Center for Engineered Polymeric Materials
The basic functions of universities are the creation of knowledge through pure research and the transmission of knowledge through education. Such efforts do not immediately give rise to industrial applications or to the energizing of the economy. Universities naturally engage in basic research outside the scope of companies and in the development of technical personnel and researchers. Polymer program of CUNY at CSI has been consistently working to strengthen the partnering of industry and academia, such as through actively developing applications for created knowledge or by reflecting the current state of industry in education. These efforts have helped strengthen the international competitiveness of CUNY and economic development of New York State.
To maintain a state of creativity in science and technology and to achieve sustainable economic growth it is essential to prepare an environment for ongoing world-class innovation through broad-based partnerships between industry, academia, and government. This is our belief that to increase the skills and abilities of people and their communities, partnerships should be established between universities and industry, with universities providing the platform for the creation of knowledge and the development of human resources and with industry providing the platform for commercialization. There is an urgent need for strategic efforts and for increased state support to enhance the overall abilities of CUNY-CSI polymer program to transform knowledge into the revitalization of industry.
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