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Promoting innovation in OSW to ensure that new technologies and research are generated in New York City

NYCEDC will work with a breadth of private and public entities to leverage the city’s second-largest global tech ecosystem, robust startup environment, and R&D institutions to promote innovation that supports our vision for an equitable OSW industry in New York City.

We will support the development of cutting-edge technologies, intellectual property, home-grown firms, and R&D to lower the levelized cost of offshore wind energy. In alignment with our vision to lead with equity, we will invest in innovation that creates well-paying and accessible local jobs to individuals from all backgrounds, generates shared equity for a broad base of New Yorkers, builds the capacity of local academic institutions, and democratizes research.

Recent Milestones

Offshore Wind Innovation and R&D Request for Information (RFI): In June 2022, NYCEDC released a RFI to solicit information on potential capital projects that could be supported by the City and enable local OSW innovation that bolsters the City’s status as a hub for OSW; strengthens our position as innovators in cross-sectoral, enabling technologies; and generates shared equity for a broad base of New Yorkers, including residents of Environmental Justice Areas. NYCEDC received 14 submissions from a broad range of industry partners to inform the organization’s OSW innovation strategy.

Offshore Wind Innovation Hub

The Offshore Wind Innovation Hub is an initiative that cultivates the next generation of offshore wind technologies to accelerate the construction of offshore wind infrastructure. It is supported by NYCEDC, led by the OSW developer Equinor in partnership with bp, and is operated in collaboration with Urban Future Lab at NYU Tandon School of Engineering and National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium. The first cohort was selected in summer of 2023.

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