Local Resources

Take advantage of local resources in New York City’s thriving bioscience and technology development landscape. Browse the resources below and alert us of other relevant resources.

NYC Programs & Initiatives


The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is dedicated to the creation of a dynamic, equitable, and sustainable urban economy. NYCEDC utilizes a team of experts to develop, advise, manage, and invest to strengthen businesses and help neighborhoods thrive.

The premier life science incubator, Johnson & Johnson Innovation JLabs provides a capital efficient and flexible platform where emerging companies can transform scientific discoveries into breakthrough healthcare products. The primary focus of JLabs is to accelerate scientific discovery and remove business, financial and operational obstacles so that companies can focus on the science and bring innovative solutions to patients.

Through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs, 11 federal agencies award over $2.6 billion in non-dilutive grants and contracts annually. An initiative of NYCEDC and the City of New York, SBIR Impact NYC is designed to enhance the competitiveness of SBIR/STTR proposals among NYC-based life sciences and healthcare technology companies.

Digital Health Marketplace encourage commercialization of new digital health technologies in New York City by connecting buyers and sellers through curated matchmaking. The program provides assistance to facilitate rapid adoption and competitive commercialization awards.

ELabNYC is a six-month entrepreneurship training and business networking program for scientists and engineers to launch high potential biotech and health tech ventures from NYC research institutions. The program teaches business skills and offers networking opportunities with experts nationwide.


The NYC Life Sciences Fund anchors and accelerates the growth of the city’s ecosystem for venture creation and early-stage research and development, ultimately transforming the landscape of life sciences and advancing cutting-edge innovations for patients in need.

The Health & Bio Technology Summit (HBTS) offers a variety of speakers, panels, fireside chats, and networking receptions for New York’s digital health and biotechnology community. The annual conference focuses on the top investment opportunities in the industry and is designed to attract a wide cross-section of the top innovators in healthcare, both locally and nationally.

Celdara Medical works with academic innovators to advance scientific discoveries and, ultimately, help patients by discovering cures. Through its robust funding options and growing partnerships, Celdara Medical leads the path that transforms science to medicine.

The Creative Destruction Lab is a seed-stage program for massively scalable, science-based companies. The program employs an objective-based mentoring process with the goal of equity value creation. Creative Destruction Lab New York City (CDL-NYC) is located at New York University’s Stern School of Business.

The New York City Regional Innovation Node (NYCRIN) teaches and connects scientists and engineers to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps). Through I-Corps, teams undergo a training program to validate their customer market and engage in customer discovery. NYCRIN also leverages and connects the resources of the East coast to support regional needs for innovation education, infrastructure and research.

KiiLN is a non-profit accelerator that supports life science entrepreneurs, through educational programming, consulting, and access to a network of service providers and mentors.

Business Incubators

Harlem Biospace is a biotech incubator offering a wet lab with modern equipment, classes, and events to foster the life sciences community and solve problems in healthcare. The incubator is open to life-science companies and technology companies using biological techniques.

Alexandria LaunchLabs® is New York City’s premier startup platform offering turn-key space for seed-stage life science companies. Located at the Alexandria Center® for Life Science – New York City, Alexandria LaunchLabs was designed to accelerate the growth of seed-stage companies in New York City by providing office/laboratory space, support resources, shared equipment and services, creative amenities, and access to strategic risk capital.

BioLabs@NYULangone offers flexible and fully equipped co-working lab and office space in Hudson Square, accommodating up to 35 early-stage companies in our shared office and lab space. Their goal is to create an ideal community in which to launch a small company, surrounding members with the best people, infrastructure — and a wealth of resources to accelerate scientific achievement and business growth.

BioBAT, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation formed by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the Research Foundation for the State University of New York, was created to support the advancement of the life science industry in New York City by providing facilities and resources for scientific research and advanced manufacturing at the Brooklyn Army Terminal.