Initiatives

 

The Mayor's Office of Technology and Innovation facilitates citywide coordination and collaboration on technology issues, serves as a catalyst for and advises agencies on innovation, and interacts with the wider New York City technology ecosystem.

Growing Tech Talent

Computer Science for AllThis historic $81 million public-private partnership will help ensure that every single public school student has access to computer science education within the next 10 years.

Tech Talent Pipeline: Launched by Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2014, the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline is a $10 million industry partnership designed to support the growth of the City’s  tech sector and prepare New Yorkers for 21st century jobs. The Tech Talent Pipeline works with public and private partners to define employer needs, develop training and education models to meet these needs, and scale solutions throughout the City, delivering quality talent for the City’s businesses and quality jobs for New Yorkers.

Tech Education K-12: In 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $20-million investment in new devices and software to increase classroom connectivity, and a $650 million capital investment in wiring City schools and securing new hardware that keeps pace with New York City's emerging tech ecosystem.

Tech Education CUNYIn 2014, the City announced plans to invest an additional $20M to expand STEM programs at the City University of New York (CUNY), reaching 5,000 students in its first year. Funding was increased to $29M in fiscal year 2016 and is slated to expand to $51M in fiscal year 2017.


Broadband Connectivity

Call for Innovations: The City of New York is seeking bold ideas and innovations to help bring high speed internet access - and the opportunities that come with it - to all New Yorkers.

Broadband TaskforceComprised of a diverse group of industry leaders from the private, academic, and nonprofit sectors, the Broadband Taskforce will partner with the City's technology leadership and advise on the development and implementation of a citywide broadband strategy.


Innovation + Open Government

Open Government: Together in partnership with BetaNYC, Citizens Union, Dev Bootcamp, Ontodia, Socrata, and Sunlight Foundation, the City of New York is seeking to transform more than 4,000 data archives into a valuable tool to understand the trends and patterns surrounding City operations and forge a smarter, more effective city fit for the 21st Century. To learn more or join the effort, visit the City's GitHub site at:https://github.com/CityOfNewYork/CROL-PDF. Also check out the following links.

Open Data (https://nycopendata.socrata.com/
Developer Portal (https://developer.cityofnewyork.us)
Github Page (https://github.com/cityofnewyork)

NYC Big Apps: BigApps is a competition that empowers the sharpest minds in tech, design, and business to solve NYC's toughest challenges. 


Economic Opportunity

.nyc: With the historic launch of .nyc web address, the City of New York became the first city in the country with a class of generic top-level domain names (gTLDs), creating new opportunities to support local businesses, organizations, and residents, and establishing an unprecedented level of geographic authority to the digital sphere.

Neighborhoods.nyc: In a further effort to inspire meaningful use and development of the .nyc namespace, the City of New York created Neighborhoods.nyc, an open application process for community groups to receive a premium neighborhood domain name like Harlem.nyc, Astoria.nyc or ParkSlope.nyc. The City has reserved roughly 400 neighborhood names across the five boroughs in order to create online hubs for civic engagement, online organizing, and information-sharing. The neighborhood sites utilize a data-driven template that shows real-time information within a certain area. To be eligible for a .nyc neighborhood name, organizations must be registered as a not-for-profit, public benefit corporation or local development corporation, and be located within the neighborhood for which the .nyc domain name is sought.  More detailed information is available here.

Digital.nycBringing together every company, startup, investor, event, job, class, blog, video, workspae, accelerator, incubator, resource and organization in the five boroughs, Digital.nyc is the official online hub of the New York City startup and technology ecosystem. It is the result of a unique public/private partnership between the office of Mayor Bill de Blasio, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, IBM, Gust, and over a dozen leading NYC-based technology and media companies.

Doing Business with the City of New YorkA guide for startups, minority and women-owned enterprises, and other small businesses. Download the full guide here.