12/26/2012 9:02:00 AM
Times Union: State is well-poised for nanotech challenges
It is universally accepted that science, technology, engineering and
math are essential in successfully competing for jobs, as the global
economy is increasingly driven by high-tech innovation.
is nanotechnology. It is projected that 6 million people will be
employed in the nanotechnology industry by 2020, including over 2
million in the U.S. alone.
It is important to recognize New York
as a global hub for nanotechnology — so much so that the refrain among
industry is increasingly, "Why Anywhere but New York?"
auspices of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's innovation-driven economic blueprint,
wherein New York-led and managed industry-university partnerships are
used to catalyze opportunity and growth, New York is building the
modern-day equivalent of the Erie Canal: a vibrant high-tech economy
fueled by a new economic paradigm in which publicly run consortia
replace the defunct U.S. model of "if an idea is worth commercializing,
industry will find a way to fund it."