UB CAT

Sponsored by Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR), the UB Center for Advanced Technology in Big Data and Health Sciences (UB CAT) is one of 15 designated Centers in the state dedicated to leveraging University resources to drive company growth.

UB’s CAT specifically focuses on the intersection of big data and health sciences, particularly as it relates to drug development, medical devices, diagnostics tools and healthcare IT.   

The UB Center for Advanced Technology in Big Data and Health Sciences (UB CAT) project funds are applied to collaborative research projects between UB faculty and New York State health sciences companies that utilize big data to drive innovation.  All companies awarded CAT funding are required to provide matching funds toward their project, which is capped at a ratio $1:$1.50 for small companies (<100 employees) and $1:$3 for large companies (>100 employees).

UB CAT works with companies across the health sciences spectrum, including:

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical informatics
  • Diagnostics
  • Medical devices
  • Healthcare IT
  • Research and development products or services

Specifically, UB CAT provides access to:

  • R&D project funding assistance through an annual RFP and rolling applications
  • R&D expertise, facilities and equipment
  • Business development assistance
  • Workforce development programming
  • Outreach and networking opportunities

The UB CAT project application is open to any company representative and researcher who meet the project requirements.

  • Company representatives — If you have a potential project, please contact us directly to facilitate introductions with appropriate University at Buffalo Principal Investigators, if needed.
  • Researchers — If you have a potential project and a target New York State company, please contact us directly to facilitate engagement with the UB CAT program.
To contact UB CAT program staff

email UBCATProgram@buffalo.edu