The Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart program funded by Empire State Developmentâs Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) is designed to assist New York State small businesses develop and improve their products through university collaborations; the ultimate goal being revenue growth and job creation. JumpStart projects receive up to $5000 in matching funds for project costs that include faculty and their research staff, facilities, services, supplies, and materials. Since its inception forty-seven companies have benefited from this program. During the upcoming semester two companies will participate in the following collaborations.
JumpStart Award Winning Companies:
Ames Goldsmith Corp., South Glens Falls, NY will collaborate with Professor Emmanuel Giannelis, Materials Science and Engineering to understand and identify the optimum particle dispersant for use in making fine precipitated metal particles.
ELIA Life Technology, Inc., New York, NY will collaborate with Professor Chris Ober, Materials Science and Engineering, to identify and characterize materials that can be printed using standard ink-jet print heads, thereby creating a printed surface on paper that can be recognized tactilely.
Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) supports collaborative industry/academic partnerships to foster integrated approaches for developing and commercializing innovative technologies. NYSTAR serves as a resource for small and start-up technology companies.
About the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR)
The Cornell Center for Materials Research is a National Science Foundation and New York State funded interdisciplinary research center at Cornell University whose mission is to advance, explore and exploit the forefront of the science and engineering of advanced materials. This objective is pursued through fundamental experimental and theoretical studies. Three other complementary functions complete its mission: educational outreach to teachers and students; industrial outreach and knowledge transfer; and the operation of shared instrumentation in support of materials research both on and off campus.
For further details about this and other exciting programs, including how to apply for Spring 2013 projects, please visit https://d-ccmr.hosting.cornell.edu/industry