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News from the NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs

New York City just released a Call For Innovations to implement pilot projects related to electricity and heat/hot water in public housing. The City seeks pilot project proposals that use innovative technologies to help the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the largest low-income residential landlord in North America, become an efficient and effective landlord while improving the comfort and well-being of its residents. Those selected will pilot their solutions at a NYCHA development, and if successful, NYCHA may announce an open procurement process soliciting bids for further deploying the technology. International companies are eligible to apply before November 23, 2016.

Hub @ Grand Central Tech is now open! It’s a 50,000 sq ft space for growth-stage companies that address urban challenges, such as smart cities and clean tech. Companies can also now apply for space at the appropriately titled New Lab, in Brooklyn.  Companies that are accepted to be part of these UrbanTech NYC hubs will receive space, equipment, shared resources, and opportunities to pilot their product with the City of New York. International companies are eligible to apply on a rolling basis.

To keep abreast of these and other announcements, please bookmark our new International Business website, launched about a month ago, where we centralize the programs, services, and information intended for international businesses.

Compliments of NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs