Centers of Excellence

NYSTAR funds 11 Centers of Excellence to foster collaboration between the academic research community and the business sector to develop and commercialize new products and technologies, to promote critical private sector investment in emerging high-technology fields in New York State, and to create and expand technology-related businesses and employment. This program was created to enhance and accelerate the centers’ operations, facilitating joint university-industry research and development, product commercialization and workforce training.


Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology (CENN) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Located at the university's Albany NanoTech Complex, CENN is a resource for emerging generations of integrated circuitry (IC) through technology deployment, product prototyping, manufacturing support and workforce training.
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Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center (S3IP) at Binghamton University

S3IP is advancing the frontiers of microelectronics research and development, addressing challenges in small scale systems design, development, prototyping, process development and manufacturing for the microelectronics industry.
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Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS) at the University at Buffalo

CBLS is a hub for life sciences innovation and technology-based economic development, aimed at creating jobs through driving scientific discovery and facilitating collaboration among academia, industry and the public sector.
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Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI) at the University at Buffalo

CMI leverages the University at Buffalo's cutting edge materials science, big data analytics, and advanced manufacturing expertise to drive critical R&D activities that directly impact private sector growth.
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Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center (STC) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute

STC’s world-class MEMS Foundry helps to solve complex challenges in areas including green technologies, optical displays, 3-D integration and wafer-level packaging.
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Center of Excellence in Advanced & Sustainable Manufacturing (COE-ASM) at Rochester Institute of Technology

COE-ASM helps New York State manufacturing companies improve their competitiveness through partnerships developing and deploying innovative technologies for more efficient and sustainable products and manufacturing processes.
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Center of Excellence in Data Science at the University of Rochester

Situated within the University of Rochester's broader Institute for Data Science, this COE helps maintain New York State's leadership in analyzing and commercializing the limitless uses of data to improve quality of life and to fuel economic growth.
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Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at Stony Brook University

This partnership of academic institutions, research institutions, energy providers and industrial corporations works toward innovative energy research, education and technology deployment— focusing on efficiency and new energy sources.
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Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) at Stony Brook University

CEWIT is a next-generation research and educational facility with a mission to conduct interdisciplinary research in emerging and critical technologies, address the skilled technology worker shortage and to foster new enterprise development in areas from
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Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems at Syracuse University (SyracuseCoE)

SyracuseCoE engages faculty, students and collaborators at 200+ firms and institutions to catalyze research, development, and demonstrations for innovations that improve energy efficiency, environmental quality and resilience in healthy buildings and clea
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Center of Excellence in Atmospheric and Environmental Prediction and Innovation at the University at Albany

This Center is home to the largest concentration of atmospheric, climate, and environmental researchers in New York State and one of the largest in the nation.
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