INNOVATIVE NEW MATERIALS AND PROCESSING METHODS
From mature companies to innovative startups, the Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI) helps manufacturing companies accelerate R&D, invent new materials, develop innovative new products and find the talent to diversify their capabilities and compete globally. As manufacturing companies grow and adopt new technologies, leveraging experts in computational materials engineering drives critical R&D activities. Each year, the Center funds multiple strategic applied research and development initiatives with advanced manufacturing companies in New York State.
We help our clients capitalize on transformative opportunities. From our technologies available for license, connecting with materials science experts and talent resources, high performance computing solutions, facilities or equipment and funding, we help companies navigate this fast-changing world by providing the support needed to be more effective today and create long-term value for tomorrow. Through collaboration with industry, we have been able to:
Our clients develop agility, increase speed to market, gain greater efficiencies and overcome the talent gap.
Separating success from failure is an organization’s ability to create game-changing insights, and then be flexible enough to adopt a new business model, disrupt a market or advance products and service offerings. We help companies drive growth, especially in the areas of materials research, informatics and analytics, creating new technologies and advancing sustainable R&D solutions.
Manufacturers can benefit from outside capital to grow and bring industry-changing ideas to the next level. We have funds and infrastructure linking academic research with companies who have an interest in cost-sharing projects to fuel product development and process improvements in areas such as clean energy and energy harvesting, robotics, electronics, sensor technology, thermal transfer materials, wireless communication, medical device, biomedical, life cycle analysis, additive manufacturing, modeling or materials integration and development.
Connect with materials experts and computational experts and students, specializing in quantum, atomistic and molecular modeling, data analytics and AI / machine learning, software development, life sciences, clean energy, digital and additive manufacturing and materials design and innovation. As manufacturers continue to pursue growth, both in technology and talent, organizations must adopt new technology strategies. Whether creating new discoveries or preparing a new or improved product or service for market launch, let our experts help you.
Materials innovations and discoveries at UB often turn into useful products and services that create efficiencies, save energy or lives and impact society. Our Technology Transfer team works with companies to quickly transfer technology to the private sector with agreeable terms and provides opportunities for further development and commercial applications.
Sometimes manufacturers need to test, prototype or pilot before full scale production. Let us do the legwork! UB can help our clients access well-equipped facilities to help finalize development of your products or processes. Access cost effective suite of advanced scientific and engineering equipment and instrumentation, or engage with our high performance and cloud computing infrastructure to explore and advance applications of “big data” in materials science.
Build your business and connect with a diverse network of entrepreneurs in our two business incubators—the Incubator @ CBLS downtown and the Incubator @ Baird near North Campus.
Grow your business with the help of experts, cutting-edge facilities and equipment, advanced genomic and proteomic capabilities and funding through our Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.
Materials Informatics is the intelligent use of data-driven processes to improve materials discovery, uses, processing and life cycles.
Our job is translation – fitting between invention and scaleup and accelerated growth, the Center is an essential link between materials invention, new technology and potential commercial interests in licensing these science-based innovations.
Thank you for supporting life-changing innovations and the next generation of startups.
Our industry advisory board is comprised of accomplished experts and scientists representing a broad range of academic and industry experiences. They volunteer their time to offer innovative advice and dynamic perspectives on programs that accelerate business growth, economic and workforce development and research initiatives.