What We Do

The RF manages SUNY’s research portfolio. RF administrators help SUNY faculty, students and staff through every step of the research grant process, allowing them to focus on their work and ensuring compliance with university, grant sponsor and government requirements.

The RF protects SUNY’s intellectual property. SUNY ranks among the nation’s top patent-producing universities. The RF connects business and industry to SUNY faculty to commercialize their inventions for the public good.

The RF enables collaboration to maximize the collective impact of SUNY research to drive investment and job growth. SUNY’s Networks of Excellence harness the multidisciplinary expertise of researchers and students from across SUNY’s 64 campuses to help solve some of the most important problems of our time—problems related to global climate change, the spread of infectious diseases, and the intricacies of the brain, among others.

The RF is an integral partner in the execution and administration of the START-UP NY initiative to transform SUNY campuses and university communities across the state into tax-free communities for new and expanding businesses.