NYDesigns is an economic development program of the City University of New York (CUNY) working to catalyze growth for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the design, technology, fabrication, and maker communities.




Our business incubator welcomes early-stage companies pursuing design-, technology- or maker- oriented businesses. We provide partially subsidized studio space, access to an on-site fabrication workshop, and professional counsel from a core group of respected experts



The NYDesigns FabLab is an onsite fabrication workshop at NYDesigns which enables residents in the incubator and a select group of members to prototype and iterate design ideas in a secure, flexible space.



We collaborate with partner organizations and institutions to produce research and program events that raise questions about and suggest inquiry into patterns of participation and representation within NYC’s design and creative sectors.