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There are tremendous opportunities for our industrial sectors to deliver economic and social value without compromising the natural systems and resources we depend on. We help our partners capitalize on sustainable technologies to be profitable, gain new knowledge, fuel innovation, and contribute to a better world.


Unique companies supported by GIS through projects since 2003


External sponsored research funding annually


Years of applied research experience for a broad variety of business and government sponsors

39 sustainable technologies were validated, demonstrated, or developed with GIS assistance last year.

Why Work with Us

  1. Our customers benefit from professional, business-like access to RIT’s expertise and resources as a nationally-ranked research university.
  2. Our diverse funding sources can reduce project costs for companies.
  3. The technical teams that lead and manage our projects have significant industry experience and do not have competing academic responsibilities.
  4. Our participation in national and global networks gives clients exposure to emerging technologies and research.

We engaged more than 800 companies, community organizations, and government agencies in the last year through projects, seminars, and training.

What We Offer

Applied research
With more than 25 years of expertise in advanced technology innovation, we’re paving the road to a fully sustainable industrial system.

Technical problem solving
Leveraging our diverse expertise and state-of-the-art facilities, we help companies large and small tackle complex technical challenges to realize sustainable business success.

Product or production process innovation
We help manufacturers of all sizes to become more productive and efficient, enabling them to make smarter, more informed business and design decisions.

New technology development
Our team provides startups and established companies alike with the support they need to validate, develop, and implement new sustainable technologies.

Environmental footprint reduction
We deliver clear, actionable insights to inform practical sustainability programs through certified life cycle assessments (LCA) and technical site evaluations.

Workshops and training
We introduce new tools, processes, and sustainability recommendations to our clients’ staff or stakeholders through custom-designed workshops and trainings.

Work With A Student

While most of our work is performed by professional research staff, there are also opportunities to work with our graduate students in a variety of ways that can provide great value to both.

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Featured Clients

  • Acro Industries
  • Alstom
  • American Fuel Cell
  • Council Rock
  • CPAC
  • Davies Office
  • Dresser-Rand
  • Ecovative
  • Effortless Advantage
  • Foodlink
  • Full Circle Feed
  • Gunlocke
  • GW Lisk
  • Hannaford
  • High Tech Rochester
  • KEEN Home
  • Kodak
  • Liberty Pumps
  • Lidestri
  • Markin Tubing
  • MERA
  • Natural Upcycling
  • Novorocs
  • O’Brien & Gere
  • Plug Power
  • Praxair
  • Remanufacturing Industries Council
  • Rochester Colonial
  • Rohrbach Brewing
  • RTMA
  • Sydor Optics
  • Staples
  • Three Brothers Wineries & Estate
  • Tyll Solar
  • Vnomics
  • Wegmans
  • Xerox

Major Sponsors and Partners

Remanufacturing Industries Council logo
Remade Institute logo
Staples logo
United Nations Environment Programme logo
New York State of Opportunity - Empire State Development logo
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation logo

Contact us to get started on a solution for your project today.

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