Three people stand around a table and discuss research in Albany's Campus Center Ballroom during the Research Resources Fair.  Three people stand around a table and discuss research in Albany's Campus Center Ballroom during the Research Resources Fair.

Research & Entrepreneurship Week

October 21-24, 2024

 

Research, Excellence and Collaboration

 

 

The University at Albany's Research & Entrepreneurship (R&E) Week returns on October 21, once again uniting faculty, students, researchers and innovators from across the University to demonstrate the impact of research on the world around us.

By providing a collaborative forum for scholars from diverse disciplines, R&E Week will showcase UAlbany's research and economic potential while fostering new partnerships.

R&E Week Logo

 

Schedule of Events

October 21-24, 2024

This year's R&E Week will span more than three days, kicking off with the State of Research and Innovation on October 21. The day will include a Research Resources Fair and will recognize University faculty, students and inventors. Other events include an AI Symposium with partners from across the Capital Region, an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair, and a Research Showcase.

Sign up for our mailing list to get updates on Research & Entrepreneurship Week, including opportunities to participate in a pitch competition, collaborate with the University at Albany Art and Art History Department, and submit posters for the poster session.

Sponsorships

Interested in sponsoring this year’s R&E Week?

By sponsoring R&E Week, you're not just attaching your brand to an event — you're aligning with excellence, innovation and the future of research and entrepreneurship with one of the most diverse, tier-1 (R1) universities in the country.

We will work with you to ensure your targeted investment in UAlbany R&E Week will match your organization's goals. Your investment will support our faculty and students' scholarly, creative and cutting-edge research, for the benefit of our entire community.
 

Sponsorship Levels

Silver: $5,000

Benefits:

  • Reserved seating at one selected event for up to 2 representatives
  • Logo displayed on all event signage, website and promotional materials
Gold: $10,000

Benefits:

  • Reserved seating at the selected event(s) for up to 5 representatives
  • Logo displayed on all event signage, website and promotional materials
  • Recognition by UAlbany President in his Welcome Remarks
  • Premium booth space at one selected event
Platinum: $20,000

Benefits:

  • Reserved seating at the selected event(s) for up to 10 representatives
  • Logo displayed on all event signage, website and promotional materials
  • Recognition by UAlbany President in his Welcome Remarks
  • Premium booth space at one selected event
  • Exclusive naming right for one selected day of the week, e.g., "R&E Week presented by [Sponsor's Name]"
  • Speaking opportunity at the Inaugural SUNY AI Symposium or another selected event

Combined Sponsorship with UAlbany's Showcase Day

We invite your organization to celebrate academic excellence and reach your target audience during both Showcase Day and R&E Week.

If your organization gives a single $2,500 donation to support both events:

  • UAlbany will add your business’s name and logo to a designated “street” at Showcase Day. (For example: Find psychology students presenting research posters on “XYZ Industries Street” in the Arts & Sciences Building.) You’ll also be able to staff an informational table on your Showcase Day “street” to educate attendees about your organization. 
  • UAlbany will add your business’s name and logo to a designated lab, networking space or breakout session area at R&E week’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair.

For both events, your business’s name and logo will be included on the event navigation app and printed maps — allowing your business to help attendees find their way, while advertising your brand to thousands.
 

Become a Supporter


Please contact Associate Director of Corporate Engagement Brian Rudolph at [email protected] with any questions.

Organizing Committee

Co-Chairs

  • Maria Pidgeon, Director of Economic Development, University at Albany
  • Bryan Early, Associate Dean for Research at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany

Ex Officio

  • Tianning Huang, Director of Office of Strategic Initiatives, Data Assessment & Technology, Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development, University at Albany
Program Coordinators
  • Ashley Turski, Program Coordinator for Research Excellence, Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development, University at Albany
  • Nancy Cavillones, Program Support Specialist, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programs, University at Albany
Community Engagement
  • Mary Hunt, Director of Public Engagement, Office of Public Engagement, University at Albany
Communication and Marketing
  • Jordan Carleo-Evangelist, Senior Director of Strategic, Research and Advocacy Communications, Office of Communications and Marketing, University at Albany
Fundraising
  • Rich Becker, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Division of University Advancement, University at Albany
  • Chrissie Binney, Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Division of University Advancement, University at Albany
Event Co-Chairs

Day 1: State of Research and Innovation

  • Gary Ackerman, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Laboratory Development, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, University at Albany
  • Satyendra Kumar, Associate Vice President for Research & Economic Development, Division for Research & Economic Development, University at Albany

Day 2: Albany AI Symposium

  • James Hendler, Tetherless World Senior Constellation Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Science and Director of the Future of Computing Institute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Eric Stern, Professor, Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, University at Albany

Day 3: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair

  • Peter Gonczlik, Director of Office for Innovation Development & Commercialization, Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development, University at Albany
  • Kelly Reardon-Sleicher, Program Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programs, University at Albany 

Day 4: Research Showcase

  • Theresa A. Pardo, Associate Vice President for Research & Economic Development, University at Albany
  • Tomoko Udo, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University at Albany
Industry & NYCREATES Engagement

Ross F. Goodman, Deputy Director, NYS Center for Advanced Technology in Nanomaterials and Nanoelectronics

Event Logistics
  • Christy Doyle, Director of University Events, University at Albany
  • Peter Evans, Associate Director of University Events, University at Albany

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