Resources

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Academic Courses / Entrepreneurship Training

5/1/19
Sponsored by The Allstate Foundation, the Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs (MWEE) program is a joint venture by the UB School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) and the UB Center for Urban Studies designed to construct a pathway that enables minority and women entrepreneurs to move their companies from fledgling stages of growth to the next stage of development.
4/22/19
BLASERs work across UB campuses to increase awareness of programs under Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars. 
4/22/19
Buffalo Student Sandbox is a program for student entrepreneurs to work with venture coaches and attend facilitated learning sessions aimed at refining venture ideas. 
4/22/19
Champions for Change is a practical, project-based, research-intensive course that explores the role of community engagement in community-based planning and design efforts.
5/1/19
The Core Program is CEL’s flagship program and provides entrepreneurs a ten-month journey to assess their professional and personal goals, and work with peers and mentors to create a plan for long-term success and accountability.
4/22/19
Design and Entrepreneurship is a three-credit course that explores the power and impact of design as a component of entrepreneurship from an interdisciplinary perspective.
4/22/19
Design Process and Methods is a three-credit course for entrepreneurial-minded engineering students that examines core concepts and activities relating to design.
4/22/19
The Entrepreneurship and Small Business Class is a lecture-based three-credit course that will provide students with valuable insights into how entrepreneurs start and grow companies. 
5/1/19
The Entrepreneurship Lab course offers coaching, networking opportunities and exposure to venture capitalists for students who have entrepreneurial ideas and are ready to take them to the next level.
10/23/19
The world needs doers — graduates who can apply their learning to real-world contexts and challenges, assessing needs and opportunities, and adding value through innovation and collaboration. Your majors and degrees are important, but why stop there? The Experiential Learning Network will help you to customize your education through project-based collaboration.
4/22/19
The Family Business Podcast is a monthly podcast starting in Fall 2019 that focuses on the unique challenges of family businesses.
4/22/19
The Global Innovation Challenge brings together students, faculty and community members from various disciplines to learn about and develop strategies to address significant and persistent global health challenges. 
4/22/19
Inclusive Launch Foundry is an accelerated training and internship program to help students from diverse backgrounds refine business ideas and gain practical experience in a start-up. 
4/22/19
Innovation Sprints are a monthly challenge for students to find novel solutions to real-world business challenges put forth by a partnering company or organization. 
4/22/19
This course offers a good primer for students considering entrepreneurship as a career.
4/22/19
The Key Persons Leadership Development Program is a fee-based certification program for coaching key persons and developing the next generation of leaders.
4/22/19
The Mastering Your Financial Reports Program helps business owners and key strategic decision makers understand their financial reports to ensure long-term financial stability and success.
4/22/19
Entrepreneurial students will learn strategies for successful product design and marketing in this three-credit course. 
4/22/19
This program pairs action-oriented MBA and Master of Social Work students together for an eight-week internship at a local mission-driven organization where they work together to address pressing social issues and make a positive impact on the WNY community. Following principles of entrepreneurship and sustainable innovation, students apply lessons learned in the classroom to find novel solutions to real-world societal challenges. 
7/1/19
Taking Care of Business Webinars discuss relevant trends, challenges and opportunities for small business owners.
4/22/19
The Technology and Entrepreneurship Class will walk students through the process of starting a new technology-based venture, as students obtain an overview of how to take an idea from generation to commercialization. 
4/22/19
From idea formulation to product commercialization, this course will teach students about the nuts and bolts of starting a technology-driven venture. 
4/22/19
This course will expose students to innovative thinking around a big idea or challenging issue of the day.
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Business Services

5/17/19
The Entrepreneurship Law Center (e-Law Center) will provide legal services to entrepreneurs and startups who are not yet ready or able to engage outside legal counsel.
5/1/19
SWIFT allows industry-sponsored research partners to lock in preferred licensing terms at the contract stage by paying an upfront Preferred Terms Fee.
4/22/19
Committed to cultivating strong and sustainable businesses, The Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) connects the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences with public and private businesses to provide results-oriented technical assistance, consulting and training for sustainable operational improvements.
4/22/19
With the University at Buffalo being home to world-class faculty, students and facilities critical to the development of many early stage businesses, the WNY Incubator Network (WIN) can help incubator clients navigate these resources through one-on-one meetings to assess a company's needs.
4/22/19
Through this WNY Incubator Network (WIN) program, incubator companies can access a network of vetted, trusted services providers—experienced and skilled in working with startup companies—offering pre-negotiated, discounted rates as part of their affiliation with the WIN.
4/22/19
A program of the WNY Incubator Network (WIN), the Embedded Consultants Program connects scalable, technology-based incubator client companies with outside experts; and cost shares the expense of their services to achieve specific milestones in the companies’ development.
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Coach / Mentor / Advisor

5/1/19
Sponsored by The Allstate Foundation, the Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs (MWEE) program is a joint venture by the UB School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) and the UB Center for Urban Studies designed to construct a pathway that enables minority and women entrepreneurs to move their companies from fledgling stages of growth to the next stage of development.
4/22/19
Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars offers resources and tools for students, faculty, staff and alumni that help them consider and jumpstart a career as an entrepreneur.
5/1/19
The CEL Mastery Forum is a professionally facilitated group that provides support and guidance for growth-minded entrepreneurial leaders. The Forum offers both individual coaching and peer support to support the entrepreneur in finding exponential growth in critical areas of their business and life.
5/1/19
The Core Program is CEL’s flagship program and provides entrepreneurs a ten-month journey to assess their professional and personal goals, and work with peers and mentors to create a plan for long-term success and accountability.
4/22/19
Software and Design Coaches help student innovators consider future customer demand and needs from a design and technical perspective.
5/24/19
Venture coaches provide confidential, one-on-one mentoring and support to student entrepreneurs.
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Competitions

4/22/19
The Aging Innovation Challenge invites students and faculty to generate innovative solutions to assist older adults and their caregivers in completing activities of daily living.
4/22/19
In the Bulls Launch  business idea competition, students give a 90-second elevator pitch for a chance to win up to $1,500. 
4/22/19
The Entrepreneurs Festival offers product demos, networking opportunities and a pitch competition.
4/22/19
Erie Hack is a data and engineering competition designed to find innovative solutions to Lake Erie's biggest challenges. 
5/1/19
This annual competition connects innovative students with coaching and entrepreneurial resources that can help launch a future business.
4/22/19
The Three Minute Thesis competition trains PhD students to present their research to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.
4/22/19
Toolbox offers pitch deck and business plan templates, articles and videos, and other resources to support student and faculty entrepreneurs at various stages in the process of starting a business. 
4/22/19
Organized by the Western New York Consortium of Higher Education, the Student 2 Biz Challenge's goal is to help launch student businesses grounded in innovation, research and strong mentorship while providing an economic boost to the the WNY economy.
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Events / Clubs / Networking

4/22/19
Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars offers resources and tools for students, faculty, staff and alumni that help them consider and jumpstart a career as an entrepreneur.
4/22/19
Buffalo Startup Weekend brings together entrepreneurial students, faculty and alumni to share business ideas, form teams, create prototypes and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs over the course of three days.
4/22/19
The Entrepreneurs Festival offers product demos, networking opportunities and a pitch competition.
4/22/19
Faculty Founders Forum (FFF) is a series of monthly lunch meetings that offers regular engagement directly with faculty who are involved or interested in start-ups, technology transfer and/or commercialization activity. 
4/22/19
Genome Day is an annual event that introduces Buffalo Public School eighth grade students to genomics and provides an opportunity to learn about genomic-related careers.
4/22/19
How I Built This is a monthly fireside interview with a successful local entrepreneur. 
4/22/19
UB Inve[n|s]t is a club for innovators at UB that provides a space for team formation, brainstorming, mentoring and connections. 
4/22/19
Matchboard helps connect individuals for the purpose of building teams with the diverse talent needed to be successful. 
4/22/19
Networking events help entrepreneurs connect with like-minded individuals to support development of ideas and ventures. 
4/22/19
She Started IT is an event that engages 6th to 10th grade female students from across the WNY community, along with UB students, faculty and alumni, to inspire girls to explore careers in computers, technology and entrepreneurship. 
5/1/19
UB Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships hosts this series of events to provide information sharing and networking opportunities for technology and life science start-up companies.
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Funding / Venture Capital / Tax Incentives

3/24/20
The Holm Fund is a technology commercialization accelerator fund that offers grants and commercialization resources that help transfer new technologies out into the market where they can benefit the public good. 
2/11/20
The Buffalo Innovation Accelerator Fund is a technology commercialization accelerator fund that helps transfer new technologies into the market where they can benefit the public good.
2/11/20
Buffalo Innovation Seed Fund is an early-stage, evergreen venture capital fund dedicated to funding and growing the next generation of outstanding businesses in Buffalo. 
2/11/20
The Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics (BIG) helps big data and life sciences companies reach growth milestones at an accelerated rate by connecting them to technical expertise, talent, state-of-the-art facilities and access to in-house biomedical and bioinformatics experts, high-tech genomic and proteomic equipment, big data computing solutions and funding that advances molecular diagnostics tests, companion diagnostics, therapeutic agents and precision medicine techniques to tailor treatment options and improve health outcomes.
5/1/19
Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI) awards matching grants to faculty members engaged in innovative materials-related research with an industry partner.
10/14/19
The University at Buffalo (UB), Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Rochester have joined together to form the Empire Discovery Institute (EDI), a powerful new drug discovery partnership that aims to convert the institutions’ scientific breakthroughs into viable pharmaceuticals for commercialization and strengthen the region as a hub for life sciences research and development.
5/1/19
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs offer entrepreneurs federal funding for research, development and commercialization of innovative technologies.
5/1/19
TAF provides funding to support the advancement of SUNY innovations from the lab to the marketplace.
5/1/19
A program of The Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE), grant funding from the Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR) program helps companies improve market posture, employee retention and job creation by subsidizing the cost of faculty and /or student research that develops new technologies or advances product development and testing.
2/11/20
The Center for Advanced Technology in Big Data and Health Sciences (UB CAT) nurtures business partnerships by providing matching funds for applied university research and development support in big data and health sciences.
4/22/19
The Western New York Incubator Network is a collaborative effort of ten business incubators from New York's Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara Counties that helps startups by linking them to the vast talent and resources at the University at Buffalo.
4/22/19
A program of the WNY Incubator Network (WIN), the Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) assistance program links quality SBIR/STTR applicants with outside experts to submit timely, high-quality proposals to relevant federal agencies.
4/22/19
Through this program of the WNY Incubator Network (WIN) (a New York State-designated Innovation Hot Spot), a NYS-enabled set of tax incentives are available to incubated ventures in their first five years of operation that include five years of state sales tax credits, income tax credits for the company, and for its principals. 
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Incubator / Coworking Space / Makerspace

5/1/19
UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS) offers leading edge resources to life sciences companies and research institutions to help them take R&D to the next level, whether they are creating new discoveries or preparing a new or improved product or service for marketplace launch.
5/1/19
Located at Baird Research Park on UB’s North Campus, this 40,000-square-foot, FDA-compliant facility provides incubator space, laboratory facilities, educational programs, mentors, and a network of experts to support early-stage companies with scalable potential.
5/1/19
TenX co-working space in UB Incubators offers entrepreneurs a chance to share ideas and get advice in a nurturing environment, helping create a seamless pipeline.
4/22/19
The Western New York Incubator Network is a collaborative effort of ten business incubators from New York's Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara Counties that helps startups by linking them to the vast talent and resources at the University at Buffalo.
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Opportunities to Speak, Mentor or Invest

4/22/19
Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars offers resources and tools for students, faculty, staff and alumni that help them consider and jumpstart a career as an entrepreneur.
4/22/19
The Entrepreneurs Festival offers product demos, networking opportunities and a pitch competition.
5/1/19
The Entrepreneurship Lab course offers coaching, networking opportunities and exposure to venture capitalists for students who have entrepreneurial ideas and are ready to take them to the next level.
11/26/19
There are many opportunities to get connected and involved with startups and growing the economy. Developing ideas and commercializing from lab to market is our mission. We are actively seeking experts to help support our goals. From Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs), Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and mentors, you can make a difference for startups looking for help from experts, like you. 
4/22/19
Faculty Founders Forum (FFF) is a series of monthly lunch meetings that offers regular engagement directly with faculty who are involved or interested in start-ups, technology transfer and/or commercialization activity. 
4/22/19
How I Built This is a monthly fireside interview with a successful local entrepreneur. 
2/11/20
UB's free I-Corps Site Program gives innovators seed funding, mentoring and other resources to move technologies from the lab into customers' hands. 
4/22/19
Inclusive Launch Foundry is an accelerated training and internship program to help students from diverse backgrounds refine business ideas and gain practical experience in a start-up. 
4/22/19
She Started IT is an event that engages 6th to 10th grade female students from across the WNY community, along with UB students, faculty and alumni, to inspire girls to explore careers in computers, technology and entrepreneurship. 
4/22/19
Techstars offers a worldwide network, events, and start-up services to help student entrepreneurs connect with mentors, potential investors and others who can help them successfully launch and grow their business.
4/22/19
A program of the WNY Incubator Network (WIN), Pitch Prep is an in-person and online continuum of programming to help incubator companies learn how to successfully pitch their startup to potential investors.
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Programs

4/22/19
Buffalo Startup Weekend brings together entrepreneurial students, faculty and alumni to share business ideas, form teams, create prototypes and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs over the course of three days.
5/1/19
A program of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL), this professionally facilitated small group meets two hours a month—offering entrepreneurs a safe forum to find support, discuss challenges and opportunities and find guidance to achieve both personal and professional goals.
5/1/19
The CEL Mastery Forum is a professionally facilitated group that provides support and guidance for growth-minded entrepreneurial leaders. The Forum offers both individual coaching and peer support to support the entrepreneur in finding exponential growth in critical areas of their business and life.
5/1/19
Workshops are held for businesses interested in learning about the services and capabilities of the Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI) and Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships (BEP).
4/22/19
Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars' Entrepreneurship Skill Building Workshops focus on building skills of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.
4/22/19
Faculty Founders Forum (FFF) is a series of monthly lunch meetings that offers regular engagement directly with faculty who are involved or interested in start-ups, technology transfer and/or commercialization activity. 
2/11/20
UB's free I-Corps Site Program gives innovators seed funding, mentoring and other resources to move technologies from the lab into customers' hands. 
4/22/19
Inclusive Launch Foundry is an accelerated training and internship program to help students from diverse backgrounds refine business ideas and gain practical experience in a start-up. 
4/22/19
These working sessions enable SBIR/STTR applicants and recipients to connect and learn from experienced awardees and program experts. 
5/1/19
UB Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships hosts this series of events to provide information sharing and networking opportunities for technology and life science start-up companies.
4/22/19
A program of the WNY Incubator Network (WIN), Pitch Prep is an in-person and online continuum of programming to help incubator companies learn how to successfully pitch their startup to potential investors.
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Research and Equipment

7/2/20
The University at Buffalo Biorepository Program advances discovery and innovation in health care by providing a unique resource of high-quality, highly annotated biospecimens.
4/22/19
The Center for Computational Research (CCR) is a leading academic supercomputing facility that maintains a high-performance computing environment, high-end visualization laboratories and support staff with expertise in computing visualization and data analytics.
4/22/19
Centered on establishing knowledge discovery in materials science by harnessing the tools of information and data science, this interdisciplinary department aims to transform the training and education of materials scientists and engineers to address society's need for significant acceleration of design and discovery of new materials, emergent properties, and processing strategies in a socially responsible manner.
10/14/19
The University at Buffalo (UB), Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Rochester have joined together to form the Empire Discovery Institute (EDI), a powerful new drug discovery partnership that aims to convert the institutions’ scientific breakthroughs into viable pharmaceuticals for commercialization and strengthen the region as a hub for life sciences research and development.
4/22/19
Located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus at the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS), the UB Genomics & Bioinformatics Core (GBC) is the area’s first sequencing service provider, offering a wide range of genomic and epigenomic services on multiple platforms.
4/22/19
The Institute for Healthcare Informatics (IHI) is a secure computing center — compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) — that stores, aggregates and innovatively analyzes health care data to apply medical informatics in clinical and academic settings.
5/1/19
UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS) offers leading edge resources to life sciences companies and research institutions to help them take R&D to the next level, whether they are creating new discoveries or preparing a new or improved product or service for marketplace launch.
5/1/19
Located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus at the Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS), the Proteomics & Bioanalysis Core serves as a regional resource for UB and regional investigators, providing state-of-the art instrumentation and expertise in proteomics and biopharmaceutical analysis.
5/1/19
UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS) has leading edge resources, including shared equipment and software, available to life sciences companies and research institutions to take R&D to the next level, whether creating new discoveries or preparing a new or improved product or service for marketplace launch. 
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Startup Services

9/22/19
Through the Entrepreneur-In-Residence program, seasoned executives share experience, skills and acquired knowledge with early-stage companies.
5/17/19
The Entrepreneurship Law Center (e-Law Center) will provide legal services to entrepreneurs and startups who are not yet ready or able to engage outside legal counsel.
4/22/19
Incubator Client Update Meetings offer entrepreneurs an opportunity to meet with incubator staff and the startup team to discuss progress towards goals and business advancement.
4/22/19
Scaling Up™ - Strategic Planning is a two-day interactive workshop for business owners and their leadership team to learn the basics of creating a clear roadmap for a business that can be used to make decisions for upcoming years. 
5/1/19
SUNY Insure helps faculty entrepreneurs and companies affiliated with SUNY incubators manage the financial risks of early-stage business development by providing required insurance coverage at discounted rates.
4/22/19
Through Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships (BEP), industry can connect with UB faculty, researchers and students; university-based technology; and research that supports industry innovation, growth and competitiveness. BEP can help you commercialize and grow by connecting you to knowledge, facilities and funding.
4/22/19
The Western New York Incubator Network is a collaborative effort of ten business incubators from New York's Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara Counties that helps startups by linking them to the vast talent and resources at the University at Buffalo.
4/22/19
Through this WNY Incubator Network (WIN) program, incubator companies can access a network of vetted, trusted services providers—experienced and skilled in working with startup companies—offering pre-negotiated, discounted rates as part of their affiliation with the WIN.
4/22/19
A program of the WNY Incubator Network (WIN), the Embedded Consultants Program connects scalable, technology-based incubator client companies with outside experts; and cost shares the expense of their services to achieve specific milestones in the companies’ development.
4/22/19
A program of the WNY Incubator Network (WIN), the Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) assistance program links quality SBIR/STTR applicants with outside experts to submit timely, high-quality proposals to relevant federal agencies.
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Talent / Careers / Internships

4/22/19
BLASERs work across UB campuses to increase awareness of programs under Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars. 
4/22/19
Students in the School of Management can use Bizlink to find jobs and internships and register for career events.
4/22/19
Bullseye powered by Handshake connects students and alumni to jobs and internship opportunities while connecting hiring employers to the talent they need. 
5/1/19
Through the Career Experience Program, students at UB are matched with regional manufacturers and life science companies seeking talent.
4/22/19
The Entrepreneurs Festival offers product demos, networking opportunities and a pitch competition.
4/22/19
Inclusive Launch Foundry is an accelerated training and internship program to help students from diverse backgrounds refine business ideas and gain practical experience in a start-up. 
5/1/19
Innovation Assistants are paid graduate students that work in the Technology Transfer Office conducting intellectual property and market opportunity assessments with the objective of commercializing UB innovations.
5/1/19
A Law Externship offers law students a for-credit opportunity to get practical experience in drafting and negotiating contracts or conducting intellectual property assessments in a university-based technology transfer office.
4/22/19
Matchboard helps connect individuals for the purpose of building teams with the diverse talent needed to be successful. 
4/22/19
This program pairs action-oriented MBA and Master of Social Work students together for an eight-week internship at a local mission-driven organization where they work together to address pressing social issues and make a positive impact on the WNY community. Following principles of entrepreneurship and sustainable innovation, students apply lessons learned in the classroom to find novel solutions to real-world societal challenges. 
4/22/19
With the University at Buffalo being home to world-class faculty, students and facilities critical to the development of many early stage businesses, the WNY Incubator Network (WIN) can help incubator clients navigate these resources through one-on-one meetings to assess a company's needs.
4/22/19
The Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program offers financial assistance and professional development opportunities for entrepreneurial-minded students with a commitment to advancing economic development in the Western New York region.
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Technology Licensing / Commercialization

10/14/19
The University at Buffalo (UB), Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Rochester have joined together to form the Empire Discovery Institute (EDI), a powerful new drug discovery partnership that aims to convert the institutions’ scientific breakthroughs into viable pharmaceuticals for commercialization and strengthen the region as a hub for life sciences research and development.
5/17/19
The Entrepreneurship Law Center (e-Law Center) will provide legal services to entrepreneurs and startups who are not yet ready or able to engage outside legal counsel.
5/1/19
EXL Express License offers an expedited licensing process for student and faculty start-up founders who are ready to move their technology forward into a start-up company.
11/5/19
We help you take your research from lab to market or assist with all the opportunities in between including intellectual property protection, licensing and commercialization. One of our primary roles is to  protect intellectual property developed by UB faculty, staff and students. Technology Transfer helps you avoid adverse circumstances that could harm the value of your intellectual property. 
5/1/19
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs offer entrepreneurs federal funding for research, development and commercialization of innovative technologies.
5/1/19
SWIFT allows industry-sponsored research partners to lock in preferred licensing terms at the contract stage by paying an upfront Preferred Terms Fee.
4/30/20
The UB Technology Transfer (TT) office guides researchers as their discoveries and inventions become new products and services, and negotiates contracts with industry.
2/11/20
The Center for Advanced Technology in Big Data and Health Sciences (UB CAT) nurtures business partnerships by providing matching funds for applied university research and development support in big data and health sciences.