FuzeHub, a not-for-profit organization that helps small to medium-sized manufacturing companies in New York State by matching them with technical and business resources, has awarded grants to the University of Rochester and the University at Buffalo.
The University at Buffalo is getting $75,000. Edward Furlani, in the school’s departments of electrical engineering and chemical and biological engineering, has partnered with CleanSlate UV and Grantwood Technologies to develop a desktop ultra violet-based disinfection technology. This project is expected to generate at least 10 new advanced manufacturing jobs in western New York within 12 months.
The University of Rochester is getting $45,760. The school plans to buy two research instruments to measure to support a collaboration with The Institute of Optics and the Flaum Eye Institute at the University of Rochester and Clerio Vision Inc. in research to develop a new method to manufacture contact lenses. The project is expected to create about 10 jobs in the Rochester region over the next three years.
FuzeHub also awarded $75,000 for a project at Syracuse University and $74,890 for a project on Long Island.