As Long Island’s only major research university, Stony Brook serves as the region’s hub for innovation and industry partnerships. Stony Brook’s Economic Development enterprise, which has recently been incorporated into the Office of the Vice President for Research, collaborates with the region’s industry leadership and provides support to companies, entrepreneurs, and start-ups, leveraging the expertise of more than 900 researchers and investigators in SUNY’s flagship campus on Long Island and nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Stony Brook provide support and space for incubation, and guidance for business success throughout the region. This focus is closely aligned with the University’s strategic goals of expanding research, fostering entrepreneurship, expanding technology commercialization and industry partnerships, and powering the prosperity of Long Island and New York State. In the last decade, Stony Brook University performed more than 4,000 projects that helped almost a thousand Long Island companies create nearly 20,000 jobs and generate more than a billion dollars in business activity.