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Name of Collaboratory :


IT Collaboratory: NYSTAR designated STAR Center


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Collaboratory Status :

In Development   Start Date : 2001 End Date : Info Last Updated : Fri, Dec 5 2003 4:01am PST

Primary Collaboratory Function :

  Distributed Research Center  

Secondary Collaboratory Functions :

  Virtual Community of Practice  

Domain(s) :

  Microsystems, Photonics, Remote Sensing Systems, Nanomaterials, Biotechnology  

Brief Description of the Collaboratory :


The IT Collaboratory is a Rochester Institute of Technology led research collaboration with the University at Buffaloís Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics and the NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University in nanomaterial science, microsystems, photonics, remote sensing systems, and other information technologies. The IT Collaboratory was established by the New York State Office of Science, Technology, and Academic Research (NYSTAR) as a Strategically Targeted Academic Research Center (STAR).

The mission of the IT Collaboratory is to create key technologies, knowledge, and capabilities to design and integrate next generation information technology systems. The collaborative research is concentrated on technologies and applications in two key interacting focusses: a) photonics, microsystems and nanomaterial sciences; and b) remote sensing systems.

NYSTARís objective is to support research and technology development that will ultimately result in commercializing new technologies, creating new business, stimulating new products and requirements, and generating new, while retaining existing, jobs. Coupled with NYSTARís objective, the IT Collaboratory STAR Center is providing a source for ideas, relevant technologies, talented experts, and a skilled, educated workforce to play a major role in the economic future of New York State.


Access to Instruments :

  Various facilities are being built at each partner site that will be shared collaboratively with the other partners on collaboratory projects.  

Access to Information Resources :


Access to People as Resources :

  This partnership brings experts together from multiple universities and industry to work together on projects that they otherwise wouldn't have collaborated on without the collaboratory; virtual lecture series video conference between the participating universities.  

Funding Agency or Sponsor :

New York State Office of Science, Technology, and Academic Research (NYSTAR)

Notes on Funding Agencies/Sponsors:

Organizations with Funded Participants:
Organization name:
Approx # of participants:
Description of organization's role(s):
State University of New York (SUNY)
   University at Buffalo
      Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics
NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Notes on Participants/Organizations:
These three are the primary organizations. Others include:

* New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
* Infotonics Technology Center, Inc.
* Xerox Corporation
* Eastman Kodak Company
* Integrated NanoTechnologies, Inc.
* Pixel Physics, Inc.
* U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
* U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
* National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
* National Science Foundation (NSF)
* U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
* Georgia Institute of Technology
* University of Rochester
* U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
* International Sematech
* Semiconductor Research Corp (SRC)
* Motorola
* Intel
* Virginia Commonwealth University
* U.S.A.F. Office of Science and Research (AFOSR)
* U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARM)
* Intersil
* U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
* US Office of Naval Research (ONR)
* General Motors, Alternative Propulsion Center
* Harris
* U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
* The Boeing Company
* Spectra Physics
* U.S.National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA)


Communications Technology Used :

shared data repository,
f2f meetings,
video conference

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