Who Can Help?


Growing a business can be an arduous task, whether you're a start-up or an established business.

The university aims to make that task easier by providing executives and entrepreneurs with access to valuable resources. Below, we have compiled a list of useful resources to help you grow your business.

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Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS)


At UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS), we connect high-potential partners to a vast array of resources. Whether you are a scientist looking for world-class facilities, or a company that needs R&D assistance, we can help. 

Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI)


The Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI) is at the forefront of the materials and manufacturing revolution, leveraging UB’s cutting edge materials science, big data analytics and advanced manufacturing expertise to drive critical R&D activities that directly impact private sector growth.

Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships

Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships helps UB achieve its full impact as a major economic engine transforming the innovation economy of Western New York, New York State and beyond by stimulating an atmosphere that fosters and rewards innovation, collaboration and community.

UB Incubators

Baird Research Park.

The UB Incubators facilitate innovation by helping researchers turn discoveries and inventions into products and services that benefit our communities. Additionally, the UB Incubators provide incubator space and services while fostering university-industry partnerships that boost business.

Buffalo Institute for Genomics & Data Analytics (BIG)

Michael Buck's lab.

The Buffalo Institute for Genomics & Data Analytics (BIG) is advancing genomic medicine and supporting innovation and new job growth in the life sciences industry. Its cross industry collaborations are leading to national excellence.

Tim Murphy in lab.

GEM is redefining humanness and empowering people with the tools to understand personal health issues. From arts to biological sciences, from computers to law, the diverse viewpoints will help revolutionize the emerging field of personalized medicine.

Community for Global Health Equity (CGHE)

global health scholars.

CGHE focuses on social, economic, political and environmental factors that contribute to global health inequities. It influences policymakers, funders and practitioners addressing problems ranging from child survival and development to refugee health.

3-d printing.

SMART is partnering with area companies in advanced manufacturing and design to help shape education and national policy. It looks at next generation technologies and processes for customizable production.

Creating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

UB appreciates our diverse partners co-located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Together we provide the expertise, resources, facilities and support that are turning downtown Buffalo into a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Partnering Organizations in Building the Ecosystem



43North is part of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion initiative, which is driving new economic opportunities throughout Buffalo and Western New York. The competition gives out $5 million in cash prizes each year to some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs and startups from around the globe.

Buffalo Manufacturing Works

Buffalo Manufacturing Works.

Buffalo Manufacturing Works is a one-of-a-kind resource center for advanced manufacturing. It helps businesses to innovate, expand into new markets or boost productivity. Its collaborative network is designed to give businesses the tools they need to grow, improve and compete — while stimulating economic development throughout Western New York.

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC)


The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) is a consortium of the region's premier health care, life sciences research and medical education institutions, all located on 120 acres in downtown Buffalo. The BNMC is dedicated to the cultivation of a world-class medical campus for clinical care, research, education and entrepreneurship. 



dig, a project of the BNMC, Inc., is the place for innovation in Buffalo. It’s a coworking space that offers affordable workspace, access to mentors and opportunities for collaboration while allowing its members to be part of an entrepreneurial ecosystem that fosters productivity and success.

Erie Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Erie SBDC.

The Erie Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at SUNY Buffalo State provides management and technical assistance to start-up and existing small businesses throughout Erie County and the Niagara Frontier. The SBDC’s knowledgeable and experienced staff provide expert one-to-one counseling, training, and instructional programs to help small businesses succeed. 

Niagara Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Niagara SBDC.

The Niagara County Community College (NCCC) Small Business Development Center is part of a network of statewide assistance centers supported by the Small Business Administration and the State University of New York. The Niagara SBDC provides management and technical assistance. Services include business planning, development of marketing and global strategies, cash-flow projections, and financial analysis. The SBDC is staffed by knowledgeable, experienced professionals who can provide you with expert individualized counseling to help you grow your business.

Z80 Labs


Z80 Labs is an Internet­-focused technology incubator, providing entrepreneurs the ability to build new and innovative tech companies in Buffalo. Z80 Labs and its local sponsors provide office space and offer a wide array of services including educational programs, mentorships and various amentities as well as expert advice from renowned industry advisors.