join NYC Media Lab’s community of practice


Explore Corporate Membership
Smart companies know the answers aren't always in the room. That's where we come in. NYC Media Lab members participate in a range of custom programs while tapping into one of New York City’s most valuable assets—its diverse and talented body of faculty, students, and entrepreneurs.

FOR EXECUTIVES & INVESTORS


Accelerate Your Research
This is your opportunity to shape the future of media. NYC Media Lab offers project and program opportunities for university faculty, students, researchers, and entrepreneurs. These opportunities are grant funded through collaborations with corporate members, and through participation in our Combine startup accelerator program.

For Faculty & Students

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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

 

MEMBERSHIP services

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Explore, validate, prototype

NYC Media Lab’s prototyping program connects companies to the cutting-edge research taking place across the City’s universities. Members work directly with talented faculty and students to structure innovative applied R&D and rapid prototyping programs, fellowships, hackathons, and more, each focused on your company’s exploratory questions and experimental goals.

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COMBINE VENTURE PLATFORM

Build startup partnerships through NYC Media Lab’s Combine program and gain access to new ventures, events, and feedback sessions. Leveraging our network of innovators, we offer intrapreneurship programs for companies that are looking towards fresh startup concepts to discover new value propositions and customer segments with emerging technology.

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EXECUTIVE EDUCATION & WORKING GROUPS

Join NYC Media Lab to connect with executives for seminars and professional development sessions focused on emerging technology and corporate innovation trends. These programs range from roundtable discussions on a specific topic to panels, keynotes, and design thinking workshops for teams across your company. Sessions are attended by leaders in engineering, data, product, and more.

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Corporate community

Throughout the year, NYC Media Lab facilitates several conferences, networking events, and industry newsletters to highlight the latest trends in media innovation. The Lab’s Annual Summit, held each September, includes 100+ interactive demonstrations of new prototypes and startups, keynotes, technical presentations, and hands-on workshops from leaders in emerging technology.

In Good Company: Current CORPORATE Members

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

GAIN ACCESS TO TALENT

Expertise

Convening for internal innovation

Lean startup development

Human-centered design

Corporate strategy for emerging technologies

Low-fidelity and high-fidelity rapid prototyping

Applied research in enterprise innovation


GAIN ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY

Research Areas

Data Science
AI, machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, voice, data visualization

Future Interfaces & Spatial Computing
VR, AR, volumetric and motion capture, brain computer interfaces, IoT, wearables

Enabling Technologies
5G infrastructure, wireless, electrical engineering



Gain Access to NYC MediA Lab’s University Consortium & Partners

Membership Levels: Priced Annually

STRATEGIC

$300,000

Commitment to design and develop a custom portfolio of projects or program

Access to NYC Media Lab events

Opportunity to host a visiting scholar or place an executive in an NYC-based university lab

CORPORATE

$75,000

Commitment to design and develop a custom project or program

Access to NYC Media Lab events

Introductions to talent from across NYC Media Lab’s community

AFFILIATE

$25,000

A smaller scale collaboration that leverages NYC Media Lab’s community

Access to NYC Media Lab events




Contact Us to Join

Send us a message to discuss how NYC Media Lab can help your company advance its technology acumen and achieve its innovation goals.

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UNIVERSITY PARTICIPATION

 

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APPLY FOR prototyping & research projects

The prototyping project program matches university faculty, students and researchers to curiosities and challenges from NYC Media Lab's corporate members. These projects can take the form of working groups, fellowships, business research, hackathons, or bootcamps. Outcomes of prototyping projects range from demonstration-ready prototypes to white papers. NYC Media Lab programs have lead to hiring and internship opportunities for its university community.

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build a startup on campus

For entrepreneurial faculty, students and researchers, NYC Media Lab Combine is set up to match new technologies emerging in university labs, studios, classrooms and dorms with a program and resources to commercialize them. Teams particite in a lean curriculum to learn market validation and customer discovery, with the goal of starting a new venture. NYC Media Lab member executives and investors participate in the program as cohort mentors. Several alumni have gone on to gain market traction and raise continued funds.