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3rd Annual International Quantum Information Science Workshop

Virtual event takes place June 22-24, 2021   

The Innovare Advancement Center is proud to host the 3rd Annual International Quantum Information Science Workshop. This virtual event will take place June 22, 23, and 24, 2021 from 10 am – 2 pm EST. This incredible three-day event is a global connectivity initiative to build an open ecosystem of government, academic and industry collaborations to shape the future of quantum innovation for the U.S. and its partners.
The workshop will feature discussion panels of discerning student and faculty panelists sharing research and connectivity experiences with the Department of Defense labs, showcase awardees of last year’s Million Dollar International Quantum-U Tech Accelerator grants, and share insights about current and future quantum research activities and opportunities with AFRL, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Army Research Office (ARO), Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), as well as exciting networking opportunities each day.
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Innovare to Announce Kickoff of Annual Aspire Series at Ask Me Anything Event

The Innovare Aspire Challenge Series and Innovare Aspire Summit event will serve as the flagship annual event for the Innovare Advancement Center

Innovare Advancement Center, in partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) and AFWERX, and supported by the Griffiss Institute, announces it will host the Innovare Aspire Ask Me Anything event where the Innovare Aspire Series, as well as five research challenges, will be revealed.
On Thursday, May 13, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, public and private organizations that share a passion for solving common challenges are invited to attend the Innovare Aspire Series Ask Me Anything (AMA), via Airmeet. The AFRL willannounce the kickoff of the annual Innovare Aspire Series, and a call for science and technology partnerships with five research challenges in transfer learning, autonomous agents, data assurance, real-time simulation, and videoscene captioning.
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Space Security Challenge 2021: Hack-A-Sat 2

The U.S. Air and Space Forces in collaboration with the security research community opened registration May 4 for the qualification round of the second annual Space Security Challenge: Hack-A-Sat satellite hacking challenge.

This virtual competition enables security researchers of all levels to focus their skills and creativity on solving cyber security challenges of space systems and incentivizes innovation in securing these systems.
The Space Security Challenge 2021: Hack-A-Sat 2 begins with a Qualification Event that takes place June 26, 10 a.m. EDT through June 27, 4 p.m. EDT. Teams compete in a Jeopardy-style format, earning points based on speed and accuracy, for a chance to win one of ten prize packages that include $10,000.
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The CSIAC Podcast - Explore the Innovare Advancement Center - Part 1
04-13-2021 – The CSIAC Podcast: Explore the Innovare Advancement Center - Part 1.
This podcast series will provide an overview of the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Information Directorate’s open innovation initiative and the Innovare Advancement Center. AFRL envisions Innovare becoming a global catalyst to converge world-class talent with cutting-edge facilities and focused technology challenges to accelerate the development of.... LISTEN NOW >
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02-02-2021 – FYSA: Quantum Possibilities. For your situational awareness, harnessing the power of quantum will advance technologies that impact the warfighting domain in revolutionary and unprecedented ways. Step into the minds of prominent scientists from the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, New York, as they paint a picture of quantum's possibilities and how the Air Force is accelerating it into reality. LISTEN NOW >

News Wire

CNYhomepage/WUTR: Innovare Advancement Center ready to tackle new technological challenges (6/17/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Trio of high-tech partners offer STEM camps for kids this summer (5/22/2021)

Rome Sentinel: A dose of well-deserved optimism (5/13/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Innovare to host event as part of Aspire Series (5/12/2021)

Observer-Dispatch: Oneida County executive announces programs, initiatives in 2021 State of the County (5/11/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Progress amid the pandemic (5/11/2021)

CNYhompage/WUTR: Innovare kicksoff Annual ‘Ask Me Anything’ Challenge Event in May (5/6/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Next session in Trusted AI series by Innovare, high-tech partners scheduled (4/22/2021)

CNY Business Journal: Hage succeeds Wolf as president & CEO of Griffiss Institute (4/19/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Westmoreland duo, HP pair take top places at AFRL challenge (4/16/2021)

Rome Sentinel: AFRL high school challenge competition goes virtual (4/3/2021)

Rome Sentinel: New president takes helm at Griffiss Institute following national search to lead Rome tech organization (4/2/2021)

SUNY POLY: Griffiss Institute News Release: Heather Hage Named New President and CEO of the Griffiss Institute (4/1/2021)

CNY Business Journal: Griffiss Institute Announces New President and CEO (4/1/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Virtual lab visit impresses general (2/25/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Economic development continues in Copper City (2/12/2021)

The National Interest: U.S. Air Force Awarded Quantum Research Science Grants Last Year (1/7/2021)

Geospatial World: US Air Force pursues quantum research to develop GPS jamming resistance (1/5/2021)

Inside GNSS: Air Force Pursues Quantum Research to Enhance GPS Jamming Resistance (1/4/2021)

C4ISRNET: Air Force Research Laboratory issues 17 grants for quantum research (1/3/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Looking ahead, mayor right to be optimistic (1/2/2021)

HPC Wire: Air Force Research Laboratory Awards 17 Quantum Research Grants from Accelerator Competition (12/30/2020)

Observer-Dispatch: Rome Lab to receive $278M to further revolutionize drone, quantum technology (12/30/2020)

Air Force News: AFOSR awards 17 quantum research grants (12/29/2020)

Rome Sentinel: $35M awarded to small businesses during virtual event (12/16/2020)

Observer-Dispatch: Innovare Advancement Center in Rome hosting virtual quantum event (12/1/2020)

Rome Sentinel: High-tech event to draw on world class scientists, including local partners (11/25/2020)

Rome Sentinel: Innovare Center to host series on artificial intelligence (10/9/2020)

Air Force Materiel Command: Air Force Partners with academia, industry to host three-part Trusted AI Challenge series (10/8/2020)

Wright-Patterson AFB: Air Force Partners with academia, industry to host three-part Trusted AI Challenge series (10/8/2020)

Rome Sentinel: Fresh look for new high-tech center at Griffiss (9/24/2020)

Air Force: Air Force, Navy accelerate quantum research with international virtual event (9/12/2020)

The Quantum Daily: Innovare Advancement Center Announces 18 Teams Qualified for $1 Million in Basic Research Funding Awards from the ‘Million Dollar International Quantum U Tech Accelerator’ (9/8/2020)

Rome Sentinel: Pitches bounce in from across globe in ‘new battleground of physics’ (9/5/2020)

Observer-Dispatch: New quantum computing center in Rome celebrates opening (9/4/2020)

AFRL: AFRL doubles-down on Quantum advancement with International University Pitch Event, Open Innovation Facility (8/31/2020)

Rome Sentinel: 36 teams from around world to pitch quantum concepts in local competition at innovation campus at Griffiss (8/29/2020)

CNY Business Journal: Virtual Accelerator to Showcase Innovare Advancement Center in Rome (8/28/2020)

CNY Business Journal: Innovare Advancement Center in Rome Selects 36 Teams for Quantum Accelerator (8/27/2020)

CNY Business Journal: Oneida County Launches Reconnect Oneida County Program, seeking to Recruit Remote Workers (8/25/2020)

Rome Sentinel: County launches bid to lure back workers (8/25/2020)

Defense Daily: Air Force Research Laboratory Investigating Quantum Technologies for Enhanced Sensing and Positioning Accuracy (8/17/2020)

Dayton Daily News: Grant competition to seed quantum enabling technologies research (7/30/2020) AFRL, Partners to Launch Global Quantum Competition

Central New York Business Journal: Innovare Advancement Center in Rome to host Accelerator in early September (7/17/2020)

Rome Sentinel: World’s leading researchers’ to compete in quantum competition at Griffiss as local leaders hail event, partnership (7/15/20)

Utica Observer-Dispatch: Griffiss growth leaves legacy in the past (1/19/20)

Times Telegram: Griffiss growth leaves legacy in the past (1/19/20)

Oneida Dispatch: Picente: Griffiss International Airport continues to grow (1/4/20)

Rome Sentinel: $272M earmarked for Rome Lab in federal spending     package (12/18/19)

Robins Rev Up: Air Force Research Lab joins Quantum Economic Development Consortium (11/13/19)

Tradeline: Air Force Research Laboratory Constructs Open Innovation Campus (9/9/19) $12 Million Research Center to Open at Griffiss (8/29/19) $12 million research center to open at Griffiss (8/28/19) $12 million research center to open at Griffiss (8/28/19)

Rome Sentinel: Griffiss project eyes advances (8/27/19)

Rome Sentinel: Computing research center coming to Building 100 at  Griffiss (8/26/19)

Utica Observer-Dispatch: New $12M quantum research center announced for     Griffiss Airport (8/26/19)

Oneida Dispatch: Rome Lab, Griffiss, SUNY Poly team up with Oneida County to spur economic development (8/26/19)