When speaking of SUNY’s unmatched assets, we’re talking about 3 core components – its People, the Infrastructure, and the Technology.
We are innovation and global impact…and we’ve been doing it for decades.
1960’s - Early SUNY innovation includes the heart-lung machine developed at Downstate Medical Center making open heart surgery possible. The Implantable Cardiac Pacemaker, invented in 1960 by University at Buffalo alumnus and faculty member Wilson Greatbatch, saves millions of lives worldwide.
1970’s - SUNY revolutionized the medical imaging industry in the 1970s with the pioneering Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) research done by Raymond Damadian at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Paul Lauterbur at Stony Brook University. Today, the medical imaging industry generates approximately $100 billion annually.
SUNY’s first FDA-approved drug was the result of over 20 years of platelet research at Stony Brook University. ReoPro lessens the chance of heart attack during and after coronary artery procedures like angioplasty and has been used to treat millions of people.
In the early 1990’s, Theo Pavlidis, a computer science professor at the Stony Brook University and his colleagues developed software that relies on "fuzzy logic," which allows a computer to make an educated guess about what it sees. The new software enabled barcode scanners to read codes under less-than-ideal conditions, opening up a world of new opportunities for the devices.
We have participation of more than 500 faculty across 26 campuses.
we are bringing together the brains (literally) from across our campuses to put together our scale into responding to larger societal questions, that requires the scale of SUNY (infrastructure) that is beyond what one single campus (traditional way of conducting research) can do. The Brain Network has a membership of over 100 faculty and researchers - neurosciences, behavioral sciences, psychology, nanotechnology, bioinformatics, engineering
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the State will partner with over 100 private companies, led by GE, to launch the New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium. The Consortium will invest over $500 million and create thousands of high-skilled, high-paying jobs in Upstate New York over the next five years – including at least 500 in the Capital region – focusing on the development and manufacture of the next generation of materials used on semiconductors.
The New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium (NY-PEMC) is a public-private partnership that will help develop the next generation of materials used on semiconductors at the State-owned R&D facility in Albany. Managed through the newly merged SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE)/SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT), this next generation of semiconductors will enable power devices to get smaller, faster and more efficient as the current material, silicon, has reached its entitlement.
The site will act as a global “open-innovation” user-shared facility, which will enable the expansion and growth of major corporate partners, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) with a particular emphasis on MWBE firms and enterprises.
GE will be a lead partner in the fab, housed at the CNSE Nano Tech complex, which will develop and produce low cost, high performance 6” silicon carbide (SiC) wafers. All NY-PEMC partner companies will have access to state-of-the-art 6” SiC tools and a baseline process flow, contributed by GE, where they can make their own enhancements in preparation for high volume, cost effective manufacturing.
The Mobility Assist Device is licensed to Biodex (LI company) and they are in the process of designing a version of the device that will be accepted by the market. We learned from Stony Brook’s OTLIR that manufacturing and commercial sale is imminent.
Dr. Ron Miles’ invention overcomes the performance limitations of existing microphones used in cell phones and hearing aids by using a diaphragm that prevents unwanted sounds from being detected. It also achieves higher signal to noise ratios, has a much lower noise floor, relatively low power consumption and is lightweight.
Average TAF investment is $50K to support the development and commercialization of an innovation Total return on investment: $1.9M
To date, TAF has invested in 26 technologies, which includes its 5 latest investments that are part of the TAF Class of 2014 Fall. TAF’s total return on investment to date (1.9M) includes investment from external partners, including federal and state funding agencies, industry partners and the investment community. TAF supported technologies have been licensed to NY startup companies that have leveraged TAF funding to receive SBIR/STTR Phase I and II awards.
This slide depicts the Governor’s Innovation Agenda and its essential components. They do not stand alone, but rather, work in harmony. The Innovation NY Network is the connective tissue that maximizes the other programs.
Here you can say a few words about each of the programs – especially START-UP NY and SUNY’s key role.
From Entrepreneurship in NY Study
Deeper detail comparing R&D and Private Investment. Note very low ratios in the Sciences, while investment dollars far outpace R&D in IT and Creative.
Based on the success of the first NY Innovation Showcase, we plan to offer a suite of programs to connect entrepreneurs at all stages of the innovation pipeline with both advisors and investors. The Innovation Showcase will also be positioned as one of the ways in which INYN is supporting quality deal flow presentation to the public investment funds (Innovation Venture Capital Fund and Innovate NY Funds). As much as possible, we will engage these and other investors in educational roles to clarify for entrepreneurs exactly what is needed to attract investor interest and eventual financial investment. We will work with regional partners (Innovation Hot Spots, Incubators, others), will collaborate with university and other programs, and will engage other event providers to deliver an effective and efficient state-wide plan for these programs. We will also continue the track the impact of Innovation Showcase to meet our objectives of increasing investment to start-up businesses, and their eventual success in generating revenue and employment.
Investors who have made an investment in either: A startup company having licensed technology from a SUNY campus, A company operating in a SUNY incubator, A company operating on a SUNY campus identified as a STARTUP-NY zone
MEDTECH 2014 Executive Breakfast Presentation
MEDTECH 2014: Redefining
Innovation in the Face of
September 15, 2014
Vice Chancellor for Research, State University of New York
President, Research Foundation for SUNY
gross square footage
in economic impact
university system in
the United States
Over $1 billion
in sponsored research
88,000 faculty and staff
3 million alumni
6 Centers for Advanced Technology
8 Centers of Excellence
Over 1,000 issued patents
Over 700 active licenses
72 active startups
ReoPro: SUNY’s 1st
FDA Approved Medicine
Vision for Working with Industry
Identify areas of excellence
Leverage our diversity
Look at industry and societal
problems to be solved
Topical Areas Funded:
Health Record Data
3D Printing Tissues
25 proposals submitted
Nearly 90 faculty involved
Participation from 9
Total award value: $900k.
New NSF Science and Technology Center
X-Ray Bioimaging Technique
The University at Buffalo,
representing a national consortium
of eight research universities and
institutes, has been awarded $25
million from the National Science
Foundation (NSF) to transform the
field of structural biology, including
drug development, using X-ray
Over 125 faculty
34 Proposals submitted
8 Projects Awarded
Total award value: $800k
Risk factors for
The activity of SUNY M&AM will impact
medical, health, military, transportation
Create and build:
BioMaterials, Green, Energy,
Functional & Responsive
Green, Digital and Additive
Over 50 research faculty
Participation from 8 campuses
Awards will be announced in August
Gov. Cuomo Announces the
NY Power Electronics Manufacturing
GE leads PEMC to develop next
generation of materials and
processes used on wide band gap
semiconductors in partnership with
SUNY CNSE – 6 inch SiC wafers -
100 private companies; Investment
of over $500M
Open innovation facility
Innovation at Scale
“This is the evolution of education in
action…this is the delicate balancing act –
systems and institutions learning to become
leaner, smarter, stronger, and more
resourceful through the very kind of hard
work that SUNY is leading. And this is
innovation at scale.”
SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund
Advance SUNY technology from lab to market
Mobility Assist Device for Improved Quality of Life
Out of Stony Book University
Helps people who have trouble standing up or sitting
Partnership with Biodex Medical System
New Microphone Design for Hearing Aids
Out of Binghamton University
Based on hearing of a fruit fly, has potential to improve
Exploring partnership opportunities
Governor’s Innovation Agenda Innovation New York Network
The NY Opportunity and Challenge Innovation New York Network
Innovation New York Network
• University R&D is focused on the hard
• Venture capital is focused on IT and non-academics
• There is a major disconnect
• But also a major opportunity
Innovation Online Network
INYN – Online Network
empowering and quantifying
New York State’s
Research • Startups • Financing
Infrastructure • People and Talent
SUNY Incubator Network
17 incubator programs, across 11 campuses
22 program directors and staff
540,000 ft2 of incubator space across the state
Over 550 companies and 2,100 jobs currently supported
Over 480 graduated companies since 1990
Southern Tier High Technology Incubator
A partnership of Binghamton University and federal, state and local partners,
the Southern Tier High-Technology Incubator will provide new opportunities for
high-tech businesses to grow and succeed in the Southern Tier.
• 21,000 square feet net space set to open in September 2016
• Focus areas: electronics, energy and health
SUNY startups are attracting the best
• Alignment with Governor (NYS) Board/Chancellor Research
Council: Based on system-wide faculty interests, capabilities, and
• Build partnerships among SUNY’s research enterprise and statewide
commercialization and technology community, federal government,
private industry, international community
• Re-invest in Multi-disciplinary Research, Research-enriched education,
• Thanks for your guidance!
Engage with us:
Bryan Allinson, Vice President of Innovation and Partnerships
Heather Hage, Esq., Senior Director of Innovation and Partnerships
Jeffrey Boyce, Director of Research-Supported Economic
Thomas Moebus, Director of Investor Development
Gregory O’Connor, Director of Business Services
Angela Wright, Director of Government Relations
Matthew Mroz, Assistant Director of Innovation and Partnerships
Kimberly Eck, Manager, Collaborative Proposal Development