Mission & Objectives

The mission of the Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC) of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at NYIT is to consolidate and expand the School’s ongoing industry-academic partnerships, foster innovation and promote collaborations between industry, the academic community, professional organizations, and government. As a source for talent, entrepreneurship, and innovation in technology, engineering and applied science, the Center will spur economic growth and ensure greater competitiveness for Long Island and the broader metropolitan region. The Center will support the region’s economic development by focusing in the three critical areas of: IT and cyber-security, bioengineering and medical devices, energy and green technologies.

The Center seeks to achieve these objectives by supporting companies to:

  • Demonstrate, test, incubate and advance new ideas and technologies in a resource-rich university environment
  • Expose their products to the public at-large to generate awareness and interest for subsequent commercialization
  • Attract government and other investor support
  • Foster expertise and spawn innovation in sciences, technology and engineering by engaging with students and faculty
  • Have access to employment base of skilled students
  • Serve as role models in leadership, entrepreneurship,  and venture business practices

The Center seeks to achieve these objectives by supporting students and faculty to:

  • Apply classroom theoretical knowledge, to real-world, open-ended design projects, with guidance of industry experts and advisors
  • Collaborate with industry leaders on applied research or venture development
  • Engage interdisciplinary, service learning activities that enhance the well-being of the local community and the world at large
  • Excite and inspire K-12 students to pursue degrees and careers in science and engineering fields by working with them on creative, hands-on activities

The Center seeks to achieve these objectives by supporting the general public to:

  • Learn about state-of-the-art scientific events as they happen
  • Upgrade their skills and credentials through short courses and training programs in relevant areas