Centers for Advanced Technology

NYSTAR funds 15 Centers for Advanced Technology (CATs) to encourage greater collaboration between private industry and universities in the development and application of new technologies. The CAT program, created in 1983, facilitates a continuing program of basic and applied research, development and technology transfer in multiple technological areas, in collaboration with and through the support of private industry. CATs play a critical role in spurring technology-based applied research and economic development in the state; promoting national and international research collaboration and innovation; and leveraging New York's research expertise and funding with investments from the federal government, foundations, businesses, venture capital firms and other entities.

NYSTAR periodically identifies technology fields of strategic importance to New York's economic competitiveness and holds competitions to award 10-year CAT designations to New York universities, university-affiliated research institutes, or consortia of such institutions.

Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology at Alfred University

The CACT leverages the expertise of Alfred's faculty in advanced technical ceramics and glass to generate economic impact at partner companies of all sizes— for application in fields including energy, health care and defense.

Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) at Clarkson University

CAMP's research on colloids and surfaces is applied to a range of uses in industries including photocopying and imaging, materials processing, pharmaceuticals and environmental control.

Center for Life Science Enterprise at Cornell University

The Center for Life Science Enterprise pursues programs addressing the economic development needs of New York's biotech industry, partnering with companies in fields including chemistry, food science and veterinary medicine.

Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

CFES conducts fundamental and applied research to accelerate the development and application of new energy materials, devices and systems including high efficiency photovoltaic solar cells, energy storage technologies and microgrids.

Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications (CATT) at NYU

CATT partners with both providers and users of telecommunications and information systems to help them turn the latest developments in these technologies into competitive and productive resources.

Center for Biotechnology (CFB) at Stony Brook University

The CFB is a catalyst for development of new biomedical technologies and emerging companies in New York State, supporting biomedical innovation by helping to bridge the gap between discovery and commercial success.

Center for Integrated Electric Energy Systems (CIEES) at Stony Brook University

CIEES enhances the development and integration of cutting-edge technologies into electric energy systems, working with industry partners and leveraging the technical and intellectual assets of Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Integrated Electronics Engineering Center (IEEC) at Binghamton University

IEEC is dedicated to the advancement of electronic packaging technology and the electronics industry, conducting leading-edge research in a wide variety of packaging areas for the technological and economic benefit of New York companies.

Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering (CASE) at Syracuse University

CASE works with interdisciplinary academic and private sector teams to develop innovative solutions in complex behavioral, information and communication systems – in application of “big data” areas including predictive analysis, data mining and cyber secu

Center for Advanced Technology in Nanomaterials and Nanoelectronics (CATN2) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute

CATN2 his working to establish a nanotechnology-enabled innovation ecosystem, leveraging the tools and infrastructure at SUNY Polytechnic Institute's NanoTech Complex, known for its open innovation business model that has attracted leading companies from

Center for Advanced Technology in Big Data & Health Sciences at the University at Buffalo (UB CAT)

Located within the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences on the university’s Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, the UB CAT provides essential funding and infrastructure to foster the growth of companies and the commercializa

Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS) at the University of Rochester

Jointly sponsored by the University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of Technology, CEIS conducts applied research in the field of electronic imaging.

Additive Manufacturing and Multifunctional Printing (AMPrint) Center at Rochester Institute of Technology

The AMPrint Center is dedicated to multifunctional printing, building on RIT's leadership in advanced 3-D printing technology and materials, and key to New York's efforts to advance additive manufacturing technologies and their adoption by new and existin

Center for Flexible Hybrid Medical Device Manufacturing (FlexMed) at Binghamton University

FlexMed will pursue development of new technologies for the production of health-related smart electronics on flexible substrates advancing medical, pharmaceutical and industrial device manufacturing.

Center for Advanced Technologies in Sensors for Exploration of Natural Systems and Environments (ASRC CAT)

ASRC CAT will facilitate research-industry partnerships to develop next generation sensor systems and applications by leveraging leading materials, nanotechnology, photonics and biomedical researchers and infrastructure in New York.

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