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We help our partners capitalize on sustainable technologies to be profitable, gain new knowledge, fuel innovation, and contribute to a better world.

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

Why Work with Us

Innovate better and faster with the expertise and resources of RIT, a nationally-ranked research university.

Take advantage of the diverse funding sources we offer to lower project costs.

Connect to emerging technologies and research through our expanding network of partners worldwide.


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

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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.

Technical Assistance Programs

The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) works with businesses, nonprofits, and municipalities across the Empire State to develop practical tools and solutions that advance sustainability. Services include direct assistance, outreach and education, grant-funded programs, and original research projects.

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The Center of Excellence in Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing (COE-ASM) partners with Empire State manufacturers to discover and implement technology solutions that create competitive and sustainable business advantages. Services include product development, process optimization, and technology advancement.

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We've worked with 100+ clean-tech companies to improve their product designs and validate the sustainability of their innovations.

Featured Clients

  • Acro Industries
  • Air Innovations
  • Alstom
  • BeechNut
  • Council Rock
  • CPAC
  • Davies Office
  • Dresser-Rand
  • Ecovative
  • Effortless Advantage
  • Foodlink
  • Full Circle Feed
  • Gleason Works
  • Gunlocke
  • GW Lisk
  • Hannaford
  • Hansford Parts and Products
  • HP Hood
  • KEEN Home
  • Kodak
  • Liberty Pumps
  • Lidestri
  • Markin Tubing
  • Moog
  • Natural Upcycling
  • Newtex
  • Nextcorp
  • Novorocs
  • O’Brien & Gere (Ramboll)
  • OptiPro
  • Plug Power (American Fuel Cell)
  • Praxair (Linde)
  • Remanufacturing Industries Council
  • Rochester Colonial
  • Rochester Regional Health
  • Rohrbach Brewing
  • RTMA
  • Spectronics Corporation
  • Staples
  • Sydor Optics
  • Three Brothers Wineries & Estate
  • Tyll Solar
  • Vnomics
  • Wegmans
  • Xerox

Major Sponsors and Partners

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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
U.S. Economic Development Administration

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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