Microelectronics Forum

August 15, 2024 | 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Innovare Advancement Center
Griffiss Institute
592 Hangar Rd
Rome, NY 13441
 

Join us at the 2024 Microelectronics Forum, organized by Upstate Defense—a collaboration between NYSTAR, FuzeHub, CenterState CEO, the Griffiss Institute, Syracuse University, and funded by the DoD Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation. This forum is a prime opportunity for networking, gaining industry insights, and exploring growth opportunities. 

Why Attend?


Supply chain disruptions, global microchip shortages, and abrupt shifts in demand have highlighted the critical need for domestic microelectronics manufacturing. New York State is leading the charge with major players like GlobalFoundries, Wolfspeed, and Micron establishing cutting-edge facilities here. However, the industry thrives on local activities and collaboration.

What to Expect


Attendees will have the chance to:

• Network with Industry Leaders: Connect with key players in the microelectronics industry.

• Gain Insights: Hear from experts about the latest trends and challenges in the field.

• Learn About Entrepreneurial Initiatives: Discover programs and initiatives that support innovation, workforce and supply chain industry sectors.

• Navigate the Federal Procurement Process: Get practical advice on how to engage with federal procurement opportunities.

• Explore Funding Opportunities: Learn about current funding sources and how to access them.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be part of the conversation shaping the future of microelectronics in New York State. Register now to secure your spot and take advantage of all the valuable resources and connections this event has to offer! 

Event Agenda

Breakfast & Registration 

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM 

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Morning Keynote 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Hiwot Gebremariam, Program Activity Lead for the Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program, Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation

 

Panel Discussion

Jennifer Waters, Senior Director of Industry Development, Strategic Business Development, Empire State Development

Joseph Nehme, Sr. Manager External Affairs, Micron Technology

Satyavolu Papa Rao, Vice President for Research at NY CREATES & Adjunct Professor, University at Albany (SUNY)

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Breakout Sessions – Workforce, Supply Chain, Innovation 

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

Workforce Breakout Session: Attracting & Retaining Diverse Talent

Aimee Durfee, VP of Workforce Innovation, CenterState CEO

Seth Mulligan, COO, Griffiss Institute

Mike Frame, Executive VP, MACNY

Supply Chain Breakout Session

Ben Weinberg, Engineering Solutions Specialist, FuzeHub 

David Rooney, Principal, DMR Group

James D’Agostino, MEP Center Director, TDO

Don Lynch, Senior Project Manager, TDO

Innovation Breakout Session

Craig Marcinkoswki, Director of Strategy Saab USA

John Liddy, Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, CenterState CEO

Seth Mulligan, Chief Operating Officer, Griffiss Institute

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Lunch Keynote

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Tours of Quantum Laboratories 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 

Forum Ends 

Special Highlights

 HUSTLE Demo Day 

Immediately following the forum, watch teams from the HUSTLE Defense Accelerator compete in the Griffiss Institute’s Demo Day for a chance to win prizes and scale their ventures.

Speakers

Hiwot Gebremariam

Program Activity Lead for the Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program, Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation

Jennifer Waters

Senior Director of Industry Development, Strategic Business Development, Empire State Development

Joseph Nehme

Sr. Manager External Affairs, Micron Technology

Satyavolu Papa Rao

Vice President for Research, NY CREATES, and Adjunct Professor, University at Albany (SUNY)

Michael Frame

Executive Vice President, MACNY

Aimee Durfee

Vice President of Workforce Innovation, CenterState CEO

Craig Marcinkoswki

Director of Strategy, Saab USA

David Rooney

Principal, DMR Group

Don Lynch

Senior Project Manager, TDO

James D’Agostino

MEP Center Director, TDO

John Liddy

Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, CenterState CEO

Seth Mulligan

Chief Operating Officer, Griffiss Institute

Ben Weinberg

Engineering Solutions Specialist, FuzeHub 

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