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 2022, SyracuseCoE partners have reported nearly 2,000 jobs that have been created or retained based directly on engagements with SyracuseCoE. Collaborating firms and institutions reported 75 invention disclosures and patents related to SyracuseCoE projects, $76,572,929 in research funding leveraged, more than $11 million in capital investments, and creation of 16 new start-up firms resulting from collaboration activities.


SyracuseCoE is a hub for innovation and accelerates the transfer of technologies from labs to market.

  1. The Center researches, develops and demonstrates commercializable innovations for healthy and efficient buildings, clean energy and resilient and low-carbon communities and cities.
  2. SyracuseCoE tackles the most challenging problems across multi-scales of the built and urban eco-systems, resulting in economic development.


SyracuseCoE’s vision is to be one of the most engaging and impactful centers for innovation regionally and internationally.

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