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Center of Excellence

Commercialization and Incubation

The Center of Excellence in Data Science (CoE) promotes commercialization and incubation by facilitating access to a range of programs and services. This involves close collaboration with a number of University and regional partners to support economic development.

The CoE facilitates partnerships and provide access to:

  • Business development opportunities
  • Commercialization expertise, including incubation and technology transfer


UR Ventures 

UR Ventures supports development of University of Rochester innovations into valuable products and services to make the world ever better.

High Tech Rochester 

High Tech Rochester provides a suite of services, including technology commercialization for very early-stage opportunities, business incubation for startups with high growth potential, and growth services for existing manufacturing companies.

Center for Business Engagement

The Center for Business Engagement provides a central contact point to facilitate University-industry relationships.


Adam Tulgan
Director, Business Engagement and Development
Rochester Center of Excellence in Data Science
Goergen Institute for Data Science
Office: (585) 275-1765

Scott Steele
Director, Rochester Center of Excellence in Data Science
Deputy Director, Goergen Institute for Data Science
Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences
Office: (585) 275-0708