NYC Urban Future Lab Opens Its Doors To A Sustainable Future


By Sander Dolder, Senior Project Manager, Center for Economic Transformation

Last Thursday, a standing-room-only crowd of over 120 attendees and notable speakers gathered in Downtown Brooklyn for the official opening of the Urban Future Lab. The diverse mix of startups, government, academic, private industry and non-profit participants exemplified NYCEDC’s original concept to bring together resources that...

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Cleanweb, Incubator

121 Companies Find Their Match At Pilot Health Tech NYC Matchmaking Days


2014 pilot health tech matchmaking

By Andrew O'Shaughnessy, Project Manager, Center for Economic Transformation

Last week, an army of health tech startups and healthcare leaders descended on the NY Genome Center to participate in two days of matchmaking sessions as part of Pilot Health Tech NYC. Through 300+ brief, curated meetings, a total of 26 hospitals, neighborhood clinics, and large employers were exposed to a wide range of health and wellness technologies that promise to improve New Yorkers’ lives.

Recruited and screened by NYCEDC and partner Health 2.0, 121 companies offered a wide range of solutions including...

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Preparing For The Next Storm Through Innovation And New Technology



By Lara Croushore, Assistant Director and Sander Dolder, Senior Project Manager
Center for Economic Transformation

We Can't Predict the Future, But We Can Prepare For It

Hurricane Sandy revealed significant vulnerabilities in New York City’s buildings and infrastructure networks. It displaced entire communities, stalled business activity, shut down transit systems, and interrupted critical utility networks for days. In the aftermath of Sandy, New York City now looks to prepare for a future that may include more frequent storms and severe weather. Hurricane Sandy taught New York City a lot about preparedness—but...

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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

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 from both the...

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Meet NYC's Incubators

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General Assembly

Are you starting a business and searching for affordable workspace in the City? Join us at Startup Business Incubators in NYC panel discussion on Thursday, February 9th at Columbia University from 12:30pm to 2pm, where 10 of New York City’s business and technology incubators will share their offerings, application process, and tips on how to find the right location for your new business.

Incubator and accelerator representatives include:

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