Innovation & Partnerships

The RF works across SUNY to build an innovation ecosystem that converts SUNY’s research capacity into sustainable economic impact and promotes entrepreneurship.

Untitled Document As SUNY’s bridge to industry partners, the RF supports START-UP NY by offering a comprehensive suite of tools and services to facilitate cooperative ventures along with targeted programs that support faculty, grow research, stimulate innovation and create jobs.

Our Innovation website provides information about funding opportunities, technologies available for licensing, and success stories as well as agreements, forms, policies and procedures, and contact information.

The Research Collaboration Fund grant program capitalizes on the power of SUNY systemness by making targeted investments in interdisciplinary, multi-investigator, multi-campus research projects and pilot studies.

SUNY’s Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) supports the advancement of technologies from the lab to the marketplace through targeted investment.

SUNY’s Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program provides campuses with the time and skills of proven, private-sector entrepreneurs who bring start-up experience and expertise that drive discoveries in SUNY’s research portfolio.

SUNY-INC Insure provides low cost insurance to SUNY startups.

STEM Research Opportunities for SUNY Undergraduates prepare SUNY students for rewarding, high paying professions that meet New York’s 21st Century workforce demands.

RF Key Business Indicators offer a statistical profile of SUNY’s innovation that often leads to new products, new businesses and new jobs.