IS Innovation

Incubating New York’s Future

Dedicated to nurturing early-stage ventures, incubators across New York State campuses vary in the way they deliver their services and in the types of clients they serve. All aim to accelerate economic growth and revitalization in the state, and many are enormously successful. The South Side Innovation Center (SSIC), an incubator program at Syracuse University, for example, was named incubator of the year by the National Business Incubator Association. For a list of incubators supported by private, not-for-profit colleges and universities, see below.

Independent Sector Incubators by Region

Capital Region

Emerging Ventures Ecosystem, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute:

RPI Technology Park, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute:

The David '73 and Christine Spicer '75 Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Siena College:

Skidmore-Saratoga Entrepreneurial Partnership (SSEP), Skidmore College:

Incubator for New Ventures in Emerging Sciences and Technology (INVEST), The Sage Colleges:

Central NY

Syracuse Student Sandbox, Started with Syracuse University, now includes others:

Center for Cleantech Entrepreneurship at the Tech Garden, Syracuse University:

Couri Hatchery, Syracuse University:

South Side Innovation Center, Syracuse University:

The Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering (CASE) Incubator, Syracuse University:

The Syracuse Community Test Kitchen  (COMTEK), Syracuse University:

The Tech Garden, Syracuse University:

Finger Lakes

Clean Energy Incubator (part of Venture Creations), Rochester Institute of Technology:

High Technology Incubator, Rochester Institute of Technology:

Simone Center Student Incubator, Rochester Institute of Technology:

Venture Creations, Rochester Institute of Technology:

Lennox Tech Enterprise Center at High Tech Rochester, University of Rochester:

Rochester BioVenture Center, University of Rochester:

University of Rochester Student Incubator at High Tech Rochester, University of Rochester:


BioInc@NYMC, The BioTechnology Incubator at New York Medical College

Second Century Innovations and Ideas (SCI2) (Westchester Office), Pace University:

New York City

Audobon Biomedical Science and Technology Park, Columbia University:

Columbia Food Lab, Columbia University

Columbia-Union Kitchen, Columbia University, Union Theological Seminary:

Fordham Foundry, Fordham University:

The Incubator at 26 W. 61st St, New York Institute of Technology:

DUMBO Incubator, NYU Poly:

New York City Accelerator for Clean and Renewable Energy (NYC-ACRE), NYU Poly:

The Greenhouse, NYU Poly:

Varick Street Incubator , NYU Poly:

Second Century Innovations and Ideas (SCI2) (NYC Office), Pace University:

Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation, Pratt Institute:

North Country

Peyton Hall Incubator at the Shipley Center for Innovation, Clarkson University:

Southern Tier

Cornell Business and Technology Park, Cornell University:

Kevin McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences, Cornell University:

Western NY

Ceramics Corridor Innovation Centers (CCIC), Alfred University:


Note: This list is not comprehensive. Other Independent Sector campuses with incubators should email to be added to this list.