Who We Are
The Center of Excellence in Advanced & Sustainable Manufacturing (COE-ASM) is a partnership between Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (“NYSTAR”) and RIT dedicated to helping NYS manufacturers develop and apply new technologies that create competitive business advantages.
We are a matrix organization with broad technical expertise across multiple industries and applications. Our full-time technical and engineering staff work exclusively on client projects and have no academic responsibilities.
For qualifying projects with New York State companies, funding is available to offset the cost of RIT’s engineering time and materials on a client project.
Our work focuses primarily on process or project design improvements or new technology applications and can usually be structured in such a way as to avoid customer IP concerns. Applied research and manufacturing problem solving is our primary focus rather than theoretically oriented research.
“We turned to the Center to assist us with this new product, and I can say we are very pleased with the results. Working with COE-ASM proved to be a good business move, and as a result we have secured a pilot order that we believe will lead to thousands of additional sales of our product.” - Council Rock
We are located in the 225,000 square-foot home of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, consisting of two buildings dedicated to manufacturing and applied research. We are equipped with flexible and adaptable high-bay areas, 15 state-of-the-art laboratories, and a variety of advanced manufacturing machinery and equipment for deployment-scale projects, new technology testing, and systems integration.
About Golisano Institute for Sustainability
The Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), located in Upstate New York, is a leading industrial sustainability research, development, and technology deployment unit at Rochester Institute of Technology. GIS consists of a diverse set of research centers, academic and sponsored programs, and industry collaboration initiatives focused on the deployment of new technologies for more efficient and sustainable products and processes.