Our Impact

Unique Guests
STEM Outreach
Collegiate Interns
Visiting Faculty
Partnering Universities
New Startups

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Who We Are

Griffiss Institute aims to develop the next generation of STEM talent and defense technologies that will strengthen U.S. national security and create economic opportunity for our region, state and nation.​

We Elevate TALENT

Griffiss Institute is a nonprofit talent and technology accelerator for the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and an international network of academic, government and industry partners.


Since 2002, Griffiss Institute has served the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI), the Mohawk Valley region, and the United States, empowering diverse teams with talent and technology development programs that lead the nation in technical and economic impact.


Devoted to converging teams and technologies to solve complex national challenges, Griffiss Institute is proud to enable its international network from its home at Innovare Advancement Center in New York’s picturesque Mohawk Valley.

Featured Griffiss Institute News:

Griffiss Institute Expands Innovare Alliance with SUNY Polytechnic Institute Partnership

Who We Work With


Griffiss Institute facilitates cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs) with private industry and other federally funded laboratories and commercial test agreements (CTAs) with customers requesting assistance in product validation/verification.


We work with national colleges and universities to connect faculty and students with defense partners; evolve campus curricula and research to align with national security needs; offer visiting faculty and fellowship programs to enable research collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory; and we provide best-in-class experiential learning opportunities for college students through internships and advanced trainnig academies across the American defense industrial base, including Air Force, Army, and Navy service laboratories and related industry partners. Together, the Griffiss Institute and Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) achieved national recognition for our partnership to enable open innovation at Innovare Advancement Center in Rome, NY with the prestigious Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer National STEM Award.


Griffiss Institute’s dynamic team of professionals is dedicated to making a difference in our nation’s security and defense tech sector through research excellence, a close relationship with AFRL/RI, and our government partners.

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