About Us

The Griffiss Institute is a STEM Talent + Technology Accelerator.

We Elevate Talent. We EMPOWER Innovation. We Enable Experience.

The Griffiss Institute is a nonprofit talent and technology accelerator for the United States Department of Defense and an international network of academic, government and industry partners. Since 2002, the Griffiss Institute has served the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate, 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.

From STEM to Startup- You belong here.


Our Mission

The 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

We empower INNOVATION

We enable EXPERIENCE