With seed funding from NYS Economic Development Corporation or Empire State Development (ESD), and additional federal funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Agency (EDA), New York Institute of Technology is renovating a facility of its Old Westbury campus to house the new Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC). The Center will have virtual connectivity to the NYIT Manhattan campus.
In summer 2014, NYIT is renovating Harry Schure Hall at NYIT-Old Westbury to house the ETIC facilities, which will comprise laboratories, classrooms, an auditorium and open space.
A new, smart auditorium is part of the ETIC project, scheduled to be unveiled in fall 2014.
An open space in the ETIC lobby will offer a comfortable, collaborative gathering and study space.
NYIT’s Entrepreneurial and Technology Innovation Center speeds the innovation process from laboratory to market by offering a state of the art facility with:
Three fully operational testing and research areas aligned with the areas that exhibit the highest growth on Long Island, as identified by the “Accelerate Long Island” initiative. The three areas draw on NYIT’s unique research and curricular strengths and on the combined interdisciplinary expertise of its highly regarded faculty in the engineering, medicine, science, architecture, and health professions disciplines on:
- IT & Cyber-security
- Bioengineering and Health Analytic
- Energy and Green Technologies
- Company Hoteling, with private areas for up to 10-12 companies at any one time
- Industry-Academic working spaces, with additional partnerships
- Conference and Training rooms
- Dedicated Data Center