Recent News

October 18, 2019

Technology Development Fund Awards Open

The fall 2019 round of the University’s Technology Development Fund is open. Eligible projects propose the development of a technology to a commercial endpoint. Awards are up to $100,000 and support animal testing, prototyping, and other proof-of-concept studies. The fund is open to all faculty, staff, and students. A submitted invention disclosure to UR Ventures is required with an application.

Pre-proposals are due Thursday, October 31, and should be submitted to omar.bakht@rochester.edu


October 16, 2019

SPIE Optifab: Optical Fabrication Exhibition

Join SPIE at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center between 14 - 17 October 2019 for the largest optical manufacturing conference and exhibition held in North America. This is a prime opportunity to observe top companies in the field of optics and learn about the latest optical fabrication technologies.

Register here!


April 12, 2019

Women of Innovation 

For patients with vision loss after a stroke or brain injury, a simple therapy device developed by Krystel Huxlin, the James V. Aquavella, M.D. Professor in Ophthalmology, could help train the eye to see again. Huxlin is one of several faculty being featured as part of Women of Invention, a series on the University’s Newscenter.


February 12, 2019

You are invited to the 2019 University Technology Showcase!

The 2019 University Technology Showcase will be held on April 4th, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the DoubleTree at 1111 Jefferson Road Rochester NY. CEIS and the CoE in Data Science host this annual half day event. There will be a panel discussion with three local entrepreneurs, businesses/entities on display in the ballroom as well as a poster session.

Registration is open.


February 5, 2019

The Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund is now accepting applications for Manufacturing Grants.

The Manufacturing Grants are designed to encourage collaboration between companies and non-profit organizations in New York State that work with the manufacturing industry. Applicants may apply for up to $50,000! The applications are currently open and will stay open until February 28th. For more details, check out the application page here.


October 2, 2018

Upstate Venture Connect

Paul Ballentine has been nominated for a 2018 Upstate Venture Ecosystem Award! The Venture Ecosystem Awards recognize individuals and organizations who have made an impact on the Upstate NYS venture ecosystem. Paul was nominated as a Community Catalyst for his work launching the Light & Sound Interactive conference. The award ceremony will be held October 2, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Oncenter Convention Center in Syracuse, NY. For more information about the nomination and Upstate Venture Connect please visit the link.