Industrial Partnerships Program

StartUp Facilities: up to $500 of funding to companies new to the CCMR for their first usage of the CCMR Shared Facilities.

The key focus of the Industrial Partnerships Program is to promote beneficial collaborations between industry representatives and the extensive materials expertise developed by over 110 CCMR faculty members from 12 different departments. Relationships are cultivated through a variety of activities, including: joint research projects; problem-solving, semester-long projects with matching funds from NYSTAR; symposia, and workshops. Some of these programs are specifically designed to support NY State startups and small businesses.

CONTACT OUR OFFICE with questions about the program and for help identifying suitable faculty for collaboration, consultation, and contract research.

To help you identify the most appropriate academic partner, faculty members have been grouped under seven RESEARCH THEMES.

 SUCCESS STORIES illustrate how we help businesses.


Facilitate R&D

Industrial Collaboration Program (ICP)
The ICP program provides industry with a fast, flexible and cost-effective way to start bench-to-bench collaborations with Cornell faculty members

Support NY State
Small Businesses

JumpStart Program
The JumpStart program is designed to help small NYS businesses solve concrete problems related to materials through collaborations with Cornell experts.

For Startups and

The CCMR provides assistance tailored to the needs of entrepreneurs and startups via targeted workshops.

Introduction to
CCMR Facilities

Facilities 101 Workshop
An in-depth introduction to the CCMR Shared Facilities.

StartUp Facilities
Up to $500 of funding to companies NEW to the CCMR for their FIRST usage of the Facilities.

"This project and the resulting device allows us to move forward to not only base line our exiting material, but test new materials in search of improvements to comfort and performance. This will allow us to make substantial improvements to our existing cuff material, which will result in increased differentiation with legacy products and ultimately increased sales."
Greg Post, SensGard LLC., Fairport, NY

"We have found our participation in the CCMR program and its leveraging of resources, knowledge and time of commitment to be of considerable value and I would not hesitate to recommend its support in benefit and service to the larger economic community."
Harrick Plasma, Ithaca NY

"As part of the CCMR JumpStart program we were able to work with fiber scientists in the Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design to improve the performance of a new product we are developing for the aviation maintenance industry. This was a fantastic experience made possible by the CCMR, not only we were able to work collaboratively to meet the goals of our project but we laid the groundwork for future collaborations which have already begun through a successful grant application to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) with our Cornell partners."
Gail Hickman, Innovative Dynamics Inc., Ithaca NY

"Haledyne, as an early stage start-up company, would not normally have access to the type of talent and resources supplied by this program Haledyne will undoubtedly reapply for future awards with the same program."
Bill Stuart
COO, Haledyne

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Our Mission:
The mission of the CCMR’s Industrial Partnerships Program is to facilitate active collaboration between the CCMR and industry, to foster technology transfer, strengthen the links between university-based research and its applications, and promote economic development.