College Applied Research and Technology Centers (CART)
The CART Program is designed to: spur technology-based research and economic development in New York; promote research collaboration and innovation with New York businesses; promote workforce development; better leverage state funding with investments from the federal government, industry, foundations, and not-for-profit organizations with an economic development mission; and increase competitiveness of New York companies.
To encourage greater collaboration between New York State industry and New York’s colleges, NYSTAR awarded two College Applied Research and Technology (CART) designations with up to $500,000 of first year funding to increase the capacity of the eligible applicants to achieve significant economic impact in New York State.
Each CART will be designated for up to five years to work in collaboration with New York industry. NYSTAR expects designated CART Centers to create quantifiable economic impact at New York companies, especially small New York companies, within one to three years from individual project commencement. Each CART Center is expected to focus resources in a specific Technology Focus [see Section II.F. of the request for proposals (RFP)], particularly in application areas that are not provided by Centers for Advanced Technology.
Center for Applied Research in Collaborative and On-Demand Computing
Marist College, Poughkeepsie
The Center for Applied Research in Collaborative and On-Demand Computing (CCODC) will offer services, support, and training to assist new and existing companies in applying technologies that multiply computing capacity at a substantial cost savings. The CCODC will spur economic growth of distributed systems technology providers and generate new economic activity by leveraging Marist's large-scale enterprise system; creating secure collaborative and on-demand computing environments; working directly with companies to enhance and secure their internal technology infrastructures; employing Marist's Institute for Data Center Professionals' training programs, certifications and industry connections; and conducting market research through the Marist Institute for Public Opinion. The CCODC's proposed projects with industry partners include a complement of on-demand computing, Linux on zSeries testing, business process automation, training and outreach.
Center for Engineered Polymeric Materials
College of Staten Island, Staten Island
The Center for Engineered Polymeric Materials was proposed by a consortium with the College of Staten Island (COSI), City University of New York, (CUNY), as the lead institution and Hunter College as a consortium member. The technology focus is on engineered polymeric materials. The proposed Polymer Center will serve as a framework to expand collaborative efforts with the private sector for the advancement of New York State polymeric material industries. The Center will focus on the three objectives: collaborative applied research and technology transfer within the industry; industry-oriented education and training; and outreach and networking through a referral network.
No program funding opportunity is available at this time. Please continue to monitor this site for announcements of new funding.
For more information, contact the NYSTAR staff via NYSTARSupport@esd.ny.gov or call us at (518) 292-5700.
College Applied Research and Technology Program Statute