March 21, 2014
Innovation can and will come from budding entrepreneurs with a vision for cleantech. Visionaires are positing and building into a clean and sustainable future through cleantech. To foster cleantech requires harnessing and supporting innovators like a egg in a nest. The rise of incubators is one method to support business development to breed jobs, ecosystems and creative minds. The development of “City, NYU launch clean-tech incubator in Brooklyn” is bringing new thinking into the boroughs.
Space for up to 20 startups is now available at a clean-technology business incubator in Brooklyn launched Thursday by New York City and the NYU School of Engineering. The “Urban Futures Lab,” the third such collaboration of the school and the city, will occupy 10,000 square feet at the school’s downtown Brooklyn campus. Officials said the incubator “will house companies seeking to solve challenges of energy efficiency, climate adaptation, resiliency and other technologies that are helping cities and infrastructure become smarter and more sustainable,” according to a statement.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation, which developed the concept, will provide funding along with a variety of other public resources dedicated to clean technology development. The National Grid provided a grant, and property owner Forest City Ratner is covering the lease,” post New York Business Journal.
The focus on the cleantech sector is a being given acceptance for future adoption. The willingness to support startups is necessary solution for driving sustainable cities. These startups when they prosper build organic ecosystems attracting jobs, food, arts, entertainment, higher capacity technology and dynamic transportation that expand the city. The next step are families that push for educational solutions.
The big picture in incubating startups is it start up’s cities like a charger for a battery. This site can be one example of a micro renaissance.