SUNYIT Facility to Drive Nanotechnology Education, Research and Economic Development
Ground was broken on Oct. 14, 2010 for a $127.5 million, state-of-the-art facility on the SUNYIT campus that will act as a catalyst for nanotechnology education, research and economic development in the Mohawk Valley Region.
A t-shaped, three-story structure that will encompass up to 180,000 square feet, SUNYIT’s technology complex will be anchored by the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C), which will enable leading-edge research in partnership with private nanotechnology companies to drive advanced technology development and business opportunities related to system-on-a-chip (SOC) technologies.
nfrastructure, a Capital Region information technology firm, has already announced plans to locate 75 full-time and 125 part-time positions, and establish its Western New York corporate offices, at Quad-C. The company will occupy temporary space on campus until Quad-C is completed in 2012-2013.
Co-located at the site near SUNYIT will be the Center for Advanced Technology (CAT), home to engineering, computer science and other technology-related educational programs that will help build the 21st century workforce to support the innovative research at Quad-C. The CAT features a "collaboratorium," which will include a forum-style tiered lecture hall equipped with high-definition screens and projectors, as well as streaming video and recording capabilities for distance education and the capture of course material.