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Business incubators and other innovative programs to grow your business

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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.

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New York State Accelerators and Competitions

Empire State Development connects scalable companies with New York State’s top universities, talent, and manufacturing facilities through its support of several cutting-edge accelerator programs and funding competitions.

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.

NYS-Certified Business Incubator and Innovation Hot Spot Program

NYSTAR Initiatives

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

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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