Mission: To be a catalyst for entrepreneurship and innovation-based economic development by applying business expertise and network connections to aid in the formation and profitable growth of companies in the greater rochester region.
Programs: Stimulating growth of the greater rochester technology based business sector by actively facilitating the identification, development and incubation of new business opportunities. This includes operating a high-technology incubator; a clean-tech proof of concept center; a photonics accelerator; and related workshops that engaged over 200 entrepreneurs and emerging companies during the year.
improving the competitive position of small manufacturing companies through product and process innovation. 135 projects were completed during the year. Over 200 manufacturers were engaged during the year. Clients surveyed reported $80 million in economic impact from projects completed in prior years.