About Us

The Griffiss Institute (GI) was established in 2002, by the State of New York, as an independent 501(c)(3) entity governed by a Board of Directors. The primary role of the GI is to advocate and facilitate the co-operation of private industry, academia, and the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI), in developing solutions to critical cyber security problems. Another prime role is to build upon technologies under development at the AFRL/RI to further strengthen our nation’s security.

By partnering AFRL with private industry and academia, the GI is able to facilitate and grow the technology base of the Upstate New York region. The GI is focused on providing an environment conducive to the growth of technology and ideas, by creating a collaborative research environment accessible to AFRL, business, and academia. The goal is to foster research leading to new solutions in information sciences and spinning out new business opportunities, locally and nationally.


Mission & Vision

Our Mission

The Griffiss Institute mission is to provide a responsive and flexible business environment to enable the collaboration of private industry, academia and the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate. This business environment enhances the facilitation of research that leads to new solutions in information sciences; spinning out new business opportunities, locally and nationally, and providing a dynamic environment to enabling the advancement of the future scientific and engineering workforce.

Our Vision

Create a National and International Center of Excellence for collaborative research and the development of the future work force in Information Sciences

  • Afford opportunities in education and training
  • Create an Innovation Center to foster new business in the Mohawk Valley