Innovation @ Binghamton
Binghamton University is capitalizing on the rich environment of innovation and discovery on its campus as well as on Greater Binghamton's historic strengths in this area with a new Innovation @ Binghamton initiative.
This initiative, spearheaded by the New York State Center of Excellence in collaboration with the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships, is supported by the Academic Program and Faculty Development Fund. Innovation @ Binghamton will highlight Binghamton University’s commitment to an innovation culture and to its enabling of an ecosystem where new ideas are fostered and an ongoing dialogue among all key participants in the movement of novel ideas into the marketplace is facilitated.
The team includes Bahgat Sammakia, director of the Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center (S3IP) and executive director of economic development; Hari Srihari, dean of the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science; Angelo Mastrangelo, entrepreneur and professor in the School of Management; Eugene Krentsel, assistant vice president for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships; Rachel Coker, director of research advancement; Mary Beth Curtin, associate director of S3IP; C.J. Zhong, professor of chemistry; Ken McLeod, professor of bioengineering; and other staff and faculty members.
Among other projects, this program will include a strong educational component by taking advantage of and providing additional contribution to the Entrepreneurship Across the Curriculum initiative. It also calls for an Innovation Day, a new annual event to be held on the Binghamton University campus that will be the capstone of all Innovation @ Binghamton program elements. This event will spotlight technological, scientific and social developments created by Binghamton University students, faculty and staff. It will provide an opportunity for students to understand the potential path forward for new innovations under development. Colleagues who have successfully translated technology ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace, or are on their way to doing so, will be highlighted as part of a successful case studies section of the program. The community will be invited to learn about new innovative solutions coming out of the University.
Innovation @ Binghamton will also reach out to community groups, such as Southern Tier Opportunity Coalition (STOC), Catalysts for Intellectual Capital 20202 (CIC2020), Pipeline for Progress (P4P) and others, to integrate the University’s efforts into a larger innovation ecosystem in the community and the region.