Free Workshop Equips Local Businesses with Tools for Growth

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Rochester, NY – At a free workshop session today, John Steele, an HTR/MEP growth services manager, taught local business owners to create page sales forecasts and innovation status reports using cutting edge technology.

Businesses participating in the workshop are normally charged $2,000, but this free event is part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Innovation “Road Show,” which is assisting manufacturing companies obtain cost savings through improved operations and by encouraging their economic growth.

"We’re looking for businesses, individual inventors and university researchers to convert their technical concepts into business simulations in order to make connections between them and the 340,000 small manufacturing firms in the country,” said Steele. “The process focuses their thinking on the business opportunity that their innovation or invention will create.”

Sustainable growth in both revenue and profitability comes from bringing new ideas to customers. Together with the USA National Innovation Marketplace we help keep ideas for better business flowing in New York State and across the country,” Steele said. “If growth is the engine of economic development, then new ideas are the engine of growth.”

MedTech and the BioVenture Center are co-hosting the workshop as part of their monthly luncheon seminar series. More information about the workshop and future luncheon seminars can be found on the MedTech web site.

About MedTech
MedTech is a not-for-profit trade association comprised of Upstate New York technology manufacturers, research institutions, and allied professional services and economic development organizations. We promote the commercialization of medical products by providing educational and networking events, organizing certification opportunities, and facilitating collaborations among members to bring tomorrow’s technologies to the healthcare marketplace. For more information, visit

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