Center of Excellence in Sustainable Manufacturing

The Center of Excellence in Sustainable Manufacturing (COE-SM) at the Rochester Institute of Technology is a New York State Center of Excellence supported by Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR). The Centers of Excellence program was established by New York State to foster collaboration between universities and the business sector in order to promote the development and commercialization of new products and technologies.

A primary goal of the COE-SM is to help New York State manufacturing companies improve their competitiveness through partnerships developing and deploying innovative technologies for more efficient and sustainable products and manufacturing processes. Sustainable manufacturing applies "systems thinking" to the design, distribution, production, use, and end-of-life handling of products, leading to greater energy and resource use efficiency and greener products that offer a competitive edge.

If you are interested in learning more about working with the Center of Excellence in Sustainable Manufacturing, contact Dr. Mark Krystofik at 585-475-4246 or makgis@rit.edu.

Focused on Eco-Innovation
Development of Breakthrough Product and Process Technologies
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The Center of Excellence in Sustainable Manufacturing promotes more sustainable manufacturing businesses through improved environmental and economic performance of manufactured products. Reducing material and energy consumption over the entire product life-cycle is a driver to improved environmental and economic performance. The Center provides resources to support life-cycle and sustainable design, manufacturing process controls optimization, and the application of smart systems technologies to help companies achieve these goals.

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Our Vision

To be the leading partner to industry in New York State in the area of Sustainable Manufacturing.

Our Mission

Increasing the competitiveness of New York State manufacturers, through partnerships developing innovative technologies for more efficient and sustainable products and manufacturing processes.

Working with the COE-SM

See Working With Us for more information on how to work with the Center of Excellence in Sustainable Manufacturing.