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UB President Satish Tripathi: UB at center of thriving entrepreneurship hub
"Through our extensive faculty expertise, our longstanding engagement in the community, and our established record of student and faculty entrepreneurial collaborations—in areas ranging from the life sciences and materials science to IT and sustainability—UB has created a dynamic environment where entrepreneurship can grow and flourish."
"We've created an exceptionally small and extraordinarily powerful device that converts light into energy. The potential applications are exciting because it could be used to produce everything from more efficient solar panels to more powerful optical fibers."
"This is an entirely new idea that no one else has proposed. We think it's very likely that other animals utilized this route ... Now that we have evidence of these animals (sea otters) moving through Mexico, we can now look for evidence of other animals doing the same."
Successful startup communities ... "all have strong ties to research institutions and universities as sources of innovation. They also have early stage venture capital and connections ... The Hub brings this together to help accelerate the number of new inventions spinning out of our institutions into startups that grow WNY."