UB Incubators – Grow your Startup

Innovators Meet UB Incubators.

The UB Incubators @ CBLS and @ Baird, providing support to startups

Entrepreneurs make meaningful connections at University at Buffalo incubators, where innovations transform into profitable ventures.  

Currently accepting applications for both UB Incubators

Here is where:

  • Growth startups access affordable spaces, support, business expertise and student talent to accelerate success.
  • Entrepreneurs who value diversity, inclusion and equity collaborate with others, celebrating their differences as strengths. 
  • Bold thinkers, dreamers and doers make bettering the world their life’s work, creating lasting impacts in the Western New York community and beyond.
Coworking Space.

UB Incubators offer affordable co-working space for early stage entrepreneurs, who are not yet ready to rent physical space but value the support available in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Office Space.

Office Space

UB Incubators offer flexible office spaces and terms; start small and expand as your startup grows.

Lab Space.

Lab Space

UB Incubators feature flexible, well-equipped labs to help your startup finalize development of your product. Amenities vary by location.

Services & Amenities:


Affordable Membership & Rental Rates

To locate with like-minded entrepreneurs


Flexible Space Options & Terms

Start with co-working space and grow into dedicated offices or
labs as needed


Office Furnishings

Most spaces furnished, you may provide additional pieces as needed


Access to Programs, Events and Support Services

Get your product or service to market faster


Access to Expertise & Student Talent from UB and Innovation Hub Partners


Access to Conference Rooms & Event Space

AV Equipped


Access to Secure Mailbox, Wifi, Print & Copy Services

Additional fees
may apply


Tenant Services

Custodial Services, Reception Services (including package and mail handling) and Loading Dock Access


Common Kitchenette

With coffee, tea and healthy snacks


Health & Wellness Programs

For you and your team


24/7 Secured Access


Tax Free Option

Designated START-UP NY and WIN (WNY Incubator Network) Sites – separate application required

Lab Access Includes:

BSL2 Space

Lab Amenities

Inclusive of compressed air, natural gas, lab grade water, vacuum and emergency generator backup

Chemical Hazardous Waste Disposal*

Dark Room with Developer*

Liquid Nitrogen*

* Available at Incubator @ CBLS only


Shared Instruments*

Autoclaves and Washers*

Ultra Low Freezers*

Walk-In Cold Room*

Wet/Dry Ice*

Millipore Water System*

ISO 7 Certified Multidisciplinary Positive Pressure Clean Room (daily fee)*

Need labs for your R&D projects? UB also offers labs, facilities and specialized equipment for product analysis, testing and prototyping. 

UB Incubators are OPEN to safely support our startups, tenants & visitors

health and safety.

Help us keep the incubators open and our startups growing by following these health & safety protocols.

  • Visitors are discouraged with virtual meeting encouraged
  • Masks are required in all common areas
  • Hand Sanitizers are placed strategically throughout the facilities
  • Meeting and co-working spaces are arranged to support social distancing with reduced capacity
  • Startups are required to follow UB, NYS and CDC protocols within their individual spaces, including following their NYS Safety Plan

Apply to the UB Incubators or our co-working space when you're ready to work with an experienced team and build business collaborations. Learn More: Eligibilty & Application Process →


Incubator @ CBLS


Located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
701 Ellicott St, Buffalo NY

The UB Incubator @ CBLS will expand the ability to serve startups in Downtown Buffalo.

The CBLS is also home to Core Service Facilities that provide technology assets and expertise to support industry growth in the focus areas of Genomics, Proteomics, Computational Research & Biobanking.

1st Floor Reception.

1st Floor: Reception

2nd Floor: Kitchenette.

2nd Floor: Kitchenette

2nd Floor: Collaboration.

2nd Floor: Collaboration

2nd Floor: Concierge.

2nd Floor: Concierge

2nd Floor: Common Area / Co-Working Space.

2nd Floor: Common Area / Co-Working Space

2nd Floor: Flexible Space.

2nd Floor: Flexible Space / Event Space

UB Incubator

Incubator @ Baird

Vacancies Available

Located on North Campus
1576 Sweet Home Rd, Amherst NY

The Incubator @ Baird has helped more than 200 companies move their ideas to reality.

Learn more about our resources and programs:

Blackstone LaunchPad.

Student Entrepreneurship

Set your ideas in motion. Our entrepreneurship program helps
students succeed. Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars is
a campus-based entrepreneurship program designed to introduce entrepreneurship as a viable career path.  

I-Corps Site Program.

Customer Discovery

Learn how to conduct customer discovery and identify potential market fit. Leverage customer feedback to determine if your idea has the power to grow and expand into a business or licensing opportunity.

E-Law Center.

Legal Assistance for Startups

The Entrepreneurship Law Center (E-Law) provides quality services to early-stage, high-growth ventures in conjunction with leading practitioners and law firms.



The Incubator @ CBLS is part of the Innovation Hub initiative, a collaboration between UB and our partners that connects innovators and entrepreneurs to the resources needed to start and grow companies in Western New York.