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The Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) is a cost-sharing funding program supported by New York Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology, and Innovation (NYSTAR/ESD). NYSTAR supports 15 CATs statewide, each with a different technology focus aligned with the expertise and resources within the University in which they are located.



Our mission is to increase New York State academic-industry collaboration to develop high impact technology. By facilitating access to necessary research instrumentation and academic expertise, the Sensor CAT plays a critical role in spurring technology-based applied research. In addition, it focuses on offering CUNY students industry-focused training courses and engagement, developing vital skills and providing a pathway to future job opportunities.


CAT Matching Fund Awards are awarded to CUNY Researchers and NY Industry partnerships that demonstrate a clear plan to develop applied research technology with the potential to impact economic growth in New York State.

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