UB Technology Transfer

At the University at Buffalo, innovative technology is developed through the creative pursuits of our faculty, staff and students and through targeted research in collaboration with industry partners. Technology Transfer facilitates new technology commercialization and industry sponsored research projects that help companies solve problems and grow.


The Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR) promotes the development and transfer of technology, innovations and expertise from the university to the marketplace spurring the establishment and growth of new business enterprises. STOR’s three divisions—Intellectual Property, Funding, and Commercialization—provide business leaders, researchers, and entrepreneurs with easy access to UB’s extensive resources and expertise.

Supporting Scholarly Excellence

  • New project identification
  • Funding opportunities
  • Proposal development, review and submission
  • Partnership with investigators and agencies to present fundable research
  • Management of research awards for the life of the project

Contributing to Job Growth and a Diversified Economy

  •  Protection of intellectual property
  • Assistance with technology transfer
  • Launch of start-ups
  • Innovation for business growth
  • Regional attraction of knowledge / creative workers

Creating Collaborations

  • Shared equipment and facilities
  • Strategic partnerships with institutions and investigators
  • Results, expertise and stories communicated to multiple audiences

Ensuring Compliance in a Regulatory Environment

  • Up-to-date policies from sponsoring agencies
  • Federal regulations and university guidelines
  • Forms for maintaining research compliance

Services Provided

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Technology Grants

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Research Projects

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Technology Transfer (Specialty)


  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Industry Specific


  • Lab Space

Product Development

  • R&D Support

Regulatory Compliance

  • Codes
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Government Requirements
Contact Information
Jeffrey Dunbar
520 Lee Entrance
Suite 109, UB Commons
Buffalo, NY 14228