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. Click here to apply. NYC-based companies interested in getting involved contact us here.
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:
The World to NYC program gave me practical and strategic assistance to expand my company, Idio, to NYC. Since the program, we’ve raised capital, established a NYC office and are executing concrete plans to grow our US client base.
We learned a lot and feel that it advanced our expansion here by more than a year.
The trip was a huge success in helping all of us all get a grasp of what it takes to move to NY and why it’s worth it.
Wonderful program with very strong organization and a very impressive turnout. This was definitely helpful in our transition and initial business development here in NYC.
The program confirmed what I first just imagined, that NYC is a vibrant place for tech companies, the community, the environment… it certainly had impact on my decision to come to NYC.