Founded in 2015, Innovate Long Island is a digital media company covering and promoting the Long Island innovation economy.
We take the broadest editorial viewpoint of “innovation” – new thinking from student inventors and entrepreneurial startups and the Island’s biggest companies, and the amazing science coming from the region’s world-class research laboratories and universities, and the business-incubation system looking to commercialize it all.
Innovate LI also supports public and private efforts to promote a single regional economy – an evolution from Long Island’s defense-industry heyday to a modern business ecosystem incorporating biosciences, software, composite materials, high-tech manufacturing, clean energy and other leading 21st century industries.
That includes support for STEM education programs, stronger ties to New York City’s mighty tech and financial markets, infrastructure development, workforce housing, transit-oriented downtowns and other critical issues that promote new socioeconomic development.
Innovate LI reporting is available free online, with three weekly e-newsletters emailed to subscribers – each a rundown of our original reporting, Island-wide networking schedules and other headlines from across the national and global innovation markets. Our annual Innovator of the Year awards program recognizes local inventors, researchers, entrepreneurs and executives making Long Island such a hotbed of innovation.