(1) We run the NYDesigns incubator, a partially-subsidized residency program for early-stage companies. We give preference to companies with significant prototyping or manufacturing needs that would benefit from our 5,000ft2 fabrication members-only onsite workshop.

 

(2) We develop and implement workforce development programs that provide skills-based training for low-income, unemployed or underemployed New Yorkers seeking tojoin emerging employment sectors such as advanced manufacturing, sustainable operations and management, and resilience management, among others.

 

(3) We support research and discourse aimed at broadening participation in design and affiliated industries.

 

 

We are part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system and based at LaGuardia Community College.