Ed Reinfurt

Director, Division of Science, Technology and Innovation, Empire State Development Corporation


Edward Reinfurt, formerly the Executive Director of the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology, and Innovation (NYSTAR), currently serves as Director of the Division of Science, Technology and Innovation within the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC).

Uniting the missions and capabilities of NYSTAR and ESDC recognizes that innovation and technology are an integral part of the state's economic development efforts.

The 2011-2012 state budget for ESDC continued funding for the state's five Centers of Excellence, fifteen Centers for Advanced Technology and ten Regional Technology Development Corporations (RTDC's)

Prior to his appointment at NYSTAR, Mr. Reinfurt served as Vice President of the Business Council of New York State, Inc. The Business Council represented more than 3,000 member businesses, chambers of commerce and professional and trade associations.

Mr. Reinfurt is a graduate of the University at Albany of the State University of New York.

Workshop Program
updated: 2011-10-19