GLOBAL INDUSTRY CHALLENGE

WHAT IS THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY CHALLENGE?

The challenge is a global initiative launched by the New York City Economic Development Corporation in partnership with New York International. It brings innovative companies from around the world which are active in areas of strategic significance to the city and connects them with local business and community leaders.

WHY ARE WE DOING IT?

As a hub for applied science, commerce, technology and finance, and at the heart of global networks and supply chains, NYC is uniquely placed to benefit from new technological trends. This program will connect innovators from around the world with local stakeholders, share best practices, strengthen the city’s economy, and create more economic opportunities for all.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

The World to NYC – Global Industry Challenge program invites the world’s most innovative companies to New York City, connects them with local stakeholders, potential investors, and a network of advisors to discuss how the City, businesses, and citizens can capitalize on the sector’s huge potential. A rigorous selection process promises to bring only the best companies to the city. Applications are now closed as of August 25. NYC-based companies interested in getting involved contact us here.

Spring 2014 - New Manufacturing

Fall 2014 - Smart and Sustainable Cities


Fall 2014 Program - Smart and Sustainable Cities


The fall challenge will take place on September 29 – October 1 and focuses on the area of smart and sustainable cities. Through this program, NYC is setting the stage for urban efficiency, sustainability, and innovation – inviting the most promising companies from around the world to present their solutions in the context of continuous urbanization and its economic opportunities for New York City’s citizens, businesses, and partners. The program will encompass three days and will include networking opportunities, introductions to potential business partners, information useful to companies expanding into the area, and other events. The program runs Monday-Wednesday, allowing sufficient time on Thursday and Friday for participating companies to schedule their own business meetings in the city.

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Who are we looking for?

We are looking for digitally-enabled technologies (including software, hardware, and connected devices) that make cities more intelligent, efficient, and resilient by optimizing use of energy, resources and the built environment.  While we welcome interest from any company focusing on the application of technology to urban sustainability, the following sectors are of particular interest:

  • Mobility & transportation
  • Energy, including clean generation, smart grid, and efficiency
  • Intelligent infrastructure


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