Faculty / Researcher Resources

Academic Courses / Entrepreneurship Training

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. 

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.

Coach / Mentor / Advisor

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.

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
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. 

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
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
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
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.

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.
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
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. 

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.

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.
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
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.

Programs

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
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.

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. 

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
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
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.

Talent / Careers / Internships

4/22/19
The Entrepreneurs Festival offers product demos, networking opportunities and a pitch competition.

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.