CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s NanoFabrication Facility offers New Yorkers direct access to their multi-million-dollar space and equipment

April 24, 2017

Perched on a hilltop at 85 St. Nicholas Terrace in Harlem, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s NanoFabrication Facility is home to cutting-edge nanotechnology companies. As part of Futureworks NYC, ASRC is opening up access to more New Yorkers and offering up multi-million-dollar equipment at a fraction of traditional costs. The NanoFabrication Facility’s 5,000-sq-ft cleanroom with microscopy instrumentation, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, ion mass spectrometry, nanolithography and much more. The tools are complex, but the access is simple – startups, entrepreneurs, industrial manufacturers and academics can rent by the hour.

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The growing ecosystem of Futureworks Incubator partners

April 18, 2017

Building a successful hardware or advanced manufacturing company is hard. But so are most worthwhile endeavors. Like, say, perfecting homemade bread. Just ask Dan Barber, the award-winning Blue Hill founder who shares how an early, doughy, failure inspired him to perfect his craft. Even more compelling is Barber’s attention to cultivating a holistic ecosystem. To make the Blue Hill Farm hay better, he introduced cows; to spread fertilizer, he introduced chickens; to trim the encroaching forest, he introduced goats. And to build a farm-to-table-movement, he used this ecosystem to build an all-natural, sustainable farm to go along with his Greenwich Village and Tarrytown restaurants.

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Futureworks Incubator Mentors from Adam Winski to Zach Dunham

April 10, 2017

Now that applications for Futureworks Incubator are closed, we get to welcome our community of Mentors. From designing for manufacturing to marketing and storytelling to financial modeling, our Mentors will help companies grow here in NYC. Last night, we got together at Alley NYC in Chelsea to strategize how to make the program incredible. A big thanks to Alley and to our partners The Bronx Beer Hall.

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