Selling your product globally is increasingly necessary for survival. 80% of the world market is outside of the US, and it is difficult to weather downturns if all of your sales are only in the US market. Join us for a panel discussion and workshop with experienced exporters who have seen the impact of going global on their companies, and can describe how to be successful in international markets. The workshop will include an assessment that allows you to gauge your company’s international sales potential.
NYSERDA will speak about a range of opportunities for manufacturers, including R&D programs, assistance with energy audits, incentives to purchase energy-efficient technologies, and the new Green Bank, which is dedicated to overcoming obstacles in clean energy financing markets and increasing overall capital availability through various forms of financial support such as credit enhancement, project aggregation, and securitization.
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) have long been at the heart of most industrially hardened automated equipment and systems, but as system complexity increases, it is helpful to have a development environment that integrates PLC programming with programming of Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), servo drives, control networks and other sensors and actuators. This talk will provide an overview of Siemens Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal - an intuitive, efficient and proven software tool that provides for engineering time and cost savings of up to 30% over traditional methods. This includes PLC Logic development, HMI development, Industrial network configuration, AC Drive and motion control application development and monitoring and troubleshooting of the installed hardware. A working demonstration of the software using Siemens hardware is included and video clips of customer applications will be presented. A Q&A session will follow and local Siemens distribution Representatives from Control Associates of Clifton Park will be in attendance.
In this session the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) and Brockport Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will discuss funding resources available for Innovation and Growth. In particular CEG will discuss NYSERDA funding for renewable and energy efficiency technologies and Brockport SBDC will discuss federal funding resources.
Is your company considering launching a new technology based product or entering a new market? Do you wish you had better real-world insight into the specific - technical and market - barriers and opportunities that exist for your product? Could your company use this kind of insight to make better strategic, development, and investment decisions? This session will provide an introduction to Technology-driven Market Intelligence (TDMI) which provides a systematic and comprehensive approach to focused market intelligence, and directly considers the benefits and market impacts related to your company's specific technology-based asset.
Congressman Paul Tonko represents New York’s 20th Congressional District, including the communities of Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs and Amsterdam. He represents all of Albany and Schenectady Counties and parts of Montgomery, Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties.
He is serving his third term, after first being sworn into Congress in 2009.
Paul serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee, the oldest standing committee in the House, created in December of 1795. He is the first upstate New York Democratic member of the committee since Leo O'Brien, who resigned the post in October 1966.
Paul previously served on the Science, Space and Technology Committee as the Ranking Member on the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee, which oversees all non-military federal research investment. He was also a member of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee. In addition, he also used to serve on the Natural Resources Committee, Education and Workforce Committee and the Budget Committee.