Albert Di Rienzo to be one of five project reviewers for the first “University-Industry Collaboration Seed Funding Competition” that’s being sponsored and funded by Syracuse University’s Center for Advanced Systems & Engineering

Designed to provide funding for Syracuse University faculty engaged with New York State companies in new research collaborations, or new projects with existing New York State company collaborators, the Center for Advanced Systems & Engineering (CASE) allocated $150,000 in awards for research professors, and professors of practice, regardless of the school or college affiliation, with the maximum award being $50,000 per project. Ten finalist teams will compete for a share of the research awards, being selected from a pool of over fifty submissions.

The final team proposals will be reviewed and scored based on the project’s alignment with CASE’s technology focus areas; likelihood the proposed work will seed an ongoing, long-term collaboration; likelihood the proposed work will yield major potential benefits to the industry partner; the strength of the project’s technical approach; wise use of resources; and likelihood the project will result in valuable innovation. Awards will be announced before year’s end, and a formal reception and awards ceremony is planned for 04 February 2016 at Goldstein Alumni & Faculty Center on the Syracuse University campus.

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