Incentives

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Keeping up with the competition in a changing business environment is a challenge for any company, whether a start-up trying to gain traction or a mature business striving to stand out with an invention. We can connect you to grant opportunities and incentives to ease the obstacles.

Grant funding from the Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR) program subsidizes access to UB technical assistance, helping you foster breakthroughs with technological advances so you can lift your market share, create jobs and grow your business.

Life sciences companies can receive a boost from the UB Center for Advanced Technology in Big Data & Health Sciences (UB CAT), which provides funding and infrastructure. One of 15 NYSTAR-sponsored Centers for Advanced Technology in New York, it supports the commercialization of new inventions.

The START-UP NY program (SUNY Tax-free Areas to Revitalize and Transform Upstate NY) is giving a boost to communities across New York State by providing new companies with a vast support network. Companies have access to UB resources, facilities, students, alumni and more.

UB has created UB SWIFT to reduce the transaction time and lengthy negotiations frequently involved in the standard licensing process of faculty-generated intellectual property.

A UB Small Business Innovation Award can help faculty move from Phase I to Phase II federal funding of a SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) or STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer Research) grant.