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About Us

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

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February 9, 2016

2016 New York Photonics Map Will Debut at Photonics West

CEIS and RRPC will be distributing the 2016 Map with our members at select SPIE conferences in 2016.

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February 1, 2016

News & Events CEIS PI, Jonathan Ellis, speaks on academia and research on The Amp Hour Podcast

Listen to the podcast here

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October 14, 2015

AIM Photonics chief to discuss goals, opportunities in the field

The head of the Rochester-based American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics.

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CEIS- CAT Announcement

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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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