UB Incubators – Grow your Startup

Innovators Meet UB Incubators.

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

University at Buffalo incubators offer affordable, flexible spaces, programs and support for technology based startups created by the Innovation Hub partner’s faculty, researchers, students or staff.

Currently accepting applications for both UB Incubators

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.

UB Incubators are OPEN to support our startups, tenants and guests

Social Distance. Wash Your Hands. Wear a Face Mask. Feel Sick? Stay Home.
  • Masks are required in all common areas
  • Startups are required to follow UB, NYS and CDC protocols within their individual spaces, including following their NYS Safety Plan 
  • Hand Sanitizers are placed strategically throughout the facilities
  • All visitors must log-in on entry
  • Visitors are discouraged with virtual meeting encouraged
  • Meeting and co-working spaces are arranged to support social distancing with reduced capacity

Please help us keep the incubators open and our startups growing by following these protocols.

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 UB Faculty Expertise & Student Talent


Access to Conference Rooms & Event Space

AV Equipped


Access to Secure 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. 


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 @ Baird

Vacancies Available

Located on North Campus
1576 Sweet Home Rd, Amherst NY

The Incubator @ Baird was one of the nation’s first bioincubators in 1988 and has helped more than 200 companies commercialize their technologies.


Incubator @ CBLS


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

The UB Incubator @ CBLS will expand the ability to serve technology and life-science based startups on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. 

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.

2020 Floor Plan.
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

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.

Innovation Hub Partner Institutions

University at Buffalo.
Kaleida Health.
Roswell Park.
Jacobs Institute.

Technology based startups, interested in affiliating with an Innovation Hub partner, are also eligible to apply.