Inspiring and equipping New York City’s advanced manufacturing community

Welcome to Futureworks NYC

We’re on a mission to inspire and equip New Yorkers to build a 21st-century production economy together with a network of partnerships, services, educational programming, equipment, and spaces.

Futureworks NYC is a key component of New York City’s Industrial Action Plan to help emerging and existing manufacturers adopt advanced technologies and increase local production. New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) created Futureworks NYC, an $8 million investment that will create over 2,000 good-paying jobs and provide key support services for businesses to start, grow, and thrive across the five boroughs.

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Futureworks Incubator accelerates, champions, and supports the growth of hardware startups and advanced manufacturing entrepreneurs in New York City – from early-stage hardware entrepreneurs to companies who have closed Series A funding. The Futureworks Incubator is operated by SecondMuse, an innovation and collaboration agency.

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Futureworks Shops increases the accessibility of workspaces and prototyping equipment for manufacturers across NYC. Unlocking 12 partner production hubs across all five boroughs, Futureworks Shops provide a diverse set of resources and discounted services for entrepreneurs and manufacturers.

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Futureworks Ops21 makes advanced technologies and resources more accessible to NYC manufactures — to increase their competitiveness. This multi-faceted program is led by Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC) and focuses on advanced materials, digital manufacturing, and robotics.

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TechShop Brooklyn

By fall 2017, Futureworks will unveil a world-class maker space at Brooklyn Army Terminal providing New Yorkers open access to the futuristic workshop of their dreams.

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