Providing a seedbed for young, start-up, technology driven business.
The UB Technology Incubator at Baird Research Park began in 1988 as a partnership between UB, the UB Foundation and New York State. As one of the nation’s first bioincubators, it offered office space and wet labs. Its purpose was to help commercialize the inventions of UB while also supporting non-UB companies and contributing to the economic development of our region.
From its inception, the 40,000-square-foot facility was FDA compliant, a critical first step for companies developing either pharmaceutical products or medical devices. Today it remains one of the few facilities in Western New York to offer such space to emerging companies. Current incubator companies and graduates represent technologies in industries ranging from software, engineering, synthetic intelligence and environment to education, lasers, photonics and pharmaceuticals.
In September 2012, UB STOR opened the Biosciences Incubator downtown in the Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC). This 4,000 square foot incubator on the fifth floor of the CTRC has six offices, three wet labs, meeting space and access to a café along with incubation services. The Biosciences Incubator offers the same services, systems and procedures as those offered and used at the UB Technology Incubator at Baird Research Park.
The Directed Energy program facilitates the growth of an alternative energy technology and business cluster in Western New York. This NYSERDA supported program is managed by the University at Buffalo Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR) and partners with many other technology and business assets in New York State.
UB also offers labs, facilities and specialized equipment for product analysis, testing and prototyping.