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NSF funds fruit and vegetable preservation tech startup

Startup Farther Farms received a $225,000 NSF grant to research extending the shelf life of fruits and vegetables without chemicals, preservatives, refrigeration or freezing.

Lilyan Affinito leaves a legacy for women in leadership

Trustee emerita and Presidential Councillor Lilyan Affinito ’53 died June 29 at the age of 86.

eLab startup Specdrums acquired by robotics company

Specdrums, a music technology company and alumnus of Rev: Ithaca Startup Work and Cornell eLab, has been acquired by Sphero, a national robotics firm.

China cracks top 20 in Global Innovation Index

China broke into the world’s top 20 most-innovative economies as Switzerland retained its No. 1 spot in the 2018 Global Innovation Index ranking, published annually by Cornell and its partners.

Network shifts signaled financial crisis – and may prevent another

Two networks in the financial system interacted in a distinctive way during the devastating financial crisis of 2008, an insight that could help predict future crises.

Ithaca entrepreneurs light up region’s startup economy

The robust startup scene in Ithaca helps diversify the region’s economy, speakers said at the “State of Ithaca’s Startup Economy” event, hosted by the business incubator Rev: Ithaca Startup Works.

New tech may revolutionize NY wastewater treatment

Biological Energy, a company based in Ithaca, has developed technology that has the potential to revolutionize wastewater treatment.

Commercialization Fellows explore market for inventions

Doctoral students in Cornell Engineering’s Commercialization Fellowship are developing tools to compress laser pulses, separate blood plasma and 3D print living tissue.

Higher ed adds jobs, dollars to regional economy

The Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce hosted the leaders of three area universities, including Cornell, who described ways in which their institutions benefit the economy and society of New York state’s Southern Tier region.