NYSTEC Federal

One of our primary goals is to help foster an innovation ecosystem. We empower technology leaders and visionary thinkers by facilitating connections among entrepreneurs, academic organizations, and government agencies across the state—and beyond.

Legislation enables us to serve as a trusted advisor to state and local government in New York. We are committed to bringing this same level of expertise to federal agencies, providing insight into technology initiatives around the nation in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), quantum computing (QC), cybersecurity, healthcare technology, and drones/unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

Federal Offerings

Small Business Acceleration

Through our IgniteU NY program, we provide entrepreneurial programming, workshops, mentorship, business development facilitation and acceleration, strategic meeting facilitation, networking, and community events.

Technology Commercialization/Tech Transfer

We help support the transitioning of technologies from research labs (federal, state, academic, or private) to the marketplace.

See additional information in the Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA) section of the page.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program Support

We help federal agencies generate greater ROI for their SBIR/STTR programs, improve transition and commercialization successes, and increase the speed to market.

Workforce Development

We build increased technical bench strength through specialized, hands-on experiential learning.

Community Outreach & Development

We help foster interest and ecosystems around topics such as data management, entrepreneurship, and smart cities. Our program IgniteU NY incorporates aspects of NSF I-Corps National Science Foundation customer discovery into an early startup accelerator/experiential learning curriculum.

Procurement Technical Assistance

Through our IgniteU NY Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), we provide procurement technical assistance to businesses in the Capital District and Mohawk Valley Region of New York State that are interested in securing contracts with the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, state and local governments, and with government prime contractors.

See additional information on our IgniteU NY PTAC page.

Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA)

NYSTEC holds a PIA with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) as well as with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to engage academia and industry on behalf of government to accelerate technology transfer and licensing. These PIAs also enable us to assist private companies by identifying federal technologies that can be licensed and commercialized.

As a nonprofit and an objective independent advisor with a deep understanding of the industries in which our clients work, we are well positioned to increase the likelihood of success in conducting cooperative or joint activities with small business firms and institutions of higher education to make use of technology-related assistance from the AFRL, DHS, and other government labs.