Brooklyn incubator Urban Future Lab opens to support cleantech startups

By VCPOST Staff Reporter

Mar 17, 2014 06:39 AM EDT

Cleantech startup incubator Urban Future Lab has now opened in downtown Brooklyn. This project was done in partnership with NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), according to Epoch Times.

NYCEDC President Kyle Kimball said of the newly opened project: "Supporting the Urban Future Lab supports promising startups focused on green technologies, helping them overcome the obstacles they face while providing affordable space, mentorship, opportunities to showcase their innovations, and interact with the venture capital community."

According to Commercial Observer, the Urban Future Lab is a 10,000-square-foot structure located at the 19th floor of the Downtown Brooklyn campus of the NYU School of Engineering. The incubator aims to support startups in the clean technology industry. It will run a combined incubation, job training, and educational programming program for the said startups. The incubator will be able to accommodate a maximum of 20 startups and 50 public school teachers for their annual training program, the report detailed.

Urban Future Lab is now accepting applications from cleantech startups worldwide, Epoch Times reported.

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