Technical Experts

 
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New York University Tandon School of Engineering Mechatronic, Robotics and Control Lab  

New York University Tandon School of Engineering Mechatronic, Robotics and Control Lab provides industrial companies in New York City with access to mechatronics/robotics expertise. Within the Futureworks Program, NYU Mechatronics and Robotics’ role will be creating and executing the robotics/mechatronics awareness and advanced workshops; and serving as the robotics/mechatronics technical expert. NYC manufacturers will be able to benefit from NYU Tandon MCRL's technical resources and from the support of Futureworks to implement projects that require prototype development, testing, installation, and evaluation of instrumentation, monitoring, control, automation, mechatronics, and robotics solutions.

 
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Cornell University’s Center for Materials Research (CCMR)

Cornell University’s Center for Materials Research (CCMR) is a 56-year-old center funded by the National Science Foundation and Empire State Development, dedicated to cutting-edge materials research, and promoting economic development by offering low-cost world-class, technical expertise in advanced materials to industry. Within the Futureworks Program, CCMR’s role is creating and executing the advanced materials awareness and advanced workshops, and serving as advanced materials technical experts. NYC manufacturers will be able to benefit from CCMR technical resources and from the support of Futureworks/ITAC to develop, characterize and modify materials, optimize prototypes, and develop new products.

 
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EWI

EWI is the leading engineering and technology organization in North America dedicated to developing, testing, and implementing advanced manufacturing technologies for industry. Through its Advanced Manufacturing Implementation Strategy offering, EWI also helps manufacturers understand how to incorporate innovative technologies into their manufacturing operations to establish competitive advantage and optimize operations in their respective industries. Within the Futureworks Program, EWI’s role will be to lead the deep dive assessment mentioned above, and serve as innovation mindset advisor and technical expert. 

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Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center of Excellence for Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing (RIT COE-ASM)

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center of Excellence for Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing (RIT COE-ASM) fosters collaboration between universities and the business sector to promote the development and commercialization of new products and technologies. COE-ASM experts help companies understand how smart and digital manufacturing technologies connect design, planning, production and distribution to drive process improvements, reduce costs and increase efficiencies. Within the Futureworks Program, RIT COE-ASM’s role will be creating and executing the digital manufacturing awareness and advanced workshops and serving as the digital manufacturing technical experts. NYC manufacturers will be able to benefit from RIT COE-ASM’s technical resources and from the support of Futureworks/ITAC to implement projects that utilize smart and digital manufacturing technologies to become more competitive and innovative. 

 

Programmatic Partners

 
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New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) created Futureworks NYC as a platform for educational programming, access to equipment, and community connections. It is a key component of the Mayor’s Industrial Action plan to help manufacturers adopt advanced technologies and increase local production.

 

Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC)

Within the Futureworks Program, Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC) is leading overall program management and execution, and providing NYC manufacturing expertise.

 
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Bureau Blank

Bureau Blank is a design consultancy that works with organizations in the GAIN sector (government, academia, infrastructure and non-profits) to tell their stories through good design and great technology. Within the Futureworks program, Bureau Blank’s role is program branding & marketing design.

 

Business Outreach Center Network (BOC Network)

Business Outreach Center Network (BOC Network) is a micro-enterprise/small business development organization delivering customized business services to under-served entrepreneurs in NYC and New Jersey. Within the Futureworks Program, BOC Network’s role is conducting outreach for both the market assessment as well as the awareness and advanced workshops.

 
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Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation (SBIDC)

Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation (SBIDC) is a local organization promoting economic development by serving small businesses and residents of the Sunset Park, Red Hook and Gowanus neighborhoods in Brooklyn, New York. Within the Futureworks Program, SBIDC’s role is conducting outreach for both the market assessment as well as the awareness and advanced workshops.  

 
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The Research Associates (TRA)

The Research Associates (TRA) is a market intelligence and strategic consulting firm that creates, implements, manages, and monitors business initiatives for a broad range of organizations in the public and private sectors. In the Futureworks Program, TRA’s role is market assessment development, execution and analysis.