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The Long Island High Technology Incubator (LIHTI)

The Long Island High Technology Incubator is a non-profit business incubator that supports early-stage, high-tech companies to enhance their opportunity for development and growth. LIHTI is affiliated with Stony Brook University and the Medical Center. In its 16 years of operation, the incubator has housed over 70 companies, which have had a high survival rate upon graduating from the program.

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Stony Brook University Incubator at Calverton

Outside of Calverton Incubator Calverton Business Incubator is owned and operated by Stony Brook University. The 15,680-square-foot incubator reflects the traditional strengths of the East End of Long Island and focuses on nurturing the development of new agriculture, aquaculture, and environmental technologies. The Calverton facility includes offices, conference rooms, and laboratories with both fresh and salt-water access, and houses the satellite office of the Small Business Development Center at Stony Brook. The Incubator supports entrepreneurial companies by providing access to resources and strategies for a period of 3-5 years in an effort to foster the research and development of products and/or services for introduction into the marketplace.

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Software Incubator

The mission of the Stony Brook Software Incubator is to create the ideal setting for the start-up, successful growth, and retention on Long Island or in New York State of the next generation of software developers and manufacturers.

A unique public-private partnership of SBU and Computer Associates, the incubator occupies 6,000 sq. ft. in Nassau Hall is SBU. Occupants of the Incubator enjoy dedicated space, centralized business and support services and common facilities, accessing venture capital, as well as provision for assistance in technology and marketing assessment and management development. The key management objectives of the Stony Brook Software Incubator are:

  • The selection of the start-up companies that will occupy space in the incubator.
  • To act as technical and management advisors to the start-up companies.
  • Set the policies for and maintain the incubator WEB site.
  • With the assistance from Computer Associates, to provide the start-up companies with exposure to venture capitalists.
  • With assistance from established regional computer software and hardware companies, to provide the start-up companies with marketing expertise.
  • With assistance from the University at Stony Brook, to provide the start-up companies with access to and assistance from students, faculty, the Small Business Development Center, the Technology Transfer activities of the Research Foundation, SPIR, and other economic and technical development programs of the University at Stony Brook.
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