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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.

Watch the 2022 New York State Innovation Summit video here

EDA Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs

Review the New York Statement of Principles for the new Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs Program – created under the CHIPS and Science Act and to be implemented by the Economic Development Administration.

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.

Centers for Advanced Technology

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Centers of Excellence

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New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership

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NYS-Certified Business Incubator and Innovation Hot Spot Program

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Matching Grants Leverage Program

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New York State Science & Technology Law Center

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Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR)

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NYSTAR Initiatives

Learn more about innovation assistance grants available to small manufacturers, early-stage companies and non-profit organizations.

New York Smart Cities Innovation Partnership

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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.

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