Programs for Entrepreneurs

Urbantech NYC

Urbantech NYC supports companies that build smart and sustainable cities. 

Overview

NYCEDC is launching a new model of support for fast-growing smart cities and cleantech companies. Urbantech NYC offers space, equipment, and a variety of shared resources to entrepreneurs addressing some of New York City’s most pressing urban challenges in sectors such as energy, waste, transportation, food, water, and the built environment. Urbantech NYC could support up to 3,200 jobs over the next 10 years, further establishing New York City as a global leader in sustainable urban innovation. Learn more at www.urbantechnyc.com.

Resources

The current program will provide:

  • Over 100,000 square feet of affordable and flexible co-working and private office space for companies across all stages of the growth cycle
  • Co-located prototyping and testing equipment for rapid on-site product development
  • Tenant support services, such as business skills workshops, mentorship programs, and organized “demo days”
  • Targeted, sector-specific events that will strengthen the cleantech and smart city communities in NYC 
  • Workforce development programs that will train the local workforce and create a talent pipeline for member companies
  • Access to a top-tier network of academic institutions, investors, corporate partners, and city agencies
  • The State Regional Economic Development Council has recently awarded NYCEDC with a grant to build a Smart Cities Innovation Center, which will help companies commercialize innovative solutions to urban challenges alongside public, private, and academic leaders

Locations

Hub @ Grand Central Tech 

  • Focus: Growth-stage software companies

  • Location: 335 Madison Ave (Midtown Manhattan)

  • Size: 50,000 square feet

  • Features: A multi-purpose innovation center

  • Partners: Microsoft, Milstein Properties, Cornell Tech

  • Timeline: Opening Summer of 2016

Hub @ New Lab 

  • Focus: Growth-stage hardware companies

  • Location: Building 128 (Brooklyn Navy Yard)

  • Size: 84,000 square feet

  • Features: Prototyping and testing lab for rapid product iteration

  • Partners: ARUP, Autodesk, Carnegie Mellon, and CUNY City Tech

  • Timeline: Opening Summer of 2016

Urban Future Lab

  • Focus: Early-stage cleantech and smart cities companies

  • Location: 15 Metrotech (Downtown Brooklyn)

  • Size: 10,000 square feet

  • Features: ACRE Incubator and PowerBridge Proof-of-Concept Center

  • Partners: NYU Tandon School of Engineering, NYSERDA

  • Timeline: Opened in 2014

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Contact Info

urbantech@edc.nyc