The University at Buffalo Office of Science, Technology Transfer, and Economic Outreach (STOR) is UB’s interface between the inventive work of the faculty and students, and the applied commercial development that brings the fruits of that work to benefit society. STOR is helping to build a 21st-century economy for the Buffalo-Niagara region based on bioscience and information technology. STOR’s three main functions — intellectual property protection, funding and commercialization — provide easy access to UB’s extensive resources and expertise and, through best practice services, effectively transfer the discoveries of UB to benefit the public and contribute to regional economic development.
The New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CoE) was created to serve as a hub of life sciences expertise and innovation in Upstate New York, facilitating economic development via partnerships with government, academia and industry around the world. Its mission is to study the mechanistic processes involved in human disease, with the goal of developing diagnostics tools and therapeutic interventions, preventative treatment and other disease management devices and processes to improve the health and well-being of the population. More than 100 scientists with biological, physical and computational expertise are engaged in interdisciplinary translational research with CoE collaborators.
The mission of the New York State Center for Engineering Design and Industrial Innovation (NYSCEDII) is to develop next-generation design, manufacturing, product and process development tools that best exploit new information, visualization and simulation technologies for the benefit of the industrial base of New York State and the UB academic community. The center emphasizes visualization, interactive environments, cyberinfrastructure, and advanced design theory and methodology to address complex analysis and design problems, and promote innovation in product design and manufacturing.
Directed Energy seeks to facilitate the emergence and growth of an alternative energy technology and business cluster in Western New York. This NYSERDA-funded program is managed by the University at Buffalo Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR) and is a partnership of many technology and business assets in the western end of New York State.
The Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development (OVPRED) and its constituent units have overall responsibility for the university’s research enterprise. It seeks to stimulate an atmosphere that fosters and rewards creativity, collaboration and community. The OVPRED provides support for campus-wide research efforts; advocates on behalf of research needs and resources; and maximizes the benefits of UB’s research to the scholarly community, and to the quality of life in Western New York, the state and the nation.
The Center for the Arts Video Production Group is a professional television and video outlet dedicated to enhancing communication about the Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo and affiliated groups. The group collaborates with a wide range of university clients to produce videos for marketing, development, education and entertainment.
Since 1923, the UB School of Management has built an impressive reputation as one of the best schools of business in the world. Recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni, the school has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates.
The UB Alumni Association (UBAA) is a volunteer-led international organization providing support for and services to more than 220,000 alumni worldwide that seeks to build pride, spirit and tradition. The UBAA creates and promotes lifelong bonds with graduates and works to inspire them to care about the past, present and future of UB.