The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) provides technical resources, funding, applied research and development, and serves as an information hub for New York State businesses and residents seeking assistance in reducing waste, emissions and toxic chemical use. Headquartered at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), NYSP2I is a partnership between the State of New York and RIT, Clarkson University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University at Buffalo, and eleven centers of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).
NYSP2I offers five key areas of business assistance:
- Technical consultation, product evaluation/validations, and related studies designed to accelerate new products through the commercialization process
- Technical consultation, feasibility studies, and solution effectiveness studies designed to optimize manufacturing processes and resource utilization
- Supply chain sustainability assessments and certification assistance
- Applied research & development project assistance
- Sector-based pollution prevention best practice dissemination
NYSP2I offers three key areas of community, education, and resident assistance:
- Annual grant funding competition for community-focused pollution prevention projects
- Pollution prevention workshops, teacher and train the trainer modules across a variety of P2 topics
- Annual Student R&D competition for pollution prevention projects
NYSP2I’s leadership derives from broad working experience and knowledge across a variety industries, the in-house technical expertise of staff and engineers, access to state-of-the-art applied R&D facilities throughout 4 major technical universities. It has a proven ability to deliver low cost, implementable solutions to conserve water, energy, and natural resources as well as reducing or eliminating waste and hazardous chemical use.