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).
Through our IgniteU NY program, we provide entrepreneurial programming, workshops, mentorship, business development facilitation and acceleration, strategic meeting facilitation, networking, and community events.
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.
We help federal agencies generate greater ROI for their SBIR/STTR programs, improve transition and commercialization successes, and increase the speed to market.
We build increased technical bench strength through specialized, hands-on experiential learning.
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.
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.
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.
Prior to the 2018 midterm elections, NYSTEC assisted the NYS Board of Elections with the successful execution of several key initiatives, including developing and operationalizing a secure elections center and implementing a managed security services solution.
NYSTEC partnered with the US Air Force to host a highly collaborative Virtual Quantum Collider event. The purpose of this event, which brought together industry, academia, and the small business community, was to help enable innovation and smart technologies to quickly transfer advanced quantum technologies for government use.
NYSTEC partners with Oneida County and its UAS Test Site to help other state and local agencies get smart about the efficient and effective use of drone technology. The Oneida airport in Rome, NY, is one of seven sites across the country designated by the Federal Aviation Administration for testing unmanned aerial systems. More than 2,600 test flights have taken off from the County Airport.
Our Population Health Strategy’s Quality Measurement team is experienced in the design, implementation, and evaluation of pilots to improve clinical data quality and availability in the state to enable population measurement.