Our Mission

arts performance.

Creative and performing arts help UB faculty, students and staff discover the world from diverse perspectives.

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development advances the university’s scholarly and economic enterprises by nurturing research endeavors and entrepreneurial pursuits within the institution and community, furthering UB’s ambition to be recognized among the Top 25 public research universities in the nation.

Supporting Scholarly Excellence

  • Funding opportunities
  • Proposal development, review and submission
  • Partnership with investigators and agencies to present fundable research
  • Management of research awards for the life of the project

Bolstering Job Growth and a Diversified Economy

  • Protecting intellectual property
  • Assisting with technology transfer
  • Launching startups
  • Fostering business growth attracting creative minds to the region

Fostering Industry Collaborations

  • Sharing state-of-the-art facilities and equipment 
  • Strategic partnerships with institutions and investigators
  • Results, expertise and stories communicated to local and national audiences

Managing and Ensuring Research Compliance

  • Up-to-date policies from sponsoring agencies
  • Federal regulations and university guidelines
  • Forms for maintaining research compliance

Research and Partnerships

The Office of the VPRED enables greater collaboration across campus while also encouraging industry and community involvement. These strategic alignments generate more innovative thinking in addressing complex scientific and social issues. OVPRED offices support researchers across campus from concept to commercialization, and entrepreneurs going from lab to market.

Units at a Glance

Office of Research Advancement provides training in grantsmanship and helps faculty develop competitive proposals.

Sponsored Projects Services helps submit external proposals and manages grants and contracts.

Technology Transfer protects faculty discoveries, helps with commercialization, and assists industry/university agreements

Explore Research Compliance, the Clinical Research Office and Laboratory Animal Facilities to leverage funding guidelines and regulations.

Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships is the go-to team for entrepreneurs, mature companies, and startups to connect and collaborate with UB.

UB Incubators provide a seedbed for young, technology-driven businesses that start at UB or in the community.