HRTDC Business Center
Description of the Business Center
HRTDC has established a business incubator on the Harriman Campus initiating the first private sector development on the site. HRTDC was one of the founding organizations for the New York State Business Incubator Association and HRTDC Vice President Richard Usas serves as a state wide officer on that board of directors. The following tenants currently occupy space in the business incubator
List of Tenants
- Mike Palmer,
Director, Americas (518-689-0222),
Petrolab (a division of Ametek) specializes in research and new product development for a combination of petrochemical and chemical test instrumentation and accessories. When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency introduced the Clean Air Act, strict mandates were placed on gasoline fuel quality. Petrolab initiated the design of a new, portable tester to rapidly and precisely determine the RVP-equivalent vapor pressure of fuel samples per specifications by the U.S. EPA. The resultant design, as manufactured by Grabner Instruments, is now the U.S. EPA's referee analytical instrument for Clean Air Act enforcement. Petrolab enjoys an intensive collaboration with UAlbany faculty and students.
Applied Visions, Inc.
- Frank Zinghini, President (631-754-4920)
Applied Visions, Inc. (AVI) provides software engineering, product development, and research services for defense and intelligence community customers. AVI specializes in visual solutions to complex defense, national security, information security, infrastructure protection, financial, and business problems.
AVI serves the Navy, Air Force, Army, DARPA, Homeland Security, and the intelligence community, and provides software engineering services to commercial customers including prominent technology, financial, and Fortune 1000 firms. AVI participates in government programs as a prime through BAAs and through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
AVI’s Secure Decisions Division provides specific research and development focus on the application of visualization technology to national security needs including information assurance, information security, infrastructure protection, cyber security, and intelligence analysis. Secure Decisions provides decision-makers with visual tools to analyze massive amounts of data for more accurate and timely decisions, achieving total situational awareness of their security state.
AVI is also a leader in applying computer gaming technology to defense applications, creating “serious games” that provide innovative battlefield visualization capability through gaming technologies.
BREONICS, Inc. - Ernie Green, President
BREONICS is a biomedical research firm, has leased lab and office space at the Harriman Business Center incubator in Albany. The company is engaged in the research and development of products designed to increase clinical organ transplants. BREONICS will continue working on clinical trials in collaboration with the University of Michigan, the Cleveland Clinic and the University of Alabama Birmingham. Its technology will dramatically increase kidney donor capacity by more than double, as the window of recovery for transportable organs will be extended from several minutes to several hours. BREONICS is currently completing its first round of beta testing and has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the National Institute of Health for continued research.
Computing & Information (CCI) - Peter Bloniarz,
The College of Computing & Information (CCI) is the newest academic unit at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and is headquartered on the Harriman Research and Technology Park. We prepare UAlbany students to succeed in the information-rich world they will inhabit, and through our research we help create that world. CCI's mission is to proactively meet the ever-changing needs of our information society through education, research, and public service, "Empowering People Through Information." CCI faculty and students examine real-life issues ranging from the principles, design, and implementation of computer and information systems to the impact of new information technologies on society. Underlying the college's research are two key themes; Information, Government, and a Democratic Society and Computing and Cognition. The College's public service programs address information forensics, security, and IT in government.
New School of Radio
and Television (NSRT) - Tom Brownlie, President
NSRT is an educational institution and professional development facilitator. In the setting of the Harriman Research and Technology park, NSRT will provide technical, physical and academic support to The University at Albany as well as it’s hundreds of faculty members and thousands of students. The opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty at UA and HVCC as well as the broadcast industry at large, will help to provide new perspectives, understandings and educational opportunities for all.
Development Center (SBDC) - Bill Brigham,
SBDC, federally funded (SBA) and operated by the University at Albany, provides no cost, one-to-one counseling to small businesses, assists startup and existing businesses in developing strategic business plans, and identifies appropriate sources of funding, provides market research, management information, and financial analysis to such firms. The program is strongly integrated with the UA School of Business. Throughout the academic year students are utilized as interns working at the Center and onsite with local manufacturers. The program Director teaches a MBA class at the University and various entrepreneurial education programs are presented to student organizations.
If you'd like to apply for space at the Harriman
Business Center, please fill out our
Application Form and send to:
HARRIMAN RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY PARK
1220 Washington Avenue – Building 7A – Suite 200 Albany, New York 12226