Technology Accelerator Fund News

TAF Impact: Sustainable Wastewater Treatment

Wendong Tao invented a patented system that strips ammonia from wastewater and uses the recovered nitrogen to produce fertilizer.

TAF Impact: Meeting the Dengue Challenge

Adam Waickman has developed a new treatment for dengue that has been shown to neutralize all four serotypes of the virus.

TAF Impact: Revolutionizing Healthcare

Juntao Luo’s platform technology can be customized and applied for severe Covid, immunotherapy cancer treatments and other therapies.

TAF Impact: Bringing Personalized Medicine to the Next Level

A new software tool that simplifies big data has applications in studying disease biology and advancing new treatments.

UAlbany Startup Receives $1M to Develop New Technology

SupreMEtric LLC has received its second highly competitive NSF Small Business Technology Transfer grant to build a working prototype of the technology.

TAF Impact: Improving Cancer Treatment

Stony Brook University researcher Clinton Rubin holds 22 patents in the areas of wound repair, stem cell regulation, and treatment of bone disease.

TAF Impact: Accelerating the Clean Tech Revolution

Startup team that is passionate about protecting the environment aims to commercialize TAF funded technology.

TAF Impact: New Standards for a Nascent Industry

Testing technology developed at Binghamton University can help manufacturers save hundreds of millions of dollars, reduce materials waste.

TAF Impact: Targeting an Environmental Threat

A biodegradable bioplastic developed at SUNY ESF may replace traditional plastic while reducing waste around the world.

Advancing Electronics Manufacturing

University at Buffalo Professor Shenqiang Ren creates new materials that solve complex energy and environmental problems.

Gaming Improves Cyber Awareness

SUNY Canton Associate Professor Kambiz Ghazinour is revolutionizing approaches to cybersecurity through his innovative simulation software.

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.

Aerogel Advance

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.