Innovation News

SUNY Announces Winners of the Startup Summer School Class of 2022 Demo Day

The competition showcased the most promising technologies and startups being developed by participants representing 174 SUNY students, faculty, and staff.

University/industry consortium secures patent for Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnostic test

The groundbreaking innovation the result of seven years of research at Upstate Medical University and Penn State College of Medicine.

SBU research group, start-up awarded $1M from NSF for robotics proposal

In addition to transforming STEM and robotics education, the new technology could also lead to design tools used by automation and robotic industries.

SUNY kicks off Startup Summer School Class of 2021

The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program provides seed funding for research and development with the potential for commercialization.

UB spinoff awarded grant to advance medicinal toothpaste

OptiMed Technology employs nanotechnology based on research from the lab of Praveen Arany, DDS, PhD, assistant professor of oral biology.

Startup produces treatment to spur bone growth

Zetagen Therapeutics benefits from its location in the Central New York Biotech Accelerator.

Cobleskill gasifer attracts licensee and $5.8M to reduce wildfire risk

Rotary gasifier technology invented at SUNY Cobleskill will be used to clear forests of dead trees and undergrowth.

Successful test flight validates Fredonia professor’s invention

Junaid Zubairi’s Flight Data Tracker, which could revolutionize aviation informatics, achieves a commercialization milestone.

SBU startup announces the closing of $800K in seed financing

Qunnect, LLC was launched to commercialize the technologies of the Quantum Information Technology Lab Directed by Eden Figueroa at Stony Brook University.

Helping defense focused businesses expand their markets

RF hosted workshop combined targeted consultations with business and technology experts and a pitch event.

CO2-to-fuel process wins TAF MVP CleanTech Competition

The cleantech Most Valuable Pitch competition featured presentations from ten early stage companies working in solar, wind, biofuels, energy storage and more.

Turning trash into cheap energy

Patent-pending rotary gasifier technology invented at SUNY Cobleskill has tremendous potential in domestic and community use.

Upstate Medical incubator helps steer biotech breakthroughs to market

The Central New York Biotech Accelerator is one of 17 SUNY business incubators that help to advance innovation and drive economic development throughout NYS.

SUNY Chancellor awards $50K to Most Valuable Pitch winner

First ever TAF Most Valuable Pitch competition featured 10 SUNY-affiliated startup companies.

Licensed therapy may be new weapon to combat cancer

Curamir Therapeutics Inc. licensed a technology that manipulates microRNAs developed by Stony Brook University biochemist Jingfang Ju.

Ion wind technology breakthrough takes flight at SUNY Oswego

SUNY Oswego’s Adrian Ieta and the SUNY Research Foundation applied for a patent for technology that will allow a rotor to effectively function as an engine.

Nanofiber Solutions, Inc. Signs License Agreement with the RF

The RF protects the intellectual property generated at SUNY campuses and works with businesses to translate research discoveries into commercial products.

Stony Brook startup awarded competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Energy

Part of the Stony Brook Incubator Program, Qunnect, LLC aims to be at the forefront of a historic transformation of the communications and computing industries.

LI company licenses SUNY technology designed to prevent hacking

A Stony Brook research created a technology that uses quantum memory applications at room temperatures to securely store and transfer information.

Licensed technology will aid critical care patients

Dr. Gerald Smaldone’s patented pulmonary treatment holds promise for critical care patients.

Startup company Vivid Vision signs license agreement with the Research Foundation

The technology, developed at the College of Optometry, will help people with disorders of binocular vision to see better.

Artelo Biosciences signs license agreement with the Research Foundation

Stony Brook researchers have developed new chemical compounds that are licensed to Artelo Biosciences as potential drugs to treat pain, inflammation and cancer.

Codagenix vaccines fight disease from the genomes up

Biotech start-up is an offshoot of Dr. Eckard Wimmer’s groundbreaking research on the poliovirus.

Innovative cooling system uses waste heat to improve chilling efficiency

Based on the same principle at play when you sweat, the system is energy efficient and uses no toxic refrigerants.

Seeking a more effective treatment for breast cancer

SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund invests in treatment that may just take breast cancer cells and turn them off.


The patent covers a process for making imines, a class of chemical compounds used in various industries, including pharmaceuticals.