UB Incubators - Grow your Startup

UB Incubator @ Baird and UB Incubator @ CBLS.

The UB Incubators @ Baird and @ CBLS, providing support to technology based startups.

University at Buffalo incubators offer affordable, flexible spaces, programs and support for technology based startups created by the Innovation Hub partner’s faculty, researchers, students or staff at UB, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Center, the Jacobs Institute or, Kaleida Health. Technology based startups, interested in affiliating with an Innovation Hub partner, are eligible to apply.

The UB Incubator @ Baird  has helped more than 200 companies since opening in 1988. The UB Incubator @ CBLS, opening summer 2020, will expand the ability to serve technology and life-science based startups on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Learn more about UB's Incubators:

Services and amenities include:
  • Affordable Membership / Rental Rates
  • Flexible Space Options and Terms to enable quick growth and graduation – start with co-working space and grow to dedicated offices or labs as needed
  • Locate with like-minded entrepreneurs
  • Office Furnishings: most spaces furnished; client may provide additional pieces as needed
  • Common Kitchenette with coffee, tea and healthy snacks
  • Access to Conference Rooms (AV equipped) & Event Space 
  • Access to Programs, Events & Support Services to help you get your product or service to market
  • Access to UB Faculty Expertise & Student Talent
  • Health & Wellness Programs for you and your team
  • 24/7 Secured Access
  • Reception Services including package and mail handling
  • Custodial Services
  • Access to Secure Wifi, Print & Copy Services*
  • Designated START-UP NY and WIN (Western New York Incubator Network Hot Spot) operate tax free

    *additional fees may apply

Lab Access includes:

  • BSL2 Space
  • Lab Amenities inclusive of compressed air, natural gas, lab grade water, vacuum and emergency generator backup
  • Biosafety Cabinets (cell culture hoods)**
  • Chemical Hazardous Waste Disposal**
  • Dark Room with Developer**
  • Liquid Nitrogen**

    **available @ CBLS only

Optional equipment for a fee at the Incubator @ CBLS (additional fees apply):

  • Shared Instruments
  • Autoclaves and Washers
  • Ultra Low Freezers
  • Walk-in Cold Room
  • Wet/Dry Ice
  • Millipore Water System
  • Access to the Loading Dock
  • CBLS ISO 7 Certified Multidisciplinary Positive Pressure Cleanroom (daily fee)

UB Incubator @ Baird and UB Incubator @ CBLS both offer unique locations with connections to UB expertise and programs – faculty, students, the Entrepreneurial Law center plus more early-stage opportunities

The UB Incubators offer affordable co-working space for early stage entrepreneurs, who are not yet ready to rent physical space but value the support available in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Core Services Facilities

The UB Incubator @ CBLS is also home to Core Service Facilities that provide technology assets and expertise to support industry growth in the focus areas of Genomics, Proteomics, Computational Research and Biobanking.

Who is eligible? And how do I apply?

Apply to the UB Incubators or our co-working space when you're ready to work with an experienced team and build business collaborations. Complete the inquiry form here.

You’ll be invited to meet our startup team for a get-to-know-you session and tour. If we think you're a good fit for our community, we'll invite you to apply.

Current Resident Clients at UB Incubator @ Baird 

Dozens of start-ups have graduated from UB Incubators, many succeeding in a competitive business environment. See a list of our graduates.

This business-savvy incubation team is ready to nurture your company through its vulnerable stages.

Inquire about Incubator

If interested in incubator space or services, please complete the Incubator Inquiry form. 

Need labs for your R&D projects?

UB also offers labs, facilities and specialized equipment for product analysis, testing and prototyping. 

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