Who We Are

New York State’s Center of Excellence for Environmental and Energy Systems

Led by Syracuse University, SyracuseCoE is a key asset in Central New York’s innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem. The center is a hub for innovative research and product development to improve indoor environmental quality, energy efficiency in buildings, clean and renewable energy and water resources. One of 13 NYSTAR funded Centers of Excellence, SyracuseCoE strategically brings industry partners together with researchers and students in a thriving culture of collaboration and innovation, ultimately creating new businesses and jobs, strengthening regional and state economies.

SyracuseCoE supports growth and innovation through companies and researchers. Since 2002, more than 200 firms and institutions have been engaged in SyracuseCoE collaborative projects, in addition to more than 75 faculty in Central New York. Through June 2019, SyracuseCoE partners have reported more than 1,500 jobs that have been created or retained based directly on engagements with SyracuseCoE. Collaborating firms and institutions reported 57 patents related to SyracuseCoE projects, $53,880,448 in research funding leveraged, more than $8.7 million in capital investments, and creation of 13 new start-up firms.



Create jobs and wealth in New York State through collaborations in research, development, and education.


Create innovations in environmental and energy technologies that promote sustainable well-being in built and urban environments. 


Earn international recognition for development of knowledge and products in environmental and energy systems for built and urban environments.


Major funding provided by:

CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity
Empire State Development
Environmental Protection Agency
National Grid
New York Power Authority
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Syracuse University