Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

Innovations from UB & its affiliate partners from lab and classroom to the market through new startups.

Innovation Hub — $32M award marks the state’s second Buffalo Billion investment dedicated to building Buffalo’s entrepreneur ecosystem. Empire State Development is partnering with UB, Roswell, Jacobs Institute, HWI, and Kaleida Health to help commercialize technologies generated through their research.

Whether you’re just starting out or have an established business, we can help you grow.  Connect with our vast network of resources to move your efforts forward. Collaborate on R&D projects, access state-of-the-art equipment, leverage student talent or partner with world-class researchers to support the commercialization of your ideas and drive innovation to market.

Everyday victories happen here!

UB’s Business and Entrepreneur Partnership office is helping create a seamless and nurturing entrepreneurial ecosystem in Western New York through licensed technology, incubation facilities and programs, educational workshops and presentations, mentoring, seed grant funding when partnered with university faculty, and opportunities to meet with and pitch to investors.

UB’s investment in fostering local companies will bolster Buffalo’s reputation as one of the country’s most entrepreneurial cities. The research and work being done in Buffalo through these businesses will help solve current and future problems leading to local, national and global impact. 

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The primary goal of the Innovation Hub is to dramatically accelerate commercialization of technology
Be a Part of the Innovation Hub

The Innovation Hub has exciting mentor, investor and career opportunities.

We are actively seeking a Director of the Hub. For more information about the Hub and to get involved, contact us today. 

START-UP NY

UB leads New York State in attracting companies for START-UP NY, which lets business owners operate 100% tax-free for 10 years.