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Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) mission is to accelerate the growth of New York State's high-tech economy. NYSTAR's programs are designed to enable new and existing businesses to become more competitive through the use of innovative technologies, and emphasize the importance of working with industry to leverage the state's technology strengths to produce new products and, therein, new and expanded jobs in the state. Through funded programs which support world-class technology research at colleges and universities, NYSTAR works to promote a robust network of industry-university partnerships throughout the state. Its support of Regional Technology Development Centers provides direct technology assistance to small and medium size manufacturers and other businesses.



NYSTAR's responsibilities include the administration and oversight of the following state programs:


NYSTAR and its partners are proud to be contributing to the growth of the Innovation Economy in New York State. 

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