Defense Industry Assistance

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ESD is committed to assisting the NY State defense industry in remaining an integral part of the warfighting supply chain.  With the help of NYSTAR funded centers and partners, ESD is strengthening and growing the defense ecosystem, supply chain and industry in general to better protect U.S. troops and citizens.

Not sure where to start? Contact us for a free assessment.

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DOD Cybersecurity Assistance Grants

About: MVCC-AIM is providing funding assistance for DOD cybersecurity projects, from assessments through compliance, to DOD supply chain companies across New York State. 

More information:  For information and how to apply visit

Innovation Resource Center (IRC)

Opportunities coming soon!


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Current Events

October 7 & 8- NYS Innovation Summit- Rochester, NY
Registration opens late June.  Submit proposals now to be considered for a chance to display and demonstrate your product.  Learn about the technologies that are defining a new generation of products and manufacturing capabilities, showcase your own successes leveraging advanced technologies, and discover how New York State’s innovation ecosystem can accelerate your company growth.

Past Events
June 25-27, 2019- Light + Sound Interactive Conference- Rochester, NY
May 3, 2019- NYSTAR Defense Workshop- Westchester, NY
November 13, 2018- NYSTAR Defense Diversification Workshop- Rochester, NY
August 14, 2018- NYSTAR Defense Diversification Workshop- Saratoga Springs, NY

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Market Research

2018 NY Defense Industry Market Study by Chmura Economics & Analytics

Executive Summary

Regional Snapshots

  1. Capital District
  2. Central New York
  3. Finger Lakes
  4. Long Island
  5. Mid-Hudson
  6. Mohawk Valley
  7. New York City
  8. North Country
  9. Southern Tier
  10. Western New York
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NYSTAR Programs and Resources

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.


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Email: [email protected]

Deanine Lena, Defense Industry Assistance Program Manager- (518) 292-5145

Christopher Medve, Defense Diversification Specialist- (518) 292-5206