Founded in 2010, NYC Media Lab is dedicated to driving innovation and ultimately job growth in media and technology by facilitating collaboration between the City’s universities and its companies. Comprised of a consortium including New York City Economic Development Corporation, School of Visual Arts, New York University, Columbia University, The New School, CUNY, IESE, and Pratt Institute, NYC Media Lab's goals are to include generate research and development, knowledge transfer, and talent across all of the city’s campuses.

The Lab is built on corporate membership. Current member companies include A+E Networks, Audible, Bloomberg LP, ESPN, Hearst Corporation, MLB Advanced Media, NBCUniversal, News Corp, Publicis Groupe, Charter Spectrum, Verizon, Viacom, Vonage and The Weather Company. Associated Press, Rogers Communications, Singtel, and Tenfore Holdings are affiliate members. Member companies participate in roundtable events on technology issues; connect with one another and with faculty, students, and other university resources; and direct seed research projects on areas of interest to them. Companies choose between three levels of membership; more information can be found here.

Seed projects take a variety of forms. NYC Media Lab brokers these projects; member companies have access to the results.  Browse our seed project timeline by area of interest.

Contact us at info@nycmedialab.org to schedule a meeting to discuss how NYC Media Lab can help your company advance its technology projects and achieve its innovation goals.