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CATN2 and New York State offer programs that provide strategic support for economic outreach, technology acceleration, business incubation, pilot prototyping, and test-bed integration necessary for your success.




CATN2 Matching Investment Program

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  • The purpose of the CATN2 Matching Investment Program (MIP) is to support collaborations between New York State businesses and University at Albany faculty that expand applied research capabilities, technology development resources, or operational deployment test beds.  The CATN2 MIP has been designed in alignment with the CATN2’s mission to support systematic progression in technology transitions, workforce development, and business growth for our partners seeking to collaborate and grow in the State.

  • MIP project proposal must clearly describe how the MIP funds will be used and explain how the investment under the MIP will expand or enhance on-site infrastructure and capabilities that will: 

- Identify a distinct technology focus area, commercialization phase (RD&D), market application, and resulting capability by

- Create a sustainable operating model, such as

- Expand upon prior investments in core facility capabilities

- Potential opportunity to launch a focused campaign to address an unmet need or challenge confronted by industry with potential for broad industry participation.

  • MIP projects require a minimum 2:1 private-to- public match.  Private funds can include investments from industry, government, or a not-for-profit entity, and public funds may include CATN2 MIP funding and other NYS funding commitments (e.g. NYSTAR Tech Transfer grant, NYSERDA grants, etc.).

  • A letter(s) of intent to collaborate and commit matching investment by the private entity partner(s) consisting of:

- Cash investment;

- Equipment and infrastructure;

- Operational support; or

- Cash-equivalent (intellectual property, co-location, shared access), among others.

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New Research Capabilities Established by the CATN2 MIP

Mpro inhibitors

The Boivin lab obtained inhibitors for Mpro that could be used for thioredoxin-1. We have plasmids to express and purify the main protease of SARS CoV-2, Mpro for further studies. We also obtained from plasmids to perform bioID, a method that allows to biotinylate and to detect a network of protein that interacts with your protein of interest. We also performed some proximity ligation assays to detect proteins that interact with Mpro in cells.   

Gel Permeation Chromatography Upgrade

This capaiblity allows for the measurement of  molecular weight of organic polymers and organometallic clusters. The HPLC is completely re-built.  One of the important additions to the instrument were a autosampler, so samples could be run overnight.  

Kaijo Mega Puck Ultrasonic

The Mega Puck sends up to 100 watts of 950kHz acoustic energy through a 40mm diameter piezoelectric crystal. The crystal is bonded to a PFA coated 316L stainless steel plate. The ultrasonic system can be used to process wafers (for removing resist, helping with lift-off patterning, and cleaning) and is flexible for multiple types of containers and wafer sizes. 

Electrical probe station

Electrical probe station that can be use for probing very small sized electrodes, which cannot be achieved with existing probe station technologies. The resulting equipment setup is a flexible probe station + microscope that will enable real-time viewing and probing of very small electrical structures (micrometer and smaller). 

Pulsed power stressing

Utilization of pulsed power stressing for electromigration assessments and use of COMSOL for modeling the response to pulsed power. Also, discovered capability to obtain high frequency (MHz). Another capability is to measure creep deflection on a cantilever beam through interferometry. 

Senescence targeting sxRNA prototype therapeutics (SensxRNA)

Senescence targeting sxRNA prototype therapeutics (SensxRNA) developed. Unique murie model system for testing senescence therapeutics established.

Novel PCM UHV technology 

Unique ultra-high vacuum (UHV) deposition from molecular beams for group III(Al, Ga, In) -Sb phase change memory (PCM). The technology is capable for multilayer stacks fabrication with in-situ contact metal deposition with atomic-scale precision. 

MBE of III-V heterostructures

Molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) after renovation and upgrade is capable of growth  group III(Ga,In,Al)-V(As,Sb) epitaxial heterostructures for variety of electronic and photonic applications. 

sxRNA “LiTE Technology”prototype tracking system for use in human ex vivo 3D organ models and future scaled process biomanufacturing

Prototype capabilities for Lineage Tracer Enabling "LiTE” technology developed and tested on a proprietary human stem cell derived cardiac gastruloid model developed in the Paluh lab. LiTE technology is designed to monitor and control rapid changes in multi-lineage tissue differentiation and morphogenesis of the heart. It will benefit uniformity and scaling for mass production. 


Northeast Advanced Technology Education Center (NEATEC)


The Northeast Advanced Technological Education Center (NEATEC) is an ATE Regional Center funded by the National Science Foundation NEATEC fulfills the needs of the nanotechnology and semiconductor manufacturing industries in New York State and Western New England by supporting the education and training of technicians. Led by the University at Albany, the Center represents a collaborative partnership that includes manufacturers, community colleges, regional high schools, Fort Drum military installation, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and refugee centers.


NEATEC is a Regional Center for Semiconductor and Nanotechnology Education funded by the National Science Foundation to serve as a critical, sustainable resource to create and maintain a skilled technical workforce for the semiconductor and nanotechnology industries in New York State and Western New England.

Through an extensive network of community college, university, and industry partners, NEATEC will identify the essential technician competencies and skills required by such a workforce. NEATEC will develop curricular components and delivery methods to impart those skills to students. NEATEC will also create and disseminate educational materials to support curricula implementation at its community college and high school partners and provide professional development activities for K-12 schools and community college faculty. Lastly, through partner internships, co-ops, shadowing opportunities and outreach activities, NEATEC will educate current and future students regarding technological career pathways and expand the pipeline of K-12 students interested in semiconductor and nanotechnology career options.

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AMP Center High-Tech Data Analytics Workforce Training Hub

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The AMP Center is a collaboration between University at Albany and SEMI offering open-access to a standard semiconductor manufacturing environment to address all aspects of the facilities ecosystem from tooling hardware, components and sub-systems to information technology, and facility operations.



Our mission is to drive systematic progression in advanced manufacturing solutions by addressing the challenges confronting the semiconductor industry supply chain partners with a focus on:

  • Root Cause Analysis with "lab-to-fab” testing of industry-supplier components and sub-systems using Equipment-level Test-beds;

  • Data Utilization with “digital twin” analysis of industry-compliant facility management systems using Facility-level Test-beds;

  • Output Control with “career pathways” training on industry-relevant hands-on experiential learning using Process-level Test-beds.


CNSE Outreach


CNSE provides special events, programs, lectures, and tours sharing the story of innovation-based growth and educational opportunities available to CNSE students. In addition, CNSE offers its students and others who attend colleges and universities across New York State and beyond, as well as adult learners unique programs sparking a lifetime desire for learning, opening the doors for advancement.

CNSE deploys numerous educational, community, arts/cultural, and public outreach programs, serving more than 141,000 individuals, including 29,000 students. Programs with a big impact across New York State are showcased for their power to educate and instill a sense of endless possibilities.


NY Loves Nanotech

NYSTAR Programs

NYSTAR programs


FUZEHUB Manufacturing Extension


NYS Grant Opportunities

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Start-up New York

Start-up New York

START-UP NY helps new and expanding businesses through tax-based incentives and innovative academic partnerships. START-UP NY offers new and expanding businesses the opportunity to operate tax-free for 10 years on or near eligible university or college campuses in New York State. Partnering with these schools gives businesses direct access to advanced research laboratories, development resources and experts in key industries. 

Program Overview

Start-Up NY Tax-Free Benefits

Start-Up NY Application Instructions

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