Our Mission

The CUNY Center for Advanced Technology promotes industry-university collaborative research and development and spurs industrial economic impact through applied research, technology transfer in commercial arenas and encouragement of faculty entrepreneurship. The CUNY CAT is sponsored by the New York State Department of Economic Development, Division of Science, Technology, and Innovation (NYSTAR) and The City University of New York.

The CUNY CAT supports important applied research, particularly in studies involving applications of photonics and other light-enabled technologies, by providing access to CUNY staff and facilities, training scientists and engineers and nurturing small, start-up companies. The CUNY CAT and its industrial partners generate large economic impact in commercial areas, including biomedicine and biotechnology, energy generation and storage, environmental monitoring and conservation, homeland defense and security, information technology and communications, innovative materials including metamaterials and nanotechnology, lasers and electro-optical devices, medical diagnostics and devices, and pharmaceuticals and therapies.