February 13, 2015
By Stephanie West
Albany, NY – SUNY Polytechnic Institute has recently been recognized by the National Science Foundation as the top university in the country for business-funded research and development. In achieving this distinction, SUNY Poly surpassed other leading schools like MIT, Duke and Stanford.
“New York is leading the way in creating opportunities for the academic and business communities to thrive, which is translating to major investments from the private sector in some of the brightest minds and most innovative research projects in the State,” Governor Cuomo said. “This report is proof that New York’s high-tech economy, which is epitomized by the groundbreaking research partnerships established by SUNY Polytechnic and CNSE, continues to draw interest from investors and business leaders around the globe. That fact, coupled with an incredibly skilled workforce, our world-class colleges and universities and the unmatched advantages of START-UP NY, means that New York State is open for business.”
The Foundation’s report places SUNY Poly and its Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering atop nearly 900 American colleges and universities in 2013, with $201.6 million in research and development expenditures derived from more than 300 corporate and business partners.