Are you interested in collaborating with a company on a promising line of research? If you are a research faculty member or scientist at the University of Rochester, RIT, or other participating New York university, we can help. We can match you with a company with similar research interests. And we will provide matching funding to support your industry collaboration
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At the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences, we provide our corporate partners with a tremendous competitive advantage when it comes to developing state-of-the-art products. At a time when many companies are reducing their research and development budgets, we provide access to a rich source of innovation and technology: New York State’s leading research universities. We identify university researchers whose interests match industry needs. We provide matching state funds to magnify the impact of the investment you make as a corporate sponsor.
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Company-Sponsored Research on Campus
This is our primary funding mechanism and must be initiated by university-based principal investigators. We provide up to a 50% match for research sponsored by a New York State company. The maximum CEIS contribution is $30,000. Proposals are accepted once a year – in the spring – and funding for selected proposals starts July 1. Submissions are awarded on a competitive basis and are subject to the availability of funds. Proposals are judged on their technical merit and on the amount of economic impact that the research is expected to achieve.
The STAR program is a newer CEIS offering to support smaller, short term research activities. Applications are accepted once a year and awards are made subject to the availability of funds. The maximum CEIS contribution is $5,000 and only requires a 1:1 match.