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No. 258: Northwell’s big week, Winthrop’s ambitious diabetes study and the Center on Rural Innovation

Welcome, dear readers: To another Wednesday edition of your exclusive Innovate LI newsletter, coming to you on this Ides of November. Before we highlight another busy week in Long Island socioeconomics, a gentle reminder to send your congratulations, corrections and questions to editor@innovateli.com. We love hearing from you. It’s Nov. 15 out there: On which we remember late greats including German-British Astronomer William Herschel (born 1738, discovered Uranus and a bunch of moons), American artist…


Rochester tapped for $610M photonics center

The Pentagon has selected a Rochester consortium to lead a $610 million research and manufacturing hub dedicated to photonics — the use of light in technology — that will bring thousands of jobs to the region. Western New York already has about 100 companies working on optics and photonics, including firms focused on robotics, medical imaging, national security and other fields. Vice President Joe Biden joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the announcement, although the news…