Technology Accelerator Fund News
SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund accepting proposals until April 15
Program to help faculty inventors and scientists turn their ideas into market-ready technologies marks its 10th anniversary.
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.
NSF grant to advance Flight Data Tracker system
World-leading experts will work together to resolve performance issues with today’s quantum computers by simultaneously designing software and hardware.
UB materials science professor’s insulation innovation was inspired by the structure of the pores of human skin.
Cutting edge contrast agent
Iron-based contrast agent technology may offer an affordable and abundant alternative to rare earth element.
Research breakthrough provides clues for Lupus treatment
SUNY Downstate scientists’ flash of insight was based on a unique discovery they made about an unforeseen pathway in the immune system.
Community Asset Tracker aims to optimize use of government resources
UAlbany technology uses a mobile Internet of Things sensor network to track government owned infrastructure and properties.
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.
SUNY innovation on display at SBIR Road Tour
The day-long event hosted by UAlbany’s SBDC featured workshops and the first TAF Most Valuable Pitch competition.
SUNY Chancellor awards $50K to Most Valuable Pitch winner
First ever TAF Most Valuable Pitch competition featured 10 SUNY-affiliated startup companies.
SUNY chemists seek to scale patented process
SUNY startup Verdimine is trying to increase production of imines, compounds that contain a carbon-nitrogen double bond, from lab-scale to manufacturing-scale.
Eye-rolling robot may reveal clues about human health
Downstate vision scientists are developing a system that can objectively, precisely, and universally track eye movements.
Stony Brook startup awarded competitive grant from NSF
Mechanismic previously received a SUNY Technology Accelerator fund investment to advance its state-of-the-art design-driven robotics and STEM education product.
The search for a better catalyst
Binghamton University chemist Chuan-Jian Zhong engineered a new alloy from the atomic level up.
New Alzheimer’s test earns TAF investment
The technology is unique in that it can identify Alzheimer’s disease without extensive testing using brain imaging technologies or spinal fluid extractions.
SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund announces Class of 2018 awards
Over $200,000 invested to spur commercialization at six campuses.
Entrepreneurship program helps student startups beat the odds
Launched at SUNY Geneseo in 2013, the VentureWorks Entrepreneurship Program.
Customer discovery program leads to successful TAF proposal
The path Dr. Fabris followed in winning the TAF investment indicates a new direction for scientists doing basic research.
Molecule enhances effect of cholesterol-lowering drug
The discovery of an RNA molecule could provide the basis for treating high cholesterol and atherosclerosis.
Binghamton University’s Bane awarded TAF investment to explore drug delivery
For years, scientists have been searching for ways to reduce the debilitating side effects of anti-cancer drugs. At Binghamton University, Susan Bane thinks she
The microscopic particle with limitless potential
The research behind the nanoparticle was funded by grants from the NIH, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and SUNY's Technology Accelerator Fund.
New modulation technique promises faster, more secure wireless data
SUNY Oswego inventor will use a $50,000 investment from SUNY’s Technology Accelerator Fund to build and test a prototype device.
Many hands make light work
An interdisciplinary team develops an idea that could revolutionize healthcare.
A new blood test for neuro-developmental disorders
A SUNY researcher has made clinically available a blood test that is useful in the diagnosis and treatment of several pregnancy-related disorders.
Start-up to develop anti-obesity treatments using compounds licensed from Upstate
SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund investment advances promising therapy.
Helping hundreds of thousands stand starts with helping one man
Device developed at Stony Brook is the first Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) project to go to market.
TAF investment promotes development of inexpensive passive solar system
Passive solar systems currently employ metal coatings, rather than dyes. ChromaNanoTech plans to incorporate its light-filtering dyes into the plastic itself.
Drug-laden “Trojan Horse” targets cancer cells
Chris Nomura and his team have engineered E. coli bacteria to produce special polymers that serve as the vehicles for delivering cancer drugs.
Using laser light to create IDs for crime scene samples
University at Albany researcher partners with BioTools to improve crime scene investigations.
TAF investment will be used to advance a new concussion assessment tool
The new set of cognitive tests will help doctors and clinicians properly diagnose and manage concussions.
New device jump-starts hearts without electric shock
Dr. Mark Stewart re-purposed a vagus nerve stimulator to use the body's nervous system to re-start the heart in a lower-power, more stable alternative to ICDs.
UB professor re-engineers a hormonal treatment for diabetes and obesity
The new therapeutic could be taken in once-weekly doses rather than existing medications that are injected multiple times a day.
New device could cut drug development costs by more than $300M
Cytocybernetics demonstrates how TAF, START-UP NY and other technology/economic development programs help small businesses grow.
Neurologist pioneers new method of diagnosing nerve disease
Novel use of nerve conduction data and computer-based analytics provides a better understanding of nerve damage.
Game Changer: Controller brings interactivity to a new level
SUNY Buffalo State professor invents a new type of video game controller that allows users to manipulate 3-D objects.
With a single molecule, an opportunity to help millions of people
New technology that could help patients regrow blood cells after chemotherapy, radiation, or bone marrow transplants may also treat obesity.
Novel device automates time-consuming laboratory process
Prototype developed by UAlbany’s Rabi Musa saves time and prevents loss of valuable – in some cases, priceless – samples.
Healthcare device uses light to reduce infection risk
TAF investment supports proof-of-concept studies to determine the radiance and fluency of light needed to decrease the growth of pathogens.
Replicating a better heart cell for research
Technology could cut in half the time and money needed for pre-clinical trials for new medications.
Grants, investments boost SUNY Poly CNSE start-up
Glauconix, Inc, which has attracted $575,000 in grants and investments since its founding, is climbing steadily toward its commercial debut.
Programs help propel three start-ups from lab to market
New companies are advancing innovation in health care and energy efficiency.
Sub-nanoscale system prepares for debut with aid of TAF investments
Successive TAF awards provide an important boost, enabling the new technology to attract additional support.
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.
TAF brings new metrology system closer to market
The invention can form materials and devices as small as a single atom, and then measure their properties with a high degree of resolution.
Innovation targets body temperature
Laser based body heater increases weight loss and productivity.
Nanotech process makes inexpensive dyes heat-resistant
Optical dyes that are both economical and stable are about to hit the market, thanks to some researchers at Binghamton University.
A new way to monitor the spinal cord
New fiber optic probe could aid in the management of aortic aneurysms, spinal cord trauma, and spine reconstructive surgery.