Additional Funding & Incentives

Talk to us about other funding and incentives.

We are here to help you achieve your goals and take your ideas to the next level. This page lists some of the programs and resources that are available to help you access the funding and incentives you need at every stage of your business.

UB-related funding & incentive programs


Set up a new business, expand, or relocate to New York State and you, your employees and your company could pay no state taxes for 10 years. Read more about START-UP NY resources available through UB.

Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

A great partner for business leaders and entrepreneurs to build innovation in the Buffalo Niagara region, Business and Entrepreneur Partnerhips can help you tap into the resources you need throughout UB:

Buffalo Institue for Genomics and Data Analytics (BIG)

BIG was created in 2014 to provide informatics and biomedical expertise to advance genomic medicine.  The intentions are for BIG to become a community asset which provides operational resources to create innovation and new jobs among its partners and industry.

Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition

This competition gives UB students from science, technology, business and other disciplines the opportunity to maximize their potential and create viable businesses in Buffalo Niagara.

The Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE)

Committed to cultivating strong and sustainable businesses, TCIE connects the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences with public and private businesses, enabling them to survive and thrive. TCIE provides results-oriented technical assistance, consulting and training for sustainable operational improvements.

For example, since 2004, UB TCIE has helped Aurubis Buffalo meet company goals with UB’s technical resources. TCIE’s operational excellence approach, through statistical analysis and Six Sigma training and consultation, is solving problems to save millions of dollars each year.

With TCIE’s Executive-on-Loan program, The Mentholatum Company is meeting and sustaining its self-identified improvement goals. Access to the expertise and outside perspective of a Lean professional is increasing productivity with a dedicated work team, expanding capacity and increasing the potential for new business.

TCIE's Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR)

SPIR fills a critical gap in existing State industrial assistance programs by providing technically advanced multidisciplinary assistance, helping companies improve market posture, employee retention and job creation.

UB's Directed Energy Program

This NYSERDA funded program, managed by UB's Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR), seeks to facilitate the emergence and growth of an alternative energy technology and business cluster in WNY.

Western New York Incubator Network (WIN)

WIN is a collaborative effort of business incubators that expands entrepreneurial services, helps startups, and grows wealth in our region.

Partner programs