Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

SMART — UB's Center of Excellence in Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robobtic Technologies — is one way in which students and faculty engage with industry to solve challenges of the knowledge economy.

The University at Buffalo is a rich resource for economic development throughout Western New York and the state.

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


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