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Academic & Community Partners

At UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS), our academic partners — most of which are also within the University at Buffalo — provide key resources including equipment, expertise and access to university assets. Community partners contribute to the overall health and well-being of the population, and help us improve the quality of life in Buffalo and beyond.  

If you would like to become a community partner, please contact:

Kim Grant
Business Development Executive

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Academic Partners

CMI drives innovation and R&D to grow critical industries such as advanced manufacturing, life sciences and energy — helping new and existing businesses become more competitive through technology innovation and facilitate economic development. CMI is one of the driving forces behind Buffalo Manufacturing Works, leveraging UB’s expertise and resources to advance development of manufacturing technology in our region. Currently, CMI is located within the CBLS. 

UB CAT supports university-industry collaboration in research, education and technology transfer. UB CAT is located within the CBLS. 

UB’s Office of Economic Development (OED)

The OED is an agent for growth and enterprise in our community, helping UB achieve its full impact as a major economic engine by fostering a relationship between the university’s research at CBLS, and its applied commercial development. The OED acts as a partner for business leaders and entrepreneurs to build innovation in our region. 

The CCR is a leading academic supercomputing facility, providing UB and the CBLS with high-performance computing, visualization resources and educational outreach. In addition, the CCR also fosters economic development and job creation within WNY by providing industry and private companies with access to advanced computing resources. 

UB's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL)

The mission of the UB Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership is to unlock human potential, create jobs, inspire wealth and invigorate the greater Western New York economy and community through entrepreneurial development.

Established in 1987, the CEL provides participants with individualized and interactive education in entrepreneurship. More than 1,400 CEL alumni employ more than 22,000 Western New Yorkers, and their businesses are worth more than $2 billion to the local economy.

UB's Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach [STOR]

The UB Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR) facilitates innovation. It helps researchers turn discoveries and inventions into products and services that benefit our local and global communities. STOR also fosters university-industry partnerships that boost business.

The Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC)

The GCEDC continues to collect state-wide and national awards for their economic development strategy execution and progressive business friendly approach.  In the last decade the GCEDC has attracted over $900 million of private capital investment and almost 4,000 jobs.  Shovel-ready sites like the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park, home to Alpina Foods and Muller Quaker Dairy, and the Buffalo East Technology Park, home to Yancey’s Fancy, have solidified Genesee County’s place on the national stage as a leader in food and beverage industry attraction.  Building off of these recent successes, the GCEDC has turned their eye to creating a semiconductor industry cluster here in Western New York focused around the evolving Science and Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP).  STAMP is a  1,50 acre mega site designed specifically for the semiconductor and advanced manufacturing industries, can accommodate over 6.1 million in manufacturing and has the potential to bring over 10,000 jobs to the community upon full build out. 

Community Partners

Invest Buffalo Niagara is an organization of public and private entities that acts as a business gateway for companies entering the Buffalo Niagara region.

The CBLS is located on this growing campus, which includes other organizations dedicated to the cultivation of a hub for world-class clinical care, research, education and entrepreneurship in downtown Buffalo.