Innovation and Entrepreneurship

What We Do

NYSTEC can help you become a more dynamic leader and innovative thinker by fostering an entrepreneur-centric approach. Our innovation and entrepreneurship services include:

Technology Commercialization. Elevate and accelerate the commercial adoption of a new product or production method. Focus areas include:

  • Accelerator programming.
  • Outreach and relationship building.
  • Research and development technology identification.
  • Small-business support.
  • Strategic partnership identification.
  • Workforce development.

Ecosystem Building. Collaborate across communities to build, grow, support, and nurture your networks. Focus areas include:

  • Community outreach.
  • Project and program management.
  • Strategic partnership identification.

Government Contract Assistance and APEX Accelerator (formerly PTAC). Receive free, confidential business counseling and education to help increase the likelihood of securing federal, state, and local government contracts. Focus areas include:

  • Bid matching.
  • Interpretations of solicitations.
  • Marketing assistance.
  • Post-award assistance.
  • Registration and certification guidance.
  • Training and events.

Landscape Analyses. Through our various partnership intermediary agreements (PIAs), engage with NYSTEC to increase the likelihood of success in joint activities between the government and private companies, higher education institutions, and industry. Focus areas include:

  • Project and program management.
  • Research and development technology identification.
  • Small business innovation research/small business technology transfer (SBIR/STTR) program support.
  • Technology transfer and transition (T3) outreach and relationship building.
  • T3 process facilitation.

Small Business and Technology Acceleration. Get access to mentors, investors, and other small-business support to help bring your innovative concepts and products to market. Focus areas include:

  • Accelerator programming.
  • Certification and proposal support.
  • Gap analysis.
  • Outreach and relationship building.
  • T3 process facilitation.
  • Workforce development.

Event Services. Get tailored event planning and execution support, from initial conceptualization through post-event reporting. Focus areas include:

  • Branding and production elements.
  • Coordination and logistics planning.
  • Communication and marketing planning.
  • Communication and marketing content.
  • Event-day coordination.
  • Event strategy.
  • Registration and platform management.
  • Speaker management.


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