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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.

1,100

Unique companies supported by GIS through projects since 2003

$14M

External sponsored research funding annually

25

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

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

How We’re Different

  1. We’ve reset what it means to work with a university—we work exclusively on translating innovative sustainability research into practical outcomes for our clients.
  2. Our interdisciplinary approach gives us a broad perspective on every project, allowing us to reveal new insights and connect the dots you might not see on your own.
  3. We are 100% externally funded, and we consistently win research funding bids from a variety of government supporters.
  4. We are a bridge to a global network of innovation and technology development organizations driving tomorrow’s industrial sustainability.
  5. We offer one of the leading facilities in the world—more than 75,000 square feet solely dedicated to industrial sustainability with nine labs, six testbeds, and 100+ specialized equipment.

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.

Featured Success Stories

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
  • TORVEC
  • Tyll Solar
  • Vnomics
  • Wegmans
  • Xerox

Major Sponsors and Partners

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