November 30, 2022

Capital Region Selected to Host NYS Innovation Summit

FuzeHub recently announced that the Capital Region has been selected to host the 2023 New York State Innovation Summit.

The decision by the organizers — Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR), and FuzeHub, the statewide center for the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NY MEP) — reflects the Capital Region’s evolution into a hotbed of innovation and technology-led economic development.

The 2023 summit will be held Oct. 16-17 at the Saratoga City Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

As the state’s marquee tech expo and the biggest annual gathering of New York’s innovation ecosystem, the Innovation Summit brings significant economic benefits to its host region. More than 500 attendees from across the state attended the 2022 Innovation Summit in Buffalo; the event featured nearly 100 exhibitors, more than 50 speakers from the biggest companies in semiconductors, biotechnology, clean energy and other key industries, and $500K in funding was awarded to New York State innovators.

The Mohawk Valley hosted the event in 2021.

“Decades of investment and hard work have put the Capital Region at the forefront of innovation nationally, especially in the semiconductor industry. We’re excited to bring the New York State Innovation Summit to a region that is emerging as a national hub for semiconductors, clean energy, video game development and so much more,” said FuzeHub Executive Director Elena Garuc. “We expect to showcase the Capital Region’s world-class research and technology capabilities, presenting this dynamic community as a model to emulate for regions across our state and nation.”