June 28, 2022
Gateways to the East: Brooklyn and Long Island City

A recent NYC City Planning study of the NYC Metro Life Science economy concluded that the NYC Metro area, which includes New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, enjoys the largest life science economy in the United States and the 2020 Census data shows it growing faster than many other regions of the country.

This Sponsored Seminar Series showcased each of the new life sciences developments and subclusters in the NYC Metro Life Science marketplace to educate a national audience about the strength of the market and new opportunities for collaboration and location. All of these subclusters are growing up around existing academic institutions and new, private life science developments in neighborhoods.

Each neighborhood touched on has its own distinct social, cultural, and recreational flavor. The Seminar Series ran for eight episodes from January through September 2022, each covering different life science subclusters. Episode 6 focused on Brooklyn and Long Island City.

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Brooklyn Builds Bio event

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Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Nancy J Kelley, Founding Member, NYC Builds Bio+, President and CEO, Nancy J Kelley + Associates
  • Alicia Aniello, General Manager, New York, Triumvirate Environmental

Sara Nejad, BDC Alumni and Product Realization Specialist, Newlab

Brooklyn Navy Yard
Ashley Mays, Senior Vice President, Head of Leasing, Brooklyn Navy Yard

Industry City
BioBAT and SUNY Downstate Biotechnology Incubator

  • Eva Cramer, PhD, Vice President of Biotechnology & Scientific Affairs, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
    Long Island

Long Island Association and Accelerate Long Island
Stacey Sikes, VP Government Affairs and Communications, Long Island Association, and Chairman of the Board, Accelerate Long Island

NYS Center for Biotechnology, NIH Research, Evaluation, and Commercialization Hub, and BARDA DRIVe Technology & Business Accelerator
Diane Fabel, PhD, Director of Operations

Stony Brook University
Peter Donnelly, PhD, Associate Vice President for Technology Partnerships

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Andrew Whiteley, Vice President, Business Development and Technology Transfer

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Episode 1: Overview of the NYC Metro Life Sciences Economy and Subclusters
Episode 2: Emerging Life Science Subclusters in the NY Metro Area on Midtown West and Long Island
Episode 3: Midtown East and Manhattanville
Episode 4: Hudson Square and Jersey City
Episode 5: Mount Sinai and Academic Alley
Episode 6: Gateways to the East: Brooklyn and Long Island City
Episode 7: Gateways to the North: From the Bronx to Westchester
Episode 8: Gateways to Connecticut