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About Us

Our mission is to promote economic development in New York State by bringing together companies and university researchers who have areas of common interest and encouraging collaboration through funding and outreach.

Over the past ten years, CEIS funding has been leveraged to generate over $702 million in economic impact and the creation of 239 new jobs. By bringing together multiple universities, companies, government agencies, and economic development organizations in a collaborative environment, we provide leadership in the identification and realization of technology-driven economic development in the Finger Lakes region.

News & Events

Virtual University Technology Showcase Poster
March 30, 2021

Virtual University Technology Showcase

Registration is now open 

Event hosted by The Center for Emerging & Innovative Sciences and The Center of Excellence in Data Science at the University of Rochester with support from our friends at FuzeHub

The Center for Emerging & Innovative Science along with the Center of Excellence in Data Science at the University of Rochester are proud to announce its first virtual university showcase on April 29, 2021 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Guest speakers include: Derek Thompson, a Staff Writer at The Atlantic, Joe Stefko, President and CEO of ROC2025, as well as Jim Poore (CEO) and Dave Horan (CTO), of local start-up Immersitech. 

We encourage university researchers to participate in the poster session - please email your poster title and a brief abstract to ceisweb@ur.rochester.edu. We also encourage organizations to set-up a virtual display/demonstration area by contacting us at ceisweb@ur.rochester.edu.


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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