Center for Integrated Electric Energy Systems (CIEES) enhances the development and integration of cutting-edge technologies into electric energy systems, working with industry partners and leveraging the technical and intellectual assets of Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory. CIEES is located at Advanced Energy Research and Development Center (AERTC) on the campus of Stony Brook University.
The Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) funds 15 Centers for Advanced Technology (CATs) throughout New York State to encourage greater collaboration between private industry and universities in the development and application of new technologies. The CAT program, created in 1983, facilitates a continuing program of basic and applied research, development and technology transfer in multiple technological areas, in collaboration with and through the support of private industry. CATs play a critical role in spurring technology-based applied research and economic development in the state; promoting national and international research collaboration and innovation; and leveraging New York's research expertise and funding with investments from the federal government, foundations, businesses, venture capital firms and other entities.
NYSTAR periodically identifies technology fields of strategic importance to New York's economic competitiveness and holds competitions to award 10-year CAT designations to New York universities, university-affiliated research institutes, or consortia of such institutions. Stony Brook is one of the few designated university sites to host two CATs: CIEES and the Center for Biotechnology.