Education and green technology offer opportunities for southern tertiary renewal

Formerly a major industrial hub, the manufacturing infrastructure of central New York State has been woefully quiet in recent decades. Renovation of the site can start as a new generation of clean energy products, and it is Southern Tiered Soft Landing Programnew collaboration between Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Center for the Development of International Business (CIBA) and Binghamton University.

At the seventh CIBA conference, speakers outlined plans and prospects for this development World Trade and Investment ForumThe Southern Tier and the World: Adding New Battery Technologies to Sustainable Growth, held on 7 April. Binghamton University Innovative Technology Complex. The event was the unofficial launch of the Southern Tier Soft Landing program and the founder of CIBA. Elena A. Iankova outlined the goal of the program: to foster international business partnerships that foster growth and jobs in southern New York by bringing together regional research institutions and companies on green technology and workforce development. Iankova is also a Visiting Senior Lecturer in International Business at SC Johnson College, a Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow at Samuel Curtis Johnson School of Management (2002-2018).

Three-year 1.6 million A USD grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration will fund the Soft Landing project, which will create well-paying jobs in New York State by bringing 45 foreign green technology companies to the region and channeling them through Koffman Southern Tier Incubator and student teams collaborate with entrepreneurs to address specific challenges.

Andrius Karolis, Charles Field Knight, Dean of Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and Chairman of the CIBA Advisory Board Presents Keynote Speaker at the World Trade and Investment Forum M. Stanley WhittinghamProfessor of Chemistry at the University of Binghamton and Nobel Laureate have been awarded for the development of lithium-ion batteries.

Read the full story on the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business website.

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