Tech Valley New York State capital region’s “Tech Valley” was established to attract and promote high technology businesses into the region. Tech Valley is a 17-county region of upstate New York centered in Albany, the state capital; spreading north to the Canadian border, west to the Mohawk Valley, south to Dutchess County and east to the Massachusetts state line.
Background on TVEF
SUNY Poly's Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC) schedules regular energy forums to introduce Tech Valley organizations to opportunities, issues and challenges in the energy industry. A select group of executives are invited to these meetings, allowing an opportunity to network with peers.
The first forum was held on November 2003, when E2TAC hosted a delegation of twelve Chinese and nine Vietnamese executives. Eleven area businesses pitched their products in a morning-long forum that mixed diplomacy with salesmanship. Since that time, over 25 Forums have been held at various Tech Valley locations. Purpose
The purpose of the Tech Valley Energy Forums is increase networking and collaboration within the energy sector and to provide solutions to common problems of suppliers, manufacturers and service providers. TVEF strives to better the power generation, transmission and distribution within the technology industry. We would like this to accomplish this in two ways: first by leveraging the collective knowledge of the participants based on their industry experience, and secondly by inviting experts to speak on relevant topics of interest.