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History-making solar airplane lands in NYC

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 David Gilford, Assistant Director, Center for Economic Transformation

Photo: David Gilford, Assistant Director, Center for Economic Transformation   

By Luke Clause, Project Manager, Center for Economic Transformation

History was made in NYC on July 6, 2013, when Solar Impulse landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport, becoming the first aircraft to fly across the United States using only solar power. Designed to inspire innovation and show the capabilities of clean technologies, the Solar Impulse can fly continuously day and...

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Green, Tech

NYC Tech Talent Draft Springs to a Finish

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NYC Tech Talent Draft panel at Penn. Photo by Alex Tutiven/NYCEDC

By Virginia Maloney, Project Manager, and Betsy Scherzer, Senior Project Manager, Media & Emerging Technology

Eighteen startups representing NYC’s diverse leadership in media-tech, fashion-tech, and more joined NYCEDC for the ultimate roadtrip—the Spring 2013 NYC Tech Talent Draft! Over 160 talented technical students from Cornell, Drexel, University of Pennsylvania, and Princeton attended NYC Tech Talent Draft panels and networking receptions to learn about NYC’s booming, innovative tech community, get...

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Tech, Students, Startups

Take the Survey: NYC's Commercial Real Estate Competitiveness

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If you are a NYC business that occupies or is looking for high quality affordable office space, please consider participating in a short 5-7 minute survey

This survey is part of a study that NYCEDC in partnership with Alvarez & Marsal Real Estate Advisory Services and JRT Realty is conducting to better understand the growing demands for office space from emerging and high-growth industries. Your input will help inform policies to ensure NYC is poised to meet the future space needs of the City’s rapidly growing sectors.

This short...

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Real Estate, Business

Uncubed NYC Tech Startup Event

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Uncubed

By Betsy Scherzer, Senior Project Manager, Media & Emerging Technology

On November 12 and 13th, Uncubed unpacked an action-packed, two-day NYC tech startup event at the Altman Building in Manhattan.

During day one’s Scout, Uncubed hosted over 60 startup and technology companies hiring for developer, designer, and business roles. Upstairs, swag-filled booths creatively conveyed company identities, while downstairs, tech leaders shared wisdom during talks and panels. Day two’s Scale conference featured stories and advice from a variety of NYC...

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NYC Next Idea Open for Entries

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Next Idea Winners

Last year's NYC Next Idea winners at Columbia University.

By Clay Ramel, Project Manager, Center for Economic Transformation

Smart vending machines in NYC taxis, intelligent clothes sizing applications, and real-time marketing analytics platforms: these are a few of the over 300 innovative ideas pitched by teams from over 60 countries in last year’s NYC Next Idea business plan competition.

Today, we’re kicking off the 2012-2013 cycle of the competition,...

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NYCEDC Holds Eds & Meds CEO Workshop on Life Science & Healthcare Industry Initiatives

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Eds and Meds

Session Summary by Julie Chan, Lenzie Harcum, Chelsea Rao & Raphael Farzan-Kashani
Center for Economic Transformation

New York City’s bioscience enterprises, academic medical centers, clinical institutions, non-profit research institutions and healthcare technology companies—also known as “Eds & Meds”—represent a significant asset base from which to develop a broader bioscience and healthcare technology cluster. On July 12th, we held the latest in a series of NYC workshops with senior leaders...

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Fashion Campus NYC

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Fashion Campus NYC

Last year's Fashion Campus NYC. Photo credit: Jonathan Grassi

By Meghana Gandhi, Senior Project Manager, Fashion/Retail Team

NYCEDC and Parsons The New School for Design are again joining forces for Fashion Campus NYC, an exciting, intensive weekend immersion to educate and inspire NYC’s future fashion and retail management leaders.

This year’s event, free and open to college students interning in New York City this summer, will take place from June 15th – 16th at the Parsons campus in Greenwich...

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Edutech.NYC.2020

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Edutech

NYCEDC’s new Edutech.NYC.2020 report investigates New York City’s Edutech industry, an emerging sector that applies innovative technology to deliver learner-centric, personalized educational methods with the potential to be more effective, efficient, and scalable than traditional approaches.

Conducted in partnership with the Bridgespan Group, and aided by discussions with industry leaders, our research study presents Edutech’s vast global growth opportunities and New York City’s local competitive advantages.

Edutech can provide students with greater and easier access to educational material; more...

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NYC Next Idea Final Round

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NYC Next Idea

ReFleX, last year’s winning undergraduate team, pitches their NYC Next Idea at the final round. Photo credit: NYCEDC

The final round of NYC Next Idea 2011-2012 is coming up! Now in its third year, the NYC Next Idea global business plan competition for students and recent graduates encourages innovative business ventures to launch and operate in New York City, while raising the visibility of NYC as an international center for innovation and showcasing talent from universities around the world. The competition is sponsored by NYCEDC in partnership with Columbia...

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NYC Next Idea

NYC Next Idea Finalist: Stylsize

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Stylsize

Stylsize is an international track team, with both members based in Canada.

NYC Next Idea: Stylsize has developed a mobile-optimized fitting platform to enhance the shopping experience for the ready-to-wear apparel industry, enabling shoppers to visualize how a garment fits and flatters the body without the frustrating guesswork associated with today’s online shopping .

Team: Amy Bergenwall, Queen’s University in Ontario, PhD in Management Candidate and Stylsize CFO (left) and Dan McCann, Founder and CEO of Stylsize (right)

Why did you choose New York City to turn your idea into...

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