Federal and State Offices

The Empire State Development Corporation
Empire State Development promotes a vigorous and growing state economy, encourages business investment and job creation, and supports diverse, prosperous local economies across New York State through the efficient use of loans, grants, tax credits, real estate development, marketing and other forms of assistance.

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance
Efficiently collects tax revenues in support of State services and programs.

New York Small Business Development Centers
The New York SBDC provides expert management and technical assistance to start-up and existing businesses across the state.

The New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC)
NYBDC works in partnership with banks to provide term loans, many of which do not meet the requirements for traditional financing.

The New York State Bar Association
The Association works to cultivate the science of jurisprudence, promote reform in the law, facilitate the administration of justice, and elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill and courtesy in the legal profession. The New York State Bar Association is the oldest and largest voluntary state bar organization in the nation, with a membership of more than 75,000 lawyers, representing every town, city and county in the state.

The Federal Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration delivers loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
USPTO grants U.S. patents and registers trademarks to promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to their respective discoveries.

The United States Copyright Office
They administer several statutory licenses that manage and disperse private monies, including those pertaining to copyright owners’ rights in programming on broadcast television signals that are retransmitted by cable operators and satellite carriers. They also provide basic copyright information services to the public in a variety of ways.

The National Science Foundation (NSF)
NSF funds approximately 24 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The nation’s medical research agency – making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Strive to reveal the unknown of space so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
The Kauffman Foundation works to cultivate and educate young professionals on the path to becoming entrepreneurs. The foundation offers a variety of online entrepreneurial resources about all things business related, from legal regulations, to understanding marketing and sales aspects, to hiring the right people for a successful business. There are a variety of free online video lessons frequently uploaded by professionals in the field. Global Entrepreneurship Week is also a great event powered by the foundation, annually celebrating the innovative minds behind startups worldwide; the 2017 events and competitions will begin in November. Explore all that the Kauffman Foundation has to offer, learn the skills necessary for a successful business, and subscribe to the newsletter to stay up to date on all things entrepreneurial!

New York State Business Incubators

Advanced Biotechnology Incubator
The Biotech Incubator offers start-ups and early-stage biotech companies 400-3,000 square foot wet/dry lab and office space with convenient access to Downstate’s facilities and amenities.

Broad Hollow Bioscience Park
The facility is comprised of an incubator wing that is home to start-up companies, and the remainder of the facility is home to the research headquarters of OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the anchor tenant for the Park. The facility is located on the beautiful campus of Farmingdale State University of New York.

CASE Center at Syracuse University
The CASE Center incubator program looks to attract and assist start-up or young technology companies with long-term potential for high growth of revenues and profits. The incubators benefit from a rich intellectual and research environment, access to talented faculty and students, modern office facilities, and many networked computing resources that are essential to young start-up companies. These technology companies are nurtured to the point where they become ready for venture capital or other investment and thus “graduate” from the incubator to more conventional business facilities.

Long Island High-Technology Incubator
A Great Place on the Stony Brook University and University Medical Center to start your business.

Rensselaer Center for Stem Cell Research
State-of-the-art training and equipment for stem sell research is available at Rensselaer’s shared-use facility in Troy.

Stony Brook Software Incubator
The incubator is managed by the Research Foundation of the State University of New York on behalf of the University at Stony Brook.

Syracuse Technology Garden
Located in downtown Syracuse, this newly constructed 33,000 square foot facility is a project of the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce. The Syracuse Technology Garden is now accepting applications from early-stage, high-growth technology businesses.

University of Buffalo Technology Incubator
The UB Technology Incubator, located in the Baird Research Park, supports the creation of new technology-based businesses by providing affordable business services to entrepreneurs. Since its inception in 1988, the program has assisted more than sixty tenants and graduates, boasting a 75 percent survival rate. Aggregate employment by those companies is 455 people, and annual revenues exceed $60 million.

New York State Research Centers

Alliance for Manufacturing and Technology (Southern Tier)

Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology (Alfred University)

Center for Advanced Materials Processing (“CAMP”) (Clarkson University)

New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Computer Applications and Software Engineering (“CASE”) (Syracuse University)

Center for Economic Growth (Capitol Region)

The Center for Electronic Imaging Systems (University of Rochester)

Council for International Trade, Technology, Education and Communication Manufacturing & Technology Solutions (North Country)

Central New York Technology Development Organization (Syracuse)

New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Photonics Applications at City University of New York

Center for Future Energy Systems (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Cornell, University and Brookhaven National Laboratory)

High Tech Rochester (Finger Lakes Region)

Manufacturing and Technology Enterprise Center

Integrated Electronics Engineering Center (Binghamton)

Insyte Consulting (Western New York)

Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation (“ITAC”) (New York City)

University of Buffalo Office of Science Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach