UB may authorize the use of its space and facilities for appropriate commercial purposes. External groups and organizations can rent space by entering into an agreement with UB, known as a Facilities Use Agreement or Revocable Permit, which provides the terms and conditions for use of campus facilities.
Commercial use of space means the use of university space or facilities for profit or potential profit, including research by public or private entities.
These guidelines and procedures apply to non-UB entities that want to use university space or facilities on state-owned property for commercial use specific to their needs.
The guidelines do not apply to the commercial use of space or facilities within athletic venues; The Center for the Arts; Slee Hall; the Science, Technology Transfer, and Economic Outreach (STOR) incubator; special and student events; and construction-related projects. The commercial use of space or facilities agreements for these areas includes procedures specific to the area and require compliance with all terms and conditions of the particular agreement.
UB encourages and allows the use of its space and facilities for commercial purposes when use does not interfere with campus operations.
Commercial use of university space shall:
Commercial use of university space shall not:
|Type of Request||Funding Source||Time Period||Procurement's Approval Required|
|Academic Course Contract||All||Predetermined start and end dates||Yes*|
|Facilities Use Agreement||Research Foundation||2 years or less||Yes*|
|Revocable Permit||State||More than 30 days or revenue is equal to or greater than $25,000||Yes*|
|Revocable Permit||State|| |
Less than 30 days or revenue is under $25,000
Special terms and conditions apply
|Occasional Use Permit||State||30 days or less||No*|