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New York Nano Bio Molecular Information Technology ( Nynbit ) Incubator

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2008 Annual Conference & Exposition


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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June 22, 2008

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June 22, 2008

End Date

June 25, 2008



Conference Session

History and Future of Engineering Technology

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Engineering Technology

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13.931.1 - 13.931.6



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Digendra Das SUNYIT

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Dr.Digendra K. Das is a full professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology at SUNYIT, Utica, NY. where he has worked for the last twenty six years.
Dr.Das is also the Director of the New York Nano-Bio-Molecular Information (NYNBIT) Incubator.
He has B.S. M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering.He has worked for several years as a Research Consultant and Summer Faculty Fellow for The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL),Rome ,NY. and the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center(MSFC), Huntsville,AL.

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New York Nano-Bio-Molecular Information Technology (NYNBIT) Incubator


This paper presents the outcome of an effort made by a consortium of six universities in the State of New York to develop a Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) in the emerging field of Nano Bio-Molecular Information Technology. The effort consists of activities such as organization of the NYNBIT incubator, collaborative research projects, development of courses, an educational program for high schools, and commercial start- up programs.


Six New York Universities met in the Fall of 2004 at a workshop held at the SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT), Utica, NY, and explored the possibility of establishing a Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) in the emerging field of Nano and Bio Information Technology. All the participants agreed that in order to achieve this goal an initial organization would have to be formed for a period of two years, which would be located at SUNYIT, Utica, NY, and named “New York Nano-Bio-Molecular Information Technology (NYNBIT) Incubator”.

The mission and purpose of this organization is to set up a plan to establish a Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) focused on fostering an environment of research, development and education and creating a new industrial base in New York State in this unique technology area.

The collaborating Institutions are: 1. SUNYIT 2. SUNY- Geneseo 3. SUNY-Binghamton 4. SUNY-Oneonta 5. Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) 6. New York University (NYU)

The activities of the NYNBIT incubator are as follows: 1. Organization of the NYNBIT Incubator 2. Collaborative Research Projects 3. Development of course work 4. High School Educational Program 5. Commercial start-up program.

These are briefly described in the following sections:

Das, D. (2008, June), New York Nano Bio Molecular Information Technology ( Nynbit ) Incubator Paper presented at 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 10.18260/1-2--3573

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