NY State OKs CCNY Start-Up Plan

State officials have approved The City College of New York’s plan for implementing Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s Start-Up New York initiative at CCNY.

“We’re now bona fide participants of Start-Up and several dozen companies have expressed interest in participating in our plan program,” announced Dr. Ashiwel Undieh, CCNY’s associate provost for research who is leading the College’s Start-Up program. “The next step is to engage wider faculty participation and identify space on or off campus to house the program.”

Start-Up New York is Governor Cuomo’s plan to transform university campuses, including SUNY and CUNY, across the state into tax-free communities for new and expanding businesses. CCNY’s plan focuses on companies having technologies that are well aligned with the research expertise of our faculty.

The objective is to provide businesses with access to resources at world class higher education institutions, as well as industry experts and advanced research laboratories. Businesses will be able to locate in these zones and operate 100 % tax-free for 10 years.

Start-Up New York will benefit CCNY in many ways including:

  • Joint research and development funding/contracts with CCNY scientists
  • Raised political and business visibility of CCNY
  • Job creation, benefitting students and the local community
  • Internship opportunities for students in company labs

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.


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