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                     Retool WNY Initiative - Events Calendar


Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Tools for Economic Development & Possible Transformation into Climate Tech Manufacturing;

Resources to help entrepreneurs and manufacturers in WNY and the Southern Tier

Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Time:2:00pm - 3:30pm 

Rick Gardner, the University of Buffalo’s Associate VP for Economic Development, and Allan Rae, Director of the Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics, as they discuss how entrepreneurs and manufacturers have engaged  with UB’s Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships Program, and how entrepreneurs and manufacturers can take advantage of the resources available through this innovative program and its expert staff.  Learn about services that have helped start-ups and existing manufacturers with industry-academic collaborations as well as exciting economic development opportunities for our region through new federal and National Science Foundation (NSF) initiatives.


Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Build it Clean, Build it here. Funding Sources for Manufacturers & Entrepreneurs.

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022

2:00pm - 3:30pm 

Featuring: Empire State Development (ESD) Director of Industry Development David Whipple & Dr. Marnie LaVigne, President & CEO of LAUNCH NY.  

Examples from ESD's Excelsior Program and other funding tools available through that organization. Also, hear about Launch NY's role in funding clean tech start-ups in WNY.


manufacturing climate techDecarbonization of every sector allows for a new array of products, services & markets that don’t exist or are just beginning. It’s an opportunity to become part of a new supply chain or to create new products for this rapidly growing sector. Get your foot in the door now! Find out more during Retool’22, October 17-19.