Programs and services to grow or start your business

Growing a business can be an arduous task, whether you're a startup or an established business. Our programs and services offer ways to engage with the research community or business coaches who are experts at spurring innovation and R&D. Besides know-how, tap into funds to work on projects, hire an intern, license a technology or cultivate an idea. Explore all the ways we can help you be more successful.

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Secure matching funds for research and development support through the Center for Advanced Technology in Big Data & Health Sciences.


Reach growth milestones with access to biomedical, genomic and big data expertise and equipment through the Buffalo Institute for Genomics & Data Analytics.

Materials Informatics.

Leverage cutting-edge materials science, big data analytics and advanced manufacturing expertise through our Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics.

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Leverage UB’s talented pool of over 30,000 students to solve your business challenges.

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With UB SWIFT, reduce transaction time and eliminate lengthy, costly negotiations to quickly license cutting-edge technologies.


Access infrastructure and experts in software development, artificial intelligence and data analytics at our Center for Computational Research.

Build your business and connect with a diverse network of entrepreneurs in our two business incubators—the Incubator @ CBLS downtown and the Incubator @ Baird near North Campus.


Advance your discoveries and give them room to grow with fully equipped laboratories and specialized amenities in our life sciences incubator spaces.

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Take your research to the next level with state-of-the art instrumentation and expertise in our Genomics and Bioinformatics Core.

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Fuel your research with state-of-the art instrumentation and expertise in proteomics and biopharmaceutical analysis in our Proteomics & Bioanalysis Core.


Our integrated, enterprise-level biorepository program offers biospecimen processing and storage services to support healthcare research and development.


Start, expand, or relocate your business in New York State and you, your employees and company could pay no state taxes for 10 years through START-UP NY.


Get up to $100,000 in pre-seed startup capital and help from experienced entrepreneurs through the UB Cultivator.

E-Law Center.

Tap into legal services at our Entrepreneurship Law Center if you're not ready to engage outside counsel, but still need quality legal guidance.

Accelerator Fund.

Move technology innovations with commercial potential closer to market with support from the Buffalo Innovation Accelerator Fund.

Seed Fund.

Take your business to the next level with up to $250,000 from our venture capital fund, the Buffalo Innovation Seed Fund.

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Join a collaborative of new business in the Western New York Incubator Network, which expands entrepreneurial services and helps startups grow.


Find product-market fit and gain insights into your idea's ability to expand into a business or licensing opportunity through the I-Corps Interior Northeast Hub

Convert scientific breakthroughs into viable pharmaceuticals for commercialization through Empire Discovery Institute—a powerful partnership to help overcome key challenges faced in drug discovery.


Start your own business or explore entrepreneurship as a career path with expertise and resources from Startup and Innovation Collaboratory (CoLab) powered by Blackstone LaunchPad, our student entrepreneurship program.