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NEXT Innovation Conference


Start Date

September 21, 2022

Deadline (End Date)

September 21, 2022


CNY Biotech Accelerator (CNYBAC) is partnering to present The NEXT Innovation Conference, a technology, manufacturing and innovation conference focusing on forward-thinking and cutting edge trends.

The event is on September 21st, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Ramada Inn by Wyndham in Liverpool, NY.

CNYBAC is sponsoring the following afternoon breakout session moderated by Upstate’s Industry Research Office Director, Dr. Chris Neville:

Industry+University Collaboration
Panelists will discuss how collaborations involving industry and the university can promote discovery, research collaboration inclusive of grant submissions, translation of technology out of the university, clinical trial conduct, scientific, medical and advisory board support, as well as startup company formation.

Katya Sverdlov, CFA, ESQ, CEO, Co-founder, JelikaLite, a medical technology company focusing on pediatric neurological health using non-invasive novel therapies; working in collaboration with scientific advisor, Dr. Henry Roane, Professor of Pediatrics, SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Frank Middleton, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, SUNY Upstate Medical University; Medical and Scientific Collaborator, Quadrant Biosciences.
Jamie O’Neil, Co-founder and Co-inventor, ElectroSkip, LLC; Associate Professor of Digital Media Arts, Canisius College.  Working with Upstate Physical Therapy.  Recipient of FuzeHub manufacturing grants (2) and commercialization competition award in 2019.
Tere Michelle Williams, CEO, DUB Biologics; Upstate faculty-founded technology startup with Audrey M. Bernstein, PhD.

NEXT brings together companies, managers, researchers, investors, and entrepreneurs to connect and learn from each other, as well as global thought leaders and industry experts. At the Technology Showcase, attendees get a first-hand look at NEXT generation opportunities, tools and discoveries. University and industry research teams display breakthrough science and cutting-edge new products.  Interest in Exhibiting within the Tech Showcase:  https://next-syr.com/sponsors/sponsor-opportunities/

This conference is sponsored by:



Central New York Biotech Accelerator

CASE at Syracuse University