Our Story


Harlem Biospace is a community of biotech innovators and scientifically-minded citizens who will build a frictionless model for turning revolutionary biotech ideas into products that solve real health problems. There is no industry sector more in need of innovation than health and biotech. But unlike software, biotech research requires wet-lab space and expensive equipment. Can we reduce the barrier for turning biotech ideas into products? Can we inspire the next generation of talented scientists to work on health technologies?

We think there is room for a new model to address these challenges. That begins with our space in NYC, where inventors can share an environment, equipment, and ideas with one another. The incubator is located in a traditional industrial area in Harlem now undergoing a dramatic transformation. NYC has nine major academic medical centers, with the second highest level of federal National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding of all cities in the the country. NYC also has one of the nation’s largest investor communities. Our vision is take early-stage ideas from local research universities and innovators, and help turn them into viable companies — right here in NYC.