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The Center for Biotechnology is an Empire State Development Division of Science, Technology & Innovation Designated Center for Advanced Technology. NYSTAR supports technology development, innovation and commercialization leading to economic growth in New York State. To achieve its vision and make New York a national leader in high-technology academic research and economic growth.

The mission of NYSTAR is to help new and existing businesses become more competitive through the use of innovative technologies. A key part of the strategy for doing this has been to strengthen the research and technology capabilities of our colleges and universities to help create the intellectual capacity which drives high tech growth. NYSTAR’s programs emphasize the importance of working with industry to leverage our technology strengths to produce new products and, therein, new and expanded jobs in the state.

NYSTAR is responsible for assuring that its programs result in increased technology partnerships throughout the state. These programs include: Centers of Excellence, Centers for Advanced Technology, Regional Technology Development Centers, and the High Performance Computing Program.





Stony Brook University has established itself as one of America’s most dynamic public universities, a center of academic excellence and an essential part of the region’s economy. Now, transformed by a historic $150 million gift from Jim and Marilyn Simons and the Simons Foundation among the top 10 gifts to public higher education in America Stony Brook is poised to accelerate its trajectory of excellence.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 100 universities in the nation, and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings places us among the top 1 percent of all the universities in the world. A member of the prestigious, invitation-only Association of American Universities, Stony Brook is one of the 62 leading research institutions in North America and the co-manager of Brookhaven National Laboratory. Nobel laureates, Guggenheim fellows and MacArthur grant winners teach on our campus, making it a magnet for outstanding students. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate and 140 graduate programs and has 24,100 students.

Stony Brook’s 1,040-acre campus on Long Island’s North Shore encompasses not only the main academic areas of the University, but also Stony Brook Medicine, which includes the five health sciences schools, Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, the Long Island State Veterans Home, and our major healthcare centers, programs and clinics. The University’s reach also extends to a Research and Development Park, four business incubators, Stony Brook Manhattan and our Southampton campus on Long Island’s East End.