BINGHAMTON, NY – The Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR) office at Binghamton University invites technical project proposals from interested New York State companies for the 2016-2017 academic year.  

Proposals should include deliverables, expertise needed, a description of the positive impact that the project will have on a company, number of jobs retained, number of jobs added and anticipated Small Business Innovations Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTT) or other grant funding.

Applications should be submitted online by 5 p.m. Friday, April 8, at binghamton.edu/watson/industry/spir/spir-form.html.  

SPIR was established in 1994 by the engineering schools of the State University of New York as an effort to strengthen the state’s small- and mid-sized businesses by applying technology solutions to make businesses more competitive. SPIR has helped partners create and retain more than 2,500 jobs totaling $90 million of estimated annual wages over the past two decades. SPIR students and faculty mentors work on an average of 30 projects annually across 20 small- to mid-sized companies.

The Binghamton office helps streamline operations by applying high-technology content to products, devising methods to adapt to new industrial regulations and exploring opportunities to break into new markets. All of this is done by leveraging the resources within the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science and the expertise and talents of its faculty, students and staff.

SPIR provides local industries with:

·      Expertise of engineers and applied scientists in mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, electrical and computer engineering, biomedical engineering, systems science and industrial engineering, and computer science.

·      Experience with industry partners across multiple areas including communications, clean or renewable energy technology, computer hardware, defense technology, life sciences, electronics, sensors, displays, semiconductors and software.

·      Access to top engineering and applied science students.

For more information, go to binghamton.edu/watson/industry/spir or contact the Office of Industrial Outreach at 607-777-4532.