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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.


NextCorps (formerly known as 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.


Mujdat Cetin
Director, New York State Center of Excellence in Data Science
Robin and Tim Wentworth Director, Goergen Institute for Data Science
Office: (585) 276-5061

Walter A.L. Johnson
Executive Director, New York State Center of Excellence in Data Science
Executive Director, Rochester Data Science Consortium
Office: (585) 276-3151