Start
It Up

Energizing the Long Island economy

TURBO-CHARGE THE ECONOMIC ENGINE OF LONG ISLAND

A critical part of our mission is the promotion of economic development, business innovation and entrepreneurship through research and public private partnerships. This is not new—as our long record of business development through the Research & Development Park, Long Island High Technology Incubator, Advanced Energy Center of Excellence, and Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology attest—but we are always looking for new ways to achieve these goals.

Governor Cuomo’s new “Start-Up NY” initiative provides just such an opportunity. Stony Brook is Long Island’s anchor for the program, serving as a tax-free zone for new and existing tech businesses to start-up or relocate in New York.

1,900

patents (and counting)

$4.65B

annual contribution to Long Island’s economy

60,000

employees

400+

businesses incubated by Stony Brook

PRIORITY INITIATIVES

ATTRACTING START-UPS AND TECH COMPANIES TO LONG ISLAND

Attracting start-ups and tech companies to Long Island

Campaign funding will support the completion of a new Innovation and Discovery Center, a combination of laboratory and office space purpose built for the biotechnology, IT, electronics, and advanced materials businesses Stony Brook hopes to attract and launch through its participation in Start-Up NY.

STONY BROOK STORIES

Transformational Energy Research

In July 2015, a Stony Brook University research team received $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop a system that condenses water vapor from power plants in order to provide supplemental cooling for the plant and reduce water use.

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Stony Brook, NY; Stony Brook University: Rebecca Trojanowski, William Worek, Jon Longtin, Thomas Butcher, Ya Wang, and Sotirios Mamalis.
Stony Brook, NY; Stony Brook University. CEWIT, 3/3/10: Statewide planning session to devise a five-year plan to raise SUNY's profile: Yacov Shamsh

Stony Brook-LIFT Bid Wins $5M State Contract

Stony Brook University and the Long Island Forum for Technology have been awarded a five-year funding deal to foster manufacturing in the region, with a focus on next-gen technologies and the life sciences.

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CAMPAIGN STORIES