Innovate 518, Expanding our Region’s Technology Commercialization Efforts (1st Friday)

  • 07 Apr 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Wolferts Roost Country Club, 120 Van Rensselaer Blvd., Albany NY 12204


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“Innovate 518, Expanding our Region’s Technology Commercialization Efforts”
 (1st Friday)


Speaker: Matt Grattan, Director of Community & Economic Development, University at Albany

This program will explain the coordinated efforts of Innovate 518, the Capital Region’s Innovation Hot Spot to drive, lead, support and connect the entrepreneurial ecosystem. We’ll learn about the various partner organizations and governance structure of the collaborative and how the concept aims to increase commercialization and market penetration of more of the region’s University based IP.

Matt Grattan joined the UAlbany Office of the Vice President of Research in September of 2015 and is responsible for developing business partnerships for affiliation with the Start-UP NY program, the Innovation Hot Spot program and the Centers for Excellence in Atmospheric Science. He came to UAlbany after a four year tenure as the Executive Director for Workforce Development at Schenectady County Community College (SCCC).

At SCCC, he authored the Start-UP NY campus plan and implemented the program to position SCCC as one of the leading community colleges in the SUNY system in the landmark program. He also oversaw the management of the largest grant in the history of the college, the $11.4 million Health Professions Opportunity Grant which provided healthcare occupational training to under-resourced students. Prior to working at SCCC, Matt spent nineteen years at the New York State Department of Labor, managing business and industry outreach on workforce and economic development projects.

Matt received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the College of St. Rose and has attended numerous continuing education sessions in areas of project and human resource management and employee development.


Members pay $20; Late Member Registrants pay $25

Non-Members pay $30
Late Non-Member Registrants pay $35

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