Northwell innovators think outside the box, and in

By GREGORY ZELLER // Bioelectronics and “smart” tech won the day in the Northwell Health 2017 Innovation Challenge. The challenge, which invited the New Hyde Park-based health system’s 63,000-plus employees to submit groundbreaking healthcare ideas for a shot at project-development funding, eventually came down to two champions at Northwell Health’s Made For Big Ideas Showcase in October – a bioelectronic device designed to reduce premature births and a “smart” laboratory container that knows when a…

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Space vets all-go for Cradle of Aviation ‘Countdown’

By GREGORY ZELLER // A star-studded crew of cosmic heroes was on board Thursday, when the Cradle of Aviation Museum started the clock on its 18-month-plus “Countdown to Apollo at 50.” The long-term celebration, featuring new exhibits and educational initiatives at the Garden City museum, leads up to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission – man’s first recorded moon landing, on July 20, 1969. Long Island, of course, played a vital role in…

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Stuff we’re thinking about going to

  Nov. 25 Riptide: Hamptons Sink or Swim 3:30-6 p.m., Southampton Arts Center i-Hamptons, the Southampton-based resource guide for local entrepreneurs, hosts its first-ever “Shark Tank”-like pitch event featuring four finalists in a head-to-head business-plan competition with $25,000 in prize money at stake. Sponsors include Silicon Valley Bank, Hampton Luxury Liner, Omnigon, Farrell Fritz, the Southampton Social Club and The Spur, a private co-working and entrepreneur’s club slated to open in Southampton in 2018. Admission is…

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