Wednesday, September 6, 2017



8:00 am – 4:00 pm

$3,995 CNYIBA member and $4,495 non-members – registration required

ExportNY, a four month international business development program, is presented by Syracuse University and the Central New York Technology Development Organization (TDO) in collaboration with the CNYIBA.

ExportNY is designed for executives responsible for their company's international marketing, finance & operations. It helps participants determine which international markets are attractive, prioritize efforts, develop strategies to penetrate each market and tackle the legal, cultural, logistical and regulatory issues of doing business abroad.

The program takes a strategic approach to developing a global business plan and gives companies a jump start by providing classroom training, market research, tools and resources in a stimulating, interactive and supportive environment. ExportNY provides Syracuse University interns at no additional cost to help with research and implementation efforts under the guidance of the participant and program staff.

Participants spend two days per month in program sessions. Between sessions they work on developing and executing their plan. By the end of this fast paced program, businesses are on their way to expanding their markets.

For more information please contact Sue Kuhns at 315-425-5144 or by email at

  • Organization: CNY Technology Development Organization
  • Phone:315-425-5144
  • Email:
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Green Belt Training: Lean Six Sigma & Structured Problem Solving


8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$2300 – registration required

Green Belt Training:

Lean-Six Sigma & Structured Problem Solving

Program is eight days - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursdays: Sept. 21 + 28, Oct. 19 + 26, Nov. 16 + 30, Dec. 14, Jan 4


Program Overview: 

This in-depth workshop combines a comprehensive classroom presentation with practical application through project exercises. The eight instructional days of knowledge transfer are spread out to allow the practical application of the methodology. We cover the basic concepts of Lean Six Sigma and demonstrate the tools and methodology necessary to successfully apply them within the DMAIC process improvement framework. Participants are encouraged to complete a project focused on their business while participating in the classroom experience and applying the learned skills.

Topics Covered: 

Program materials map to American Society for Quality (ASQ) Body of Knowledge for Lean Six Sigma. 

Project Identification & Definition

Process Mapping 

Data Collection Planning & Measurement System Analysis 

Process Capability 

Graphical Analysis 

Hypothesis Testing

Identifying & Applying Corrective Actions


Participants will gain an understanding of and experience applying tools within the DMAIC framework. The methodical identification, collection and analysis of data leads to decisions that drive meaningful corrective actions, achieving significant ROI. The Green Belt will be able to support Black Belt projects, lead continuous improvement projects, solve complex problems, and generate results through application of the DMAIC process.

Who should attend: 

Quality Managers, Quality Engineers, Supervisors, Managers, or anyone having the responsibility for solving problems in your organization.





  • Organization: CNY Technology Development Organization
  • Phone:315-425-5144 x305
  • Email:
Friday, September 22, 2017

CCMR Office Hours at TDO


8:00 am – 11:00 a.m.

no cost

This Fall join the Cornell Center for Material Research (CCMR) for Open Office Hours at partners' offices around the State! Staff from the CCMR will be on-site to answer questions and discuss the amazing resources available to businesses and entrepreneurs.

The CCMR has a broad focus in materials and works with a range of businesses from manufacturing and medical devices companies, to food and fashion designers. Cornell offers many services including testing and prototype development to help in the exploration of new technologies and new markets.

Potential topics for discussion can include funding opportunities, faculty research, technical expertise, analytical and processing equipment and upcoming events.

During the CCMR Office Hours, you will receive personal interaction and instant connectivity. There are no planned presentations or topics. Attendees will “drive” the meetings with their questions and their thoughts. No appointment necessary, no need to travel to the Ithaca campus, simply stop by and let them know what is on your mind.

If you would like to tell them you are coming and what topics you have in mind, they will be prepared for that discussion simply Email:

  • Organization: CNY Technology Development Organization
  • Phone:315-425-5144 x303
  • Email:

Cyber Security Lunch & Learn


12:00 p.m – 1:30 p.m.

no cost – registration required

Cyber security is extremely important for businesses of every size. A weak cyber security profile puts a company and its employees at risk. Not only are finances and operations affected, cyber attacks diminish your reputation and customers' confidence. Everyone involved is stressed financially and/or emotionally. For DOD contractors, it also puts the future of its government contracts in jeopardy. (As of January 1 manufacturers with DOD contracts must meet new NIST standards.) In this workshop you will:

• Learn about some of the biggest threats in the cyber security space today - ransomware, phishing, botnets, DDoS, malware, and more.
• Find out what business owners should be looking for and who is responsible for the safety of information.
• Find out how the January 1 deadline for NIST 800-171 Standard relates to manufacturers with DOD contracts.
• Learn about the "Chain of Security" and why a good cybersecurity profile means more than just a strong IT infrastructure.
• Discover why small and medium manufacturers are the #2 most targeted industry by cyber attackers.
• Learn the basics of how to start building a Cyber Security action plan.

  • Organization: CNY Technology Development Organization
  • Phone:315-425-5144 x303
  • Email:
Friday, November 17, 2017

NEXT Conference


$25 per person – registration required

A technology, manufacturing, and biotech conference focused on cutting-edge trends and NEXT generation innovation. 

This dynamic full-day program delivers education, insiration, and networking in a high energy enviroment. 

Check out the NEXT Conference website for more information at