Industry/Research Partnerships

The Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging (S3IP) fosters business partnerships with top corporations, including General Electric, IBM, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems and Endicott Interconnect. These dynamic faculty-industry collaborations result in research breakthroughs that offer tremendous potential for new products and economic development.

Our Innovative Technologies Complex nurtures start-up companies that bring high-paying, high-tech jobs to the area and the state.

The Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR) strengthens the state’s small and mid-sized businesses, helping them apply technology solutions that improve their competitiveness. Since 1995, SPIR has helped partners create and retain more than 2,500 jobs with total, estimated annual wages of $90 million.

The Integrated Electronics Engineering Center (IEEC) is a state Center for Advanced Technology that partners with industry to strengthen the competitiveness of the electronics packaging industry in New York state and the U.S.

Binghamton’s Institute for Child Development is using $1 million in grant funding to expand autism services. Along with developing models to help adolescents and young adults with autism, the ICD is investigating the effectiveness of early intervention services and working with school districts in 11 counties to create a center that will provide education, training and technical assistance.

Students in the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science are improving workplace ergonomics, courtesy of a $13.2 million in-kind grant of software from UGS Corp. Used by Fortune 100 and Global 50 companies, the software enables students to create digital humans in virtual environments and analyze their performance. The software is available to regional and state businesses through the University's Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR) program.

The Center for Integrated Watershed Studies draws together investigators with expertise on the natural features of watersheds and the effect of humans on them to integrate biological, geological, geographic, economic and societal components and improve management of these vital resources.

The Binghamton University GIS Campus Core Facility fosters the educated use of geographical information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS) technologies for the development and execution of funded basic and applied research. The GIS Core Facility provides census mapping and other services to local and federal governmental agencies.

The Decker School of Nursing’s Elder Services Center and its two Memory Clinics helps families and other caregivers, as well as health professionals, learn positive approaches to managing the problems associated with Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias. The center aims to preserve and enhance functional abilities and quality of life in patients with Alzheimer's Disease, and help maintain their independence in the community by means of medical care, counseling and education.

The Public Archaeology Facility conducts an average of 15 archaeological surveys each year for federal, state, local and private groups and runs community archaeology programs in the summer.

The Division of Research is supporting a new Organized Research Center focused on healthcare to spur new multidisciplinary projects. Investments will be made to improve campus infrastructure as needed to support healthcare projects and University leaders are exploring additional partnerships with healthcare institutions such as SUNY Upstate Medical University and its Binghamton Clinical Campus, United Health Services, Lourdes Hospital and the Mayo Clinic.

Last Updated: 2/24/14