A group of technology management students recently toured Incubator Works in Alfred, where they learned about the importance of incubators to start-up businesses and to the development and launching of new technology products.
The main tours and presentations were provided by Dr. Alan Rae, co–executive director of Incubator Works. A special product presentation was given by Dr. Arun Varshneya, president of Saxon Glass Technologies, who showed students how the incubator provided the necessary resources to develop a glass-strengthening process. This process is used for the tubules that hold epinephrine inside Epi-Pens and helps to provide less breakage for this very important lifesaving device.
Susan Gorman, a lecturer in the Business Department, who teaches the students who attended the trip in a class called “Managing Technology Innovation,” said, “The Incubator Works tour was a beneficial learning opportunity for students in the technology management program. The tours took classroom lectures on incubators into reality by meeting with real-world entrepreneurs involved in business development and new technological breakthroughs.”