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.

Materials Informatics.

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

Accelerator Fund.

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


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.

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

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.