The Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR) program was established in 1994 by the State University of New York’s engineering schools to help small and mid-sized businesses apply technology solutions to improve competitive position and to retain and create jobs in New York State. SPIR at Binghamton University is currently soliciting proposals for the 2013-14 academic year. Proposals based on past SPIR funded projects seeking continuation may also be submitted. Single semester proposals for Fall '13 (Sept-Dec) or Spring '14 (Feb-May) or proposals that cover both semesters will be considered for Round I. Spring only proposals will also be accepted in Round II.
By leveraging the resources and the talents of the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University, SPIR can assist you in streamlining your operations, adding high technology content to your products, breaking into new markets, or devising methods to adapt to new industrial regulations.
SPIR can help your business be more competitive, expand markets and create new technology intensive jobs. Our industry partners span a multitude of domains including communications, clean or renewable energy technology, computer hardware, defense technology, life sciences, electronics, sensors, displays, semiconductor and software. We have provided technical support helping them solve their most pressing problems including:
Industry transformation into high-technology domain
Research and Development (R&D) of new, high-technology products, processes, or systems
Round I proposals must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, April 12, 2013 and Round II proposals must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, November 1, 2013. Decisions on funding will be emailed to company contact by May 10th for Round I and November 22nd for Round II.
Please contact the SPIR office if you have any questions. We can also help you contact and enlist the support of interested Watson faculty members in your proposal preparation work.
Project applications should be submitted via our online Project Application Form. Information to be provided includes:
Each semester project is funded on a cost share basis as follows:
All proposals will be reviewed by the SPIR Director and SPIR Advisory Board at Binghamton University and will be evaluated based on scientific and technical merit of the proposals and on their alignment with the SPIR mission and objectives.
All awardees of SPIR funds shall be required to execute a contract with SPIR and Binghamton University. A copy of the contract and SPIR guidelines are available on our Sample Contract and Policies page.
Last Updated: 2/21/13