7/16/2012 5:16:00 PM
WXXA FOX 23 News: Albany high tech partnership announced
WXXA FOX 23 News
A new tech partnership is announced in Albany, with a plan to get more people on the nanotechnology boat, and to put a historic downtown building back in action again.
The partnership plan involves revving up the old train station as a business incubator modeled on what is happening at the UAlbany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering - turning its research into reality and creating jobs.
For decades, it was a center of transportation and commerce in Downtown Albany, and now the former Union Station building, later renamed Kiernan Plaza, could incubate the next generation of nanotechnology.
"Nanotechnology is the driver for society," said Dr. Alain Kaloyeros of CNSE. "Every innovation, every industry, every job in the marketplace, is driven by nanotechnology, high-tech."
The UAlbany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is partnering with engineering firm CHA, the former Clough, Harbour, to locate CHA's headquarters in the building.