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We believe that one of the best ways to promote economic development in New York State is to bring together companies and university researchers who have areas of common interest -- and encourage them to collaborate.

The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences does that in two ways.

Funding: As one of 15 Centers for Advanced Technology funded by NYSTAR, a division of the New York State Department of Economic Development, we provide matching state funds to magnify the impact of corporate-sponsored research in existing labs at our partner universities.

Outreach: We sponsor the Annual University Technology Showcase, the Industrial Seminar Series at the U of R and RIT, workshops and panel sessions, and market research and analysis.

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News & Events

April 17, 2017

Rochester: A Place for Photonics

Photonics is an exciting and high-potential industry, and Rochester can capitalize on it. 

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March 1, 2017

Collaborative Innovative Research (CIR) Request for Proposals (RFP)

Up to $30,000 awarded to research faculty partnering with NYS company. CEIS supports a range of optics, photonics and imaging interests.  Proposal submission deadline is May 22, 2017.

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2017 CEIS Technology Showcase

Poster Session

The 2017 CEIS Technology Showcase will be held on Thursday, April 13th from 1-5pm at the DoubleTree Hotel on Jefferson Road. The showcase's poster session will give university researchers an opportunity to present their work to industry as well as other researchers and organizations that promote economic development. If you would like to register for this event, please use this online form. Registration will close on April 6th, 2017. 

To view photos from our 2016 Showcase and to learn more information about the event, please see our Technology Showcase web page.

CEIS-CAT Announcement

CAT Renewal Poster

Since 1992, CEIS has been designated as a New York State Center for Advanced Technology (CAT). As a CAT, we have worked to support collaborative projects between private entities and university researchers. Over the last ten years we have supported nearly 300 projects in an incredibly diverse range of interests which have generated over $700 million in direct, measurable, economic impact, creating some 200 jobs, and retaining another 239.

We are proud to announce that New York’s Empire State Development has chosen CEIS from an incredibly competitive field to continue as a Center for Advanced Technologies for another ten years in our focus area of photonics and imaging science systems.

In this transitional period, we think it is appropriate to look back and highlight some of the incredible work our partnering organizations and primary investigators have done in the last year, as well as looking forward to the future and the arrival of AIM Photonics.

This is a very exciting time for us, and we are happy to say that the future looks ever better and ever brighter here in Rochester.  Check back to learn what projects will be funded in the Center’s new CAT cycle as well as exciting developments in photonics, and Rochester’s photonics community.

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