Dine & Development Training Series2

The Dine & Development Training Series is a collaborative effort, bringing together local businesses, Air Force Research Laboratory researchers, and academia to expose and inform the Central NY business and research community on technology-driven topics of common interest, and to also promote business development by providing networking opportunities among researchers and attendees.

Upcoming Events

Masonic Medical Research Institute (MMRI) Collaboration Opportunities

Dine & Development Training Series: 

Masonic Medical Research Institute Collaboration Opportunities


Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm


  • 2:30 pm     Welcome and Networking
  • 3:00 pm     MMRI Presentations and Discussion
  • 5:00 pm     Closing Remarks
  • 5:30 pm     Social at the Griffiss Institute


  • NYSTEC, 99 Otis Street, Rome, NY (Presentations)
  • Griffiss Institute, 725 Daedalian Drive, Rome, NY (Networking Social)

Cost: FREE! Refreshments will be provided.


Questions? Please address any questions or issues to Mr. Jerry Dussault: jdussault@griffissinstitute.org

Join us on November 13, at NYSTEC, for an engaging discussion with the research team from the Masonic Medical Research Institute (MMRI), an internationally recognized not-for-profit biomedical research institute located in Utica, NY.

The purpose of this meeting is to identify opportunities for collaboration and to establish contacts between the rapidly expanding MMRI research staff and our regional technology-focused government, industry and academic organizations. Given the MMRI’s expertise in genetics and biomedical imaging, they are particularly interested in meeting potential collaborators with expertise in Big Data Analysis, Artificial Intelligence, and Signal Processing.

By participating in this event, you will learn about the MMRI’s research portfolio, and help us explore ways our community can support the MMRI in creating cross-disciplinary scientific teams, that can combine molecular biology, chemistry, computation, technology and engineering, to create novel approaches to understanding and deciphering causes of disease.

A motivating set of MMRI research presentations are planned:

Guided by a new Director of Research, Dr. Maria Kontaridis, the MMRI has recently undergone multi-million-dollar laboratory renovations and has expanded their research portfolio by attracting researchers (faculty and postdoctoral fellows) from some of our Nation’s top academic and research institutions. Please help the Griffiss Institute and Cyber Research Institute explore ways to leverage this unique institution, and foster new research and technology-driven opportunities in upstate New York.

NYSTEC has graciously offered to host this event at their new corporate headquarters at the Griffiss Business and Technology Park, 99 Otis Street, Rome NY 13441. Immediately following the meeting, we invite all participants to reconvene at the Griffiss Institute for a social gathering in conjunction with the Commercialization Academy Demo Day.