High-Technology Research Centers

With its high concentration of academic and medical institutions, labs, and high-tech facilites, University Hill is a hub of advanced research, supporting some of Central New York’s most leading-edge work in science, technology, medicine, and business innovation.

Center for Excellence in Environmental & Energy Systems

The Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (CoE) is a collaboration between academic institutions and private businesses dedicated to the research and advancement of innovations in environmental and energy technologies that improve human health and productivity, security, and sustainability in urban and built environments. CoE research and collaborations focus on air quality, thermal comfort, lighting, sound, water quality, and renewable and clean energy. The new CoE headquarters is located on three acres at the corner of East Washington and Almond streets. The new facility will transform Central New York into a worldwide leader in environmental and energy technologies.

CNY Biotech Accelerator

The CNY Biotech Accelerator is a joint venture bringing together two cornerstones of the region’s research community – SUNY Upstate Medical University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, along with CenterState CEO.  The center will provide resources necessary to commercialize research findings for the growing biotechnology industry, which has doubled in the past decade and is widely considered the nation’s most promising vehicle for economic growth. Central New York, with its wealth in intellectual capital, is currently home to nearly 4,400 jobs in the biotechnology sector and is poised to expand its impact in this promising field.

The project is a $23 million, 60,000 square foot facility that will house labs, offices, instructional and other project-appropriate research space, as well as business incubation space.

Center for Science and Technology, Syracuse University

The Syracuse University Center for Science and Technology was constructed in 1988 on a five-acre site bounded by College Place, Euclid Avenue, Comstock Place, and University Place. The Center represents an effort to strengthen the Syracuse area and the New York State economy through increased University-industry collaborative efforts. The Center is achieving its economic development objectives by attracting new research-based industry to New York, educating and training workers, incubating new industries, and transferring technology created through university research. The Sci-Tech Building houses the Northeast Parallel Architectures Center, the W.M. Keck Center for Molecular Electronics, the Center for Advanced Technology in Computer Applications and Software Engineering (CASE), Computer Applications and Software Engineering Center, classrooms and offices for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the School of Information Studies, and the graduate chemistry department.

Life Sciences Complex, Syracuse University

The Life Sciences Complex at Syracuse University is the latest addition to the Center for Science and Technology. The 230,000-square-foot state-of-the-art addition was completed in 2008, more than doubling the exisiting complex, adding new classroom and laboratory space. The facility has brought together Syracuse University’s programs in biology, chemistry, and biochemistry, as well as its graduate programs in structural biology, biochemistry, and biophysics. For the first time in the history of SU, these sciences will be physically united in one location.

Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering, Syracuse University

The Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering (CASE) was established in 1984 with the purpose of becoming a key contributor to the high-technology economy of New York State by enabling businesses and economic development organizations to take advantage of Syracuse University’s intellectual (and other) resources for collaboration and technology advancement.

CASE is one of 15 New York Centers for Advanced Technology (CAT), a program created in 1983 to facilitate the transfer of technology from New York’s top research universities into commercially viable products produced in the private sector. With a specific focus in predictive analysis, the center allows for the development of leading computer applications and software engineering technologies. CASE developed the SAID (Sense, Analyze, Interpret and Decide) integrated technology system which is being implemented in a variety of Central New York businesses.

CASE also provides high-technology start-ups with the support and facilities needed for growth, as well as capital investment through its incubation program. To date, CASE has had a large impact on the economy of Central New York, creating more than 400 new jobs since 1999 and a total economic impact of over $208 million in the region.

Syracuse University Park for Innovation and Research

The Syracuse University Park for Innovation and Research is a collaborative effort of Syracuse University and the Metropolitan Development Association. Located on 100 acres of land in the University Hill community, the park is fully equipped to accommodate the physical demands of virtually any new or expanding business. Companies located at the park will be able to take advantage of Syracuse University educational and intellectual resources, as well as the resources of neighboring institutions such as SUNY Upstate Medical University, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Crouse Hospital, and the Syracuse Veterans Administration Medical Center. 15 acres of the park have been designated as part of the Empire Zone, making the park even more desirable to businesses. The Syracuse University Park for Innovation and Research will continue to encourage the vibrant, high-tech market the Central New York region contains.

Medical Research Facilities, SUNY Upstate Medical University

SUNY Upstate Medical University provide a broad range of tools and services to help researchers perform the groundbreaking research for which the institution is known. Research is a vital part of the University’s goal to improve health. Faculty in both basic and clinical sciences participates in over 400 funded research projects a year.

Weiskotten Hall, the original medical school building at SUNY Upstate Medical University, is located at 766 Irving Avenue and houses the Offices of the President, Deans of the Colleges of Medicine and Graduate Studies, Student Admissions, Continuing Medical Education, and classrooms. In 1999, Weiskotten Hall underwent a $20 million renovation that created larger medical resource laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment.

The Health Sciences Library, located adjacent to Weiskotten Hall, was added in 1995. The Library supports the patient care, teaching, and research activities of SUNY Upstate Medical University, and serves the health information needs of both the general public and health care professionals throughout Central New York. The library contains over 76,000 books and over 140,000 bound journals. It also contains the Health Information Center. The HIC provides health information to patients and the general public to help them understand their health care options.

The Institute for Human Performance (IHP) houses the world’s most advanced biomedical technology and experts on human activity. The facility unites many disciplines under one roof in an effort to forge new discoveries in the field of human performance. Originally intended for the training of elite athletes, the IHP encompasses the study of all aspects of human ability and disability, including the impact of aging, illness and injury.

Among the IHP’s many impressive features intended to aid in groundbreaking research is the Aquatic Center, containing a 25-meter, four-lane pool with a 200-ton floor that can adjust from ground level to 7 feet in depth. The IHP SwimEx hydrotherapy system is able to adjust to different speeds of surface water, multiple water depths and complete underwater visibility. An indoor track features 7 sets of force plates on its surface which allow a computer to measure force in three dimensions and create force plate readings that, when combined with motion-analysis data and muscle force readings, creates a precise picture of the elements involved in human motion. The IHP was one of the first research facilities in the nation to install radiostereometric analysis (RSA) which multiple x-ray images to measure minute changes in motion between joint replacements and surrounding bone.

The entire Institute is wired with fiber optic cable and digital phone lines to allow for the rapid flow of information and images. The IHP also contains applied research laboratories, clinical care space, and state-of-the-art biomedical bench research laboratories, including the cornerstone of the IHP, a 40,000 square-foot applied research laboratory with an unprecedented capacity for measuring, monitoring, and imaging the physical dimensions of human performance.The expansion of the IHP, for the block-long, 158,273-square-foot, five-story , The new, expanded facility will house investigators from various disciplines whose studies involve disorders of the nervous system, such as behavioral disorders like ADHD, diseases of the eye, and neurodegenerative diseases, such as ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

The Neuroscience Research Building (NRB), the block long, 158,273-square-foot, five-story expansion of the Institute for Human Performance, houses investigators from various disciplines whose studies involve disorders of the nervous system, such as behavioral disorders like ADHD, diseases of the eye, and neurodegenerative diseases, such as ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.  The NRB brings together Upstate researchers from different disciplines and departments to perform cutting-edge research to understand the science of the brain and speed the pace of scientific discovery.