The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS) had its 13th annual University Technology Showcase on Tuesday, March 26th at the Doubletree Hotel in Henrietta from 1:00PM - 5:00PM. The Showcase was an opportunity for university researchers to present their work to industry as well as other researchers and organizations that promote economic development. The objective was to stimulate discussions that may lead to industry-university collaboration. This annual event was very very well received by the local community. This year there were 50 poster presentations and over 250 attendees. The Showcase featured posters by investigators from the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, and surrounding universities. In Rochester alone there is over $400 million of sponsored research each year. Much of this research has industrial applications and is an opportunity for local businesses to gain awareness of some of the technology being developed which can lead to innovative new products and competitive advantages. If you missed it this year, we encourage you to attend next year!
To download a copy of the POMATECH presentation CLICK HERE
CEIS has teamed with a number of stakeholders from across the region and New York State to prepare and submit a white paper in response to the Request for Information issued by the NIST-sponsored Advanced Manufacturing National Program office for the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). You can download a copy of the white paper by clicking here.
The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS) at the University of Rochester has been awarded a three-year $1.88M grant from a group of 5 federal agencies to accelerate the growth of small- and medium-sized optics, photonics, and imaging companies in the Finger Lakes region. The funded program is known as the Rochester Regional Optics, Photonics, and Imaging Accelerator (RRPA). The applicants for this award are the University of Rochester, High Tech Rochester (HTR), and the New York State Department of Economic Development, Division of Science, Technology, and Innovation (NYSTAR). A team consisting of the University of Rochester, the Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster (RRPC), the Rochester Institute of Technology, Monroe Community College*, and HTR will carry out the work. The 5 federal funding agencies are the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the National Institute for Science and Technology (NIST), the Department of Energy (DOE), the Employee and Training Administration (ETA), and the Small Business Administration (SBA). In addition to the federal funding, New York State Department of Economic Development is providing $200K, and the partnering organizations are contributing $570K in matching funds, bringing the total funding for the program to $2.64M.
Read the Press Release from Congresswoman Louise Slaughter
Read the Executive Summary
Read the RRPA Background
Rochester Regional Photonics Accelerator All Hands Meeting Document