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SUNY Poly’s Albany NanoTech Complex, home to the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, is a fully-integrated research, development, prototyping, and educational facility that provides strategic support through outreach, technology acceleration, business incubation, pilot prototyping, and test-based integration support for onsite corporate partners including IBM, Intel, GlobalFoundries, SUNY Poly SEMATECH, Samsung, TSMC, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML and Lam Research, as well as other “next generation” nanotechnology research activities.

The Zero Energy Nanotechnology (ZEN) building, completed in 2015, is SUNY Poly’s most recent expansion project, a $191M, 356,000-square-foot facility that will serve as a living laboratory for clean and renewable energy technologies. 

NanoFab Xtension, completed in 2013, is a $375M, 500,000-square-foot facility with 50,000 square feet of 300mm and 450mm wafer cleanrooms and serves as the headquarters for the Global 450mm Consortium. 

NanoFab East, a 250,000-square-foot office, laboratory and classroom building and NanoFab Central, a separate 100,000-square-foot building that houses 15,000 square feet of 300mm wafer, class 1 capable cleanroom space were part of a $150 million project completed in March 2009. 

NanoFab North, completed in December 2005, is a 228,000 square foot, $175 million facility including 35,000 square feet of cleanroom space with Class 1 capable 300mm wafer production. The NFN facility also houses the world’s first extreme ultraviolet (“EUV”) Alpha Demo Tool, developed by ASML.

NanoFab South, completed in March 2004, is a 150,000 square foot, $50 million facility including 32,000 square feet of cleanroom space. The facility also includes classrooms and offices for the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

NanoFab 200 (also known as CESTM) was completed in June 1997. This 70,000 square foot, $16.5 million facility includes 4,000 square feet of cleanroom space, plus SUNY Poly metrology labs and office space for programs such as the State University of New York’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center. 

In sum, the 1.65 million square-foot NanoTech megaplex boasts more than $24B in high-tech investments and over 300 corporate partners, with more than 4,000 R&D jobs on site. 

SUNY Polytechnic Institute manages additional locations throughout New York State, including:

SUNY Poly’s Smart Cities Technology Innovation Center (SCiTI) at Kiernan Plaza in downtown Albany is being established as a hub for education, workforce training, and research for emerging smart cities technologies. This $30M initiative will leverage $4M in NYS funding through the Regional Economic Development Council to attract $26M in private sector funding. This initiative will support the creation and retention of 250 high-tech jobs.

SUNY Poly's Solar Energy Development Center (SEDC), located in Halfmoon, New York, is a prototyping and demonstration line for next-generation CIGS thin-film solar cells, supports CNSE’s leadership of the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC). PVMC is a $300M initiative that includes $70M in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and over $220M in private funding. The facility currently supports 30 jobs on site, with employment projected to triple over the next 3 years.

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s $1.5B Nano Utica initiative will create the state’s second major hub of nanotechnology research and development. The public-private partnership, spearheaded by SUNY Poly, will enable more than 1,500 new high-tech jobs. Construction is underway on the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C), a shared-use, collocation facility on the Utica campus focused on device processing and packaging, IT, and supply chain support.

SUNY Poly's Central New York (CNY) Hub for Emerging Nano Industries in Syracuse, NY, will specialize in providing advanced visual production research and education to support New York’s rapidly growing film and television industry, with a focus on the use of nanotechnology to drive innovations in computer-generated imagery and animation, as well as motion capture technology utilized by today’s production facilities. This initiative includes a minimum private investment of $150M over seven years. SUNY Poly will provide $15M to build the facility at the Collamer Crossings Business Park in Dewitt, and Onondaga County has invested $1.4M to ensure shovel-ready status for the two 52,000 square foot buildings that will be completed by October 2014 and Spring 2015, respectively, offering research and development, manufacturing, and office space for a diverse cross-section of businesses, including The Film House, a California-based film and television company, which will be the facility’s first tenant. As announced by Governor Cuomo in March 2014, the project will create at least 350 new high-tech jobs and 150 construction jobs.

The New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium, with nodes in Albany and Rochester, will invest over $500 million and create thousands of high-skilled, high-paying jobs in Upstate New York over the next five years – including at least 500 in Rochester. This public-private partnership will help develop the next generation of materials used on semiconductors at State-owned R&D facilities. Managed by SUNY Poly, the development of this next generation of semiconductors will enable power devices to get smaller, faster and more efficient.

SUNY Poly's Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center (SUNY Poly STC), located outside Rochester, NY, offers state-of-the-art capabilities for MEMS fabrication and packaging. This $200M initiative supports 130 high-tech jobs on site, with employment projected to double in the next 2 to 3 years.

SUNY Poly's Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility (SUNY Poly MDF) for crystalline silicon photovoltaics is a 57,000-square-foot facility located in Rochester, NY. SUNY Poly MDF will be established as the first-of-its-kind solar manufacturing and technology development facility focusing on crystalline silicon photovoltaics. This $100M initiative, with more than $65M in private sector funding, will support more than 100 high-tech jobs on site.

SUNY Poly also leads the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) located in Rochester, NY. AIM Photonics is an industry driven public-private partnership that focuses the nation’s premiere capabilities and expertise to capture critical global manufacturing leadership in a technology that is both essential to National security and positioned to provide a compelling return-on-investment to the U.S. economy.

The Buffalo Medical Innovation and Commercialization Hub, a partnership between SUNY Poly, AMRI and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, and located at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in Buffalo, New York, will enable a state-of-the-art, shared-user facility for research, development, and testing for drug screening, pharmaceutical development, technology optimization, business attraction, workforce training, and bioinformatics. This $250 million initiative, with $200 million to be generated by private industry investment and $50 million being invested by New York State, will support over 250 high-tech jobs on site.

The Buffalo High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub at RiverBend will attract and house top tier clean energy companies and enable advanced manufacturing at what will become a state-of-the art, multibillion-dollar high-tech campus. SolarCity, the nation's largest solar power provider, will invest $5B to establish a one million-square-foot GigaFactory, which will produce solar panels, at the Buffalo High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub at RiverBend. It will be the largest facility of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, with more than 1 gigawatt of annual solar capacity when it reaches full production. More than 3,000 jobs will be created in Western New York alone and a total of nearly 5,000 jobs in the state.

The Buffalo Information Technologies Innovation and Commercialization Hub will house anchor tenant IBM, train IT professionals, educate new IT staff through State University of New York (SUNY) partnerships, and develop next-generation IT software needed to drive state-of-the-art discoveries in the areas of molecular research, genomics, energy efficiency development, and defense. Through the hub, which leverages a $55M Buffalo Billion investment by the state, IBM will bring 500 new information technology jobs to Buffalo.