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Yard Labs

Yard Labs

Yard Labs is the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s piloting program, designed to accelerate the commercialization of emerging technologies that improve the lives of city dwellers. By providing a unique 300-acre testbed in the heart of New York City, our program gives companies a path to market validation with opportunities for data collection, user feedback, strategic partnerships, and more.

Supporting the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s core mission of equitable job creation, Yard Labs actively champions minority- and women-owned businesses, and it offers successful pilots the opportunity to expand into leased space.

Is Yard Labs right for my company?

Yard Labs has a civic-minded focus. We welcome companies developing products or services in the following fields:

  • Decarbonization
    • Electric Vehicles
    • Proptech
    • Carbon reduction/capture
    • Energy storage/development
  • Resiliency
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Micromobility
  • Efficient transport solutions
  • Data, communications, and connectivity

Asset types

The Brooklyn Navy Yard has a diverse set of urban environments in which to pilot.

  • Private streets
  • Waterfront
  • Frontier tech tenant ecosystem
  • 6.5M SF of predominantly industrial space
  • Building stock ranging from legacy industrial buildings to state-of-the-art Class A office space

Yard Labs Process

Following the completion of an intake form and confirmation of programmatic alignment, BNYDC will set up a site visit, and the applicant will submit a scope of work for consideration and approval. The scope of work feeds directly into a term sheet and subsequent license agreement before the pilot can commence.

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Yard Labs Questionnaire