Where Discovery Works


The UB Technology Incubator is home to UB’s Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR), which plays a vital role in promoting research at the university.

As a premier public research university, the University at Buffalo is also home to one of the nation’s first–and most successful–incubators of its kind.

The UB Technology Incubator provides critical support to the UB and Buffalo Niagara research communities, giving emerging companies access to key services including FDA-compliant facilities, office space, wet labs and networking opportunities.

“START-UP NY brings together the best of New York, from our world-class universities and colleges, our highly trained and talented workforce, all our beautiful natural assets, combined with the added benefit of offering businesses the opportunity to operate completely tax free.”

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo

A unique partnership

The Technology Incubator has played an indispensable role for UB, helping the university make significant progress in commercializing UB researcher inventions, providing opportunities for economic development throughout Western New York, and improving the quality of life for people all over the world. The UB Foundation supports the Technology Incubator, which is located in Baird Research Park across from UB’s North Campus, through an innovative partnership between New York State, UB and the University at Buffalo Foundation Incubator, Inc. (one of our specialized affiliates).


The Technology Incubator is a tax-free zone under New York State’s START-UP NY initiative, which helps connect private industry with UB researchers and facilities. In addition to leveraging the university’s academic and research strengths, START-UP NY helps create opportunities for students in the form of internships and jobs. Several START-UP NY companies are operating out of UB’s Technology Incubator, with more on the way in the future.

Impacting 500+ jobs

UB’s Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR)—a key resource located in the Technology Incubator—has helped dozens of individuals and organizations; more than 500 people are employed by companies that have been assisted by STOR. Through STOR, companies have developed life-changing technologies in various fields, including:
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental science
  • Lasers
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Photonics
  • Software
  • Synthetic intelligence