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.
Optimism, curiosity spur Knox's inventions
A professor of optics at the University of Rochester, Knox has been awarded a slew of patents – 50 in the US, and another 150 or so worldwide. Most recently, he co-invented a potentially game-changing way of correcting vision by noninvasively modifying the cornea with femtosecond lasers. It also works with contact lenses and intra-ocular lenses.
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Kick off 2018 with Continuous Improvement
In this webinar, Beau Keyte and Brent Wahba, internationally recognized experts in organizational change, will introduce you to the “Leverage Points” transformation methodology. Developed and tested over the past 10 years, this process emerged from studying how successful organizations really evolve by implementing small, situation-specific changes to create focus, alignment, and an achievable plan for driving results.
Date: January 23, 2018 Register here.
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.