join NYC Media Lab

NYC Media Lab cultivates a community of practice that includes the City’s leading media and technology companies, startups, investors, and university faculty and students to create an open innovation ecosystem.

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FOR EXECUTIVES & INVESTORS

Smart companies know the answers aren't always in the room. That's where we come in. NYC Media Lab offers three levels of membership, ranging in depth of inquiry and engagement with the City’s universities.

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FOR UNIVERSITY FACULTY & STUDENTS

This is your opportunity to shape the future of media. Are you a student, faculty member, or a researcher pursuing projects with emerging media technology? Whether you focus on design, engineering or entrepreneurship, contact us today to tell us what you're up to.

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

EXPLORE | VALIDATE | PROTOTYPE

NYC Media Lab connects companies to the cutting-edge research taking place across the City’s universities. Members work directly with faculty and students to structure innovative applied R&D and rapid prototyping programs with your company’s exploratory questions and experimental goals in mind.

COMBINE VENTURE PLATFORM

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

EXECUTIVE EDUCATION & WORKING GROUPS 

Meet like-minded 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.

CORPORATE COMMUNITY  

Throughout the year, NYC Media Lab facilitates several events, conferences, and industry newsletters that highlight the latest trends. NYC Media Lab’s Annual Summit, held each September, includes keynotes, technical presentations, hands-on workshops, and 100+ interactive demonstrations of new prototypes and startups.


MEMBERSHIP LEVELS


Priced annually
STRATEGIC
$300,000
CORPORATE
$50,000
AFFILIATE
$25,000
Opportunity to place an executive in residence at a universityX
Seed Project CommitmentXX
Advisory Panel SeatXXX
Invitation to Lab eventsXXX
Participation in NYC Media Lab Combine accelerator programXXX

CURRENT CORPORATE MEMBERS

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Let's Start a Converstaion

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

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UNIVERSITY FACULTY & STUDENTS

NYC Media Lab offers project and program opportunities for university faculty, students, and researchers. These are often grant funded opportunities through the seed project program and through NYC Media Lab Combine. 

The prototyping project program matches university faculty, students and researchers to curiosities and challenges from NYC Media Lab's corporate members. The seed projects can take the form of a research working group, a hackathon or a design jam, or a fellowship. Prototyping projects have focused on topics from virtual and augmented reality to data science to user experience design. Outcomes of prototyping projects range from demonstration-ready prototypes to whitepapers. NYC Media Lab has also seen the prototyping project program lead to hiring outcomes.

Open calls for the prototyping project program are available throughout the year. 

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, via a Lean Launchpad-inspired curriculum and program. Key to the proposition is mentorship and market access from technologists and executives at NYC Media Lab member companies.