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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the biotech/biomed business incubation and acceleration program at the Central New York Biotech Accelerator - CNYBAC.  Our streamlined process to bring you into the Program is as follows:

Our license rate for dry/wet lab space is set at $20/$25 per square foot for the first year.  (see the Client Accelerator Application PDF Icon for subsequent years)

  • Calculation:  (SF * Rate)/12 months = Monthly License Fee
  • Additional charge for Hazardous Waste Removal, Refrigeration/Freezer, and glasswasher/sterilizer

Steps to Apply:                                                         

  1. Complete the Client Accelerator Application PDF Icon, include a copy of your Business Plan if you have one and forward to either: or
  2. If you need assistance developing a Business Plan, we provide a template below.
  3. For long-term clients (1 year licensee's), we ask that you become a CNYBAC Program Partner.  Program Partners help to inspire collaboration.  You can elect to be a mentor, presentor, innovation evaluator, host an intern, etc. 
  4. Upon receipt of your completed Application and Plan, we wil lprovide you with our standard Client Accelerator Agreement for your review and contact you to schedule a meeting at the CNYBAC in order to answer your questions, provide information about insurance you will need, program partnership, and provide you and your colleagues with a tour.
  5. After your meeting, if your program is accepted and you would like to join us - we will execute the Client Accelerator Agreement and an Incubator Plan which we will work with you to complete.

Client Accelerator Application PDF Icon

Business Plan Template

If you need assistance with developing your business plan,  David Bull from the Small Business Development Center External Icon (SBDC) may be able to assist you. / 315-470-1973

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: 

            Kathy Pazaras
            CNYBAC Building Manager

            Kathi Durdon
            CNYBAC Director of Operations