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Incubators & Tech Parks

The Rensselaer Incubator Program

1223 Peoples Avenue
Troy, New York

Founded in 1980, the Rensselaer Incubator Program is one of the oldest incubators in the nation and the first to be wholly sponsored and operated by a university. Since its inception, the Incubator Program's mission has been "giving life to new ideas." It is rooted in the firm belief that ideas both come from the university and are drawn to it. It is the Incubator's goal to augment the university's special role of providing a fertile environment for the growth and development of new ideas, and additionally to create opportunities for the application and further evolution of those ideas into the greater community through the channels of commercial activity. This greater mission encompasses three core objectives:

  • Enrichment of the academic environment
  • Technology transfer and commercialization
  • Regional economic development

For more information, call (518) 276-6658

INVEST at Sage

Incubator for New Ventures in Emerging Sciences and Technologies
Troy, New York

SageIn 2006, Russell Sage College of Troy and Evident Technologies of Troy (a pioneer in the development of quantum dots, which are semiconductor nanomaterials that have applications in the life sciences, solid state lighting, energy, security, telecommunications and more), created INVEST, and Evident Technologies became its first tenant. The incubator provides space and resources to help high-tech companies grow and expand, while advancing Sage's programs in science, technology and business. The incubator is the first of its kind nationally to be located at a women's college.

The incubator also builds on Sage's GEMS program (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) for middle and high school girls. The program's mission is to increase the number of girls and women studying and entering technical careers in engineering, mathematics and computer science.

INVEST helps fill the growing need for incubator space in the Capital Region, which has proven to be successful in promoting cross cultivation of ideas and technologies from businesses to academia, and is home to a growing number of nanotechnology ventures.

For more information, contact The Sage Colleges at (518) 244-2214

University at Albany 

East Campus
Rensselaer, New York

Cancer_Research_Ctr_2007_HighResThe University at Albany's East Campus is home to a joint venture between the Cancer Research Center (CRC) and School of Public Health. Current tenants include bioscience, chemical and nanotech firms. These facilities are located at the East Campus because of the support and access to high-end instrumentation that the CFG offers them.

The CRC works with companies and researchers from academia and government around the world. All Ivy League schools have outsourced work to the Cancer Research Center, as have major research institutions such as Scripps and the National Institutes of Health. In addition, the centers do work for large pharma and biotech companies, several of which have come to Rensselaer County to be close to the facility.

Researchers at the East Campus are currently working on a number of commissioned projects, including genetic engineering of an exotic fruit to remove its prickers, various cancer research projects, and a $2.2 million grant awarded to a faculty member studying a new layer of cellular signaling managed by the cell's RNA. About 20 percent of the work done at the centers is global; 50 percent is local and the other 30 percent comes from throughout the rest of the United States.

The Capital Region has the fourth largest concentration of employment in research, testing, and medical laboratories of all metropolitan areas in the U.S., largely due to the high concentration of higher education facilities and the fact that the New York Department of Health's Wadsworth Lab is the third largest bioresearch organization in the country.

For more information, call (518) 525-2775 :

Tech Parks

Business, Technology ParkLocationTotal SFPrimary Tenant Type
Rensselaer Technology Park North Greenbush 1,041,000 Technology, manufacturing
SUNY East Campus East Greenbush 500,000 Biotech, nanotech
Hedley District Downtown Troy 395,000 Office
East Greenbush Tech Park East Greenbush 307,000 Technology, office
Ross Tech Park City of Troy 265,000 Manufacturing, office
Capital Corporate Campus Schodack 107,750 Office

Source: Business Review Book of Lists

Other Tech Sites in the Region

Arsenal Business & Technology Partnership
44 Dalliba Avenue
Watervliet, NY 12189-4015
(518) 266-6006

Greene Business, Technology Park &
Kalkberg Commerce Park
270 Mansion Street
Coxsackie, NY 12051
(518) 731-5500

Harriman Research & Technology Campus
1220 Washington Avenue
Building 7A - Suite 200
Albany, New York 12226
(518) 457-4444


Luther Forest Technology Campus
28 Clinton Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(800) 587 0945 • (518) 587 0945

Saratoga Technology + Energy Park
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203
(518) 862-1090

Vista Technology Center
AIA, V.P. Development, BBL Development Group
302 Washington Avenue Extension
Albany, New York 12203
(518) 452-8200