If You Build It…
New York City is transforming into a global 21st century capital of innovation, but we can’t get there without reinforcing the building blocks of an innovation economy—science, technology, engineering, and math.
That’s why today at Google’s Manhattan offices, Robert Steel, NYC Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, announced big news—that New York City is seeking a partner in the academic world to create a new, state-of-the-art engineering and applied sciences research campus. By working with the City’s existing top-notch academic institutions to strengthen New York City’s applied science capabilities, especially in fields that lend themselves to commercialization, we are taking measurable steps to capture the considerable growth in the science, technology, and research sectors and maintain a diverse and competitive economy.
Watch a Bloomberg TV interview with Deputy Mayor Steel as he discusses the new initiative.
Read the press release, as well as NYCEDC’s official Request for Expressions of Interest, for more details on the new initiative, including suggested sites for the applied sciences research facility: the Navy Hospital Campus at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the Goldwater Hospital Campus on Roosevelt Island, Governor’s Island, or the Farm Colony on Staten Island.
Around the web:
- NYC Seeks to Lure Top Science University – WSJ.com
- To Attract the Next Google, the City Seeks a New College – NYTimes.com