Clarkson and high tech company partner up for research, jobs in North Country
Friday, December 24, 2010 - 9:00 am

POTSDAM – Clarkson University and Syracuse-area high-tech product development and manufacturing company C Speed have formed a new partnership that leverages C Speed’s strengths with Clarkson's resources in advanced materials processing, aerodynamics and renewable energy, the university has announced.

Together, the two organizations will establish a technical center in Peyton Hall on Clarkson's Village Campus.

"The new technical center at Peyton Hall will open up new opportunities for Clarkson students and the rest of the community," said Congressman Bill Owens, who congratulated the partners.

"We have seen tremendous projects come out of Clarkson aimed at job creation and economic development, and this is no different,” Owens said. “Upstate New York colleges and universities have great potential to play a leading role in the region's economic recovery, and Clarkson continues to tap into this potential in the North Country."

Clarkson’s alumni connection is at work, as C Speed President David Lysack explains.

“With a third of our employees holding undergraduate or graduate degrees from Clarkson, our team is looking forward to working with the students, faculty and administration at Clarkson to develop technical solutions that will create learning opportunities for students, jobs for New York, and solutions for our customers.”

C Speed will employ Clarkson students and leverage the expertise of the company's engineering team. Subsequent to this initiative, C Speed and Clarkson will focus their efforts on the enhancement of a high technology renewable energy system previously developed and fielded by C Speed. Enhancements will accelerate system deployment opportunities across the United States and overseas.

Clarkson University President Tony Collins said, "This private industry-university partnership advances solutions for our nation's renewable energy goals by bringing discovery, engineering innovation and commercialization together. It also demonstrates Clarkson's commitment to use our research enterprise to partner with New York State companies in order to create and keep jobs in our region of New York State. "

C Speed is described as an integrated, engineering driven, product development team focused on custom, private label, electronic solutions for its customers, often providing systems and subsystems in the areas of military defense systems, medical devices, and electronic test and measurement equipment.