr

Patent activity - an indicator of economic ingenuity - has been on a steady rise for the past three decades, a report by the Brookings Institution has found, but innovation is shifting to high-tech sectors and the highly educated.

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Mon November 12, 2012
The Upstate Economy

Robotics industry still in its infancy

You may have seen videos of robots interacting humans in laboratories and wondered when we'll see those robots on store shelves. One industry expert says that moment is closer than you think.

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