NYC Media Lab Incubator ZoneWhen: Expo Hours, 2017
To encourage the continued growth of the industry, the NYC Media Lab will host the “NYC Media Lab Incubator Zone,” which will feature the newest startups and technologies from the brightest minds in the VR/AR industry today. In June, the City announced plans to develop and operate a hub for virtual reality and augmented reality. Fueled by a $6 million investment by NYCEDC and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), the new hub will leverage the leadership of NYC Media Lab and its founding university partners, NYU and Columbia University, and include partnerships with CUNY and other New York City universities, civic organizations and corporate partners. Administered by NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the lab will support startups, talent development, and research and innovation.
The lab will serve as an anchor for New York City’s emerging VR/AR sector and is expected to create over 500 good jobs over the next ten years, as part of Mayor de Blasio’s New York Works plan to create 100,000 good jobs.