Bridging the engineering & innovation communities
Invention, innovation, entrepreneurship:
They're core to both academics and research at NYU Tandon.
As problem-solvers, engineers are inherently innovators. Even if you never plan to start a company, understanding best practices for inventiveness, creativity, and entrepreneurial & design thinking can be valuable for your life and career.
NYU Tandon offers a range of resources to help faculty & students bring new ideas to life — and to market, if that’s the goal — from educational opportunities to ideation support to incubation, including networking, funding opportunities, and space & equipment. We also link the NYU Tandon community to the broader NYU and NYC technology ecosystem through hackathons, workshops, competitions, guest lectures, and tech talks.
NYU Tandon will realize its mission through a wide range of activities such as:
- Generating a nurturing environment for the translation of science and engineering breakthroughs into new technologies, products, and processes in service to society
- Exploring new learning opportunities, like the Engineering Innovation Minor, that will provide students with the basic knowledge and experience of entrepreneurial thinking
- Connecting faculty and students with the NYU Tandon Future Labs, the NexusLabs, PowerbridgeNY, New York Region I-Corps as well as with innovation- and entrepreneurship-related activities across all of NYU
- Linking the NYU Tandon community to the broader NYC technology ecosystem through hackathons, workshops, competitions, guest lectures, and tech talks
NYU Tandon Initiatives
The NYU Tandon Future Labs are business incubators for a new generation.
School-wide, multi-faceted Initiatives
Innovate, collaborate, iterate, create: the NYU Tandon MakerSpace is 10,000 square feet of opportunity.
NYU Competitions and Challenges
A collaborative program offered by the Design Lab @ NYU Tandon MakerSpace, the Technology Management and Innovation Department, and New York City Future Manufacturing Collective (NYC-FMC) that awards teams of students up to $500 to be used to build hardware or software prototypes, and connects them with the resources, tools, and mentors they need to bring their ideas to life.