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