Business incubators and other innovative programs to grow your business

New York State offers resources designed to enable new and existing businesses to become more competitive through the use of innovative technologies. Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) programs and centers emphasize the importance of working with industry as a way to leverage New York State’s technology strengths to produce new products. The state also offers other innovation development support resources, including financial incentives, to foster university collaboration, research and innovation.

NYSTAR programs


Leverage New York State’s unparalleled investment in world-class technology assets and expertise with programs that can assist your company from start-up through maturity. Resources include NYSTAR's 70+ funded facilities and tools that enable growth.

High Performance Computing Program

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Faculty Development & Technology Transfer Incentive Programs

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New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership

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Matching Grants Leverage Program

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NYSTAR centers


Innovative and advanced technology businesses thrive when they have opportunities to collaborate. That’s why we’ve created a business environment rich with hot spots and collaborative centers. Build your partnerships here.

NYS-Certified Business Incubator and Innovation Hot Spot Program

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Centers for Advanced Technology

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Centers of Excellence

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Explore our regions

New York’s rich and diverse regions offer a multitude of advantages for business, from world-class cities to transportation hubs to innovation hot spots and regions ideal for manufacturing, tech, R&D, farming and more.