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About Start-Up NYcampus
Start-Up NY is a groundbreaking new initiative from Governor Andrew Cuomo that provides major incentives for businesses to relocate, start up or significantly expand in New York State through affiliations with public and private universities and colleges. Businesses have the opportunity to operate state and local tax-free on or near academic campuses, and their employees will pay no state or local personal income taxes. To participate in Start-Up NY, eligible businesses need to align with the academic mission of the college or university with which they hope to work.

For information on whether your business is eligible and for instructions on how to apply, go to

About Stony Brook University
Stony Brook is one of America’s most dynamic public universities, a center of academic excellence and an essential part of the region’s economy. We are a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, the invitation-only organization of the top 62 research universities in North America.

We count among our faculty and researchers winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Physics and Medicine, the National Medal of Science, MacArthur Fellowships and the Abel Prize in mathematics.
Our faculty and researchers are responsible for more than 1,800 inventions and more than 500
U.S. patents.

Our undergraduate program has been recognized by the National Science Foundation for integrating research into the undergraduate curriculum, and our award-winning Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities program has produced Beckman, Goldwater, Marshall and Truman scholars. Our graduate programs are consistently rated among the best in the country, and our grad students hail from backgrounds of diverse interests and intellectual passions. Under Start-Up NY, Stony Brook will build collaborations among our student and faculty innovators and the entrepreneurs who will bring these innovations to market, so together we will enrich our community, strengthen our state, and enhance our economic impact.

Stony Brook's Strengths
We will draw from our strengths in many areas of basic science and engineering, computer science, energy, materials science, marine and environmental science, and medical science and healthcare to recruit high-tech companies that have a close synergy with our faculty, students and research. Today the areas of large research activity and potential for commercial investments are:

Drug Development and Biotechnology
Stony Brook has the only academic hospital serving Suffolk County’s 1.5 million people. Our robust therapeutic pipeline includes six drugs already on the market and 15 others in early- to mid-stage development. Our new Cancer Center is establishing a sophisticated infrastructure for the clinical evaluation of new drugs. And our Medical and Research Translation Building (MART), scheduled for completion in 2016, will be a place where scientific discovery will be translated into clinical research and where promising patient results can be turned into FDA-approved treatments.

Science and Engineering for New and Advanced Materials
Stony Brook’s strengths in materials science and engineering, chemistry, physics and the life sciences, and biomedicine equip the University to assist industry partners in seizing many of the opportunities presented by this dynamic, broadly multidisciplinary field. Assets include the Center for Thermal Spray Research.

calvertonAlternative Energy Sources, Renewables and Energy Efficiency
Stony Brook’s diverse energy R&D programs span clean, alternative and renewable energy technologies as well as energy conservation, with more than a dozen currently funded research programs. Our research is strengthened by our strong connection to Brookhaven National Laboratory and its user facilities, including the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, directed by a Stony Brook physicist.

Information Technology: Visual Computing, Big Data and Cybersecurity
Our Department of Computer Science has just been joined by new resources including the Institute for Advanced Computational Sciences and the Department of Biomedical Informatics. Other assets in these areas include the Center for Visual Computing, encompassing 10 laboratories including visualization, virtual reality, visual analytics and imaging, and medical imaging; our Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology’s large-scale Reality Deck; and New York’s leading cybersecurity group, whose facilities include the Center for Cybersecurity and SPLAT (Security, Programming Languages and Theory) Lab.

Brookhaven National Laboratory
Stony Brook co-manages Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) for the U.S. Department of Energy and is the single largest user of its state-of-the-art facilities, including the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and the National Synchrotron Light Source. BNL and its scientific staff are essential to the vitality of the University’s intellectual life and to the impact of many of its research programs.

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