Empire State Development Awards Center for Advanced Technology Designation to The City University of New York

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NEW YORK, June 27, 2019 – Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that its Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) has awarded a Center for Advanced Technology designation to The City University of New York (CUNY). The university’s new state-of-the-art Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), part of The Graduate Center and located in Harlem, will host the Center for Advanced Technologies in Sensors for Exploration of Natural Systems and Environments (CAT-SENSE) to assist with job creation through the development and commercialization of technologies in New York State. NYSTAR will provide the center with nearly $8.8 million in funding over the course of the ten-year designation.
Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky said: "The City University of New York is one of the most prestigious, diverse public university systems in the United States —and it is at the forefront of academic achievement and scientific discovery. This designation recognizes CUNY's work to develop and commercialize new sensor technology and will help develop our economy, create jobs and generate opportunity."
“We are excited about the opportunities that CAT-SENSE will bring for STEM entrepreneurship, industry partnership and workforce development across New York State and all 25 CUNY campuses,” said CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez. “Our faculty and students contribute significant intellectual capital to New York, and this new partnership will provide resources and infrastructure for developing these contributions in an intentional way that drives economic development across New York.”
The CAT-SENSE will facilitate academic-industrial partnerships to develop next-generation sensor systems and applications, tap into the growing global sensor technologies market, and help New York State accelerate its role as an applied research and business leader. The center will also play a vital role in connecting intellectual and research resources by supporting entrepreneurial partnerships between researchers and the state's business innovators and leaders.

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Submitted on: JUN 27, 2019

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