NYU-Poly in the Media

City's first biz incubator hatches first chicks

Five startups are set to “graduate” from Varick Street center and move on to the real world. Another 30 or so launches are bustling away as the city's earliest experiment in entrepreneurial development celebrates its first anniversary. Break out the birthday candle: The city's Varick Street...

Dr. Porfiri explains Robot Fish on Reuters

Leaving oil cleanup to nature

Top 25 Startups Revolutionizing Computer Forensics & Security

Venture capitalists have become vastly interested in security-related startups that offer a range of services, from computer security, forensics  and e-discovery  to Web sites that offer more privacy than larger social network sites. Online identity security is a hot commodity, and the...

New York's Top Scientists Finalists for Prestigious Awards for Groundbreaking Research

A dozen New York area scientists — half of them from New York City — specializing in subjects ranging from nanotechnology to behavioral science were named finalists Thursday in a prestigious competition. The five fellows and seven faculty were chosen from more than 150 nominations for the New York...

Lego takeover at Polytechnic Institute

Kids from all over the city put their robotic creations to the test bringing science and technology into the forefront of youth interest. The NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) hosted the FIRST Lego League tournament aimed at 400 kids aged 9 to 14 in Polytechnic Institute....

City Launches New Effort to Aid Media Sector

The Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Columbia University and the city plan to open a new lab that will aim to stimulate the local media industry, city officials said Monday. The NYC Media Lab is the latest of several steps by the Bloomberg administration to boost the city's traditional...

New York City and Universities Join to Start Media Lab

New York City has joined with two local universities to form the NYC Media Lab, a project to advance technological research and development. The idea is to foster academic research that can be put into practice at media companies. Search technology, digital mobile content, computer animation, and...

Bloomberg announces NYC Media Lab

The media capital of the world finally will have its own media lab. NYC Media Lab, a joint project of the New York City Economic Development Corp., Polytechnic Institute of New York University and Columbia University, was launched Monday morning by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Modeled on media labs at...

Mayor Bloomberg Launches NYC Media Lab

  Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today launched NYC Media Lab, a new initiative to promote innovation within New York City’s media industry. The new laboratory – a consortium of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly)...