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.
Annual networking opportunity
We host an annual University Technology Showcase with the Center of Excellence in Data Science (CoE) at the University of Rochester where we invite members from the industrial community to learn about your research. There is ample time allowed for networking and one-on-one discussions. This event takes place in the spring and is open to all university researchers working on relevant projects whether or not you have been a past recipient of CEIS funding.
Annual Call for Proposals provides funding for company-sponsored research on campus
Collaborative Innovative Research Program (CIR): 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.
Short Term Applied Research program (STAR): The STAR program is aimed at smaller research projects that are either more applied or exploratory in nature. It is often used by small businesses to solve a near term problem. Applications are accepted anytime throughout the 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