UB nurtures entrepreneurship and helps students succeed. If you’re curious about starting a business, our programs and events will introduce entrepreneurship as a viable career path. If you have an idea, we have resources and mentors to develop your concept and take the next steps. If you've formed a company, we'll provide insight and guidance to grow and scale.



UB helps innovators move research from lab to market. We assist with the in-between steps, including intellectual property protection and licensing. Our Technology Transfer office facilitates commercialization, working with you and external industry partners to bring the fruits of UB innovation to the world.

Businesses & Entrepreneurs.


UB collaborates with startups and mature organizations to drive innovation and flourish. Our Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships team is your direct line to UB's world-renowned resources. We’ll connect you with student talent, research expertise, joint R&D projects, cutting-edge technology to license, funding opportunities, mentors, incubation space and more.

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Join the exciting and fast-paced startup world as BEP adds team members to support our business incubator and startup operations, programs and administration. View Open Positions →

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Innovation News
UB, partners open new business incubator on medical campus

Located in the Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS), the incubator is UB’s latest addition to the startup ecosystem on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

UB incubator gives new push to startup growth

The University at Buffalo’s new $7 million downtown incubator represents the region’s latest step toward promoting the growth of startups.

Funding, support in drug discovery, development

The Empire Discovery Institute is designed to help overcome key challenges typically faced by researchers in academia.

Buffalo Billion logo.

Thanks to New York State, Buffalo Billion is providing funding to the University at Buffalo in support of the Innovation Hub initiative. This generous support is being used to fund an incubator at the Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS), the Buffalo Innovation Fund investment fund and entrepreneur supports and programs.

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