Our main mission, at the New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications, is to provide resources for the development of new technologies and services - by facilitating R&D partnerships between New York State companies and university researchers. We measure success in the form of job creation, creation of intellectual property, workforce training and education, and improved competitiveness for New York State businesses.

Why work with us?

Enhance your R&D Efforts and stretch your R&D Budget.
Take advantage of an already developed university researcher expertise. Find and secure the technology needed to unlock your next product offering, or secure your market space. Your R&D dollar will go much farther in a joint project with CATT participation than if you go at it alone. Your application for federal/state R&D dollars will gain weight and credibility with our expert review, contingency financial commitment, and support letter.

Access to the entire NYU Tandon School of Engineering and NYU faculty.
We will be your portal to the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and New York University. Once we understand your needs, we will recommend applicable faculty members with whom to discuss them further, and outline next step efforts to take your idea to market. By partnering with us you get access to not only our great team of subject matter experts, but you also get access to an incredible base of labs and resources.

Leverage our network.
The center’s contacts roster is continually being expanded and updated by our ongoing outreach program. Let us put our industry knowledge and contacts to work for you and help you find the new connection or corporate partner you need.

Let us train your new employees. 
Students and other researchers, including those recruited by the CATT specifically for projects with your company, will become a natural source of trained employees. Over the years we have successfully placed many of our highly skilled and well trained graduate students for full-time positions at our partner companies.

Who works with us?

We are ready to aid all companies to find a technology match or a subject matter expert, at CATT, suited to their particular needs. Companies with a New York State presence are eligible for our financial assistance, based on our matching guidelines. Over the last 30 years, the center has worked with over 75 unique companies, ranging from start-ups and small business to large multinational corporations, see our Project Partners page for a complete list. The center has authorized matching budgets commensurate with large projects in the past, and particularly welcomes small and startup companies.