Centers of Excellence

Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) funds 11 Centers of Excellence to foster collaboration between the academic research community and the business sector to develop and commercialize new products and technologies, to promote critical private sector investment in emerging high-technology fields in New York State, and to create and expand technology-related businesses and employment. This program was created to enhance and accelerate the centers’ operations, facilitating joint university-industry research and development, product commercialization and workforce training.


Stony Brook University is home to two  NYSTAR-designated Centers of Excellence in wireless and information technology and advanced energy research.


Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) at Stony Brook University

CEWIT is a next-generation research and educational facility with a mission to conduct interdisciplinary research in emerging and critical technologies, address the skilled technology worker shortage and to foster new enterprise development in areas from


Advanced Energy Center (AEC) at Stony Brook University

This partnership of academic institutions, research institutions, energy providers and industrial corporations works toward innovative energy research, education and technology deployment— focusing on efficiency and new energy sources.

A New York State Center for Advanced Technology at Stony Brook University.

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