9/17/2013 3:29:11 PM
The Business Review: SUNYIT’s Robert Geer discusses Nanocollege’s plan for manufacturing in Utica
The Business Review
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany, NY plans to develop a computer chip manufacturing site near Utica to further attract tech companies to the state.
Last week the Nanocollege announced its goal to prime a 430-acre site on the SUNYIT campus to expand the nanotechnology industry in upstate New York.
I spoke with Robert Geer, acting president of SUNYIT and former chief academic officer of the Albany Nanocollege, about the proposed development and what it could mean for New York’s nanotech industry.
Q. Do you think the $45 billion plan for manufacturing in Utica will be approved?
A. I think the issues, such as the Wetlands Permit from the Army Corps, are well on their way to moving forward. With the site-user designated as CNSE and the connection to the strategy that is in place with SUNYIT and START-UP NY, I really think the site will be ready.