Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships (BEP)

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Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships (BEP) builds bridges between academia and industry, helps commercialize new technology and provides students with opportunities for experiential learning and employment.

Whether you are a startup or a mature company, we work to connect you with technical expertise, cutting-edge technology, incubation space, talent, mentoring, funding resources and networks to start or grow your business.

  • We’re on a mission to build public-private partnerships. We work to earn everyday victories thanks to our business-friendly approach.
  • We help researchers turn new discoveries, innovations and unique ideas into commercial applications and help launch faculty and student-led start-ups.
  • We also guide business-university partnerships and help facilitate university/industry opportunities that support research collaborations, projects and licensing agreements.

Connect with our vast network of resources to move your efforts forward. Collaborate on R&D projects, access state-of-the-art equipment, leverage student talent or partner with world-class researchers to support the commercialization of your ideas and drive innovation to market.

Amazing innovations happen everyday.

 

Businesses connect with research. Researchers connect with industry and funding partners. Students connect with opportunities for growth. 

The Innovation Hub moves innovations from labs, classrooms and clinics to the marketplace by connecting entrepreneurs to resources.

Connect ideas to action with the Innovation Hub.

Major Initiatives Include:

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Innovation Hub - with a $32M award marking New York State’s second Buffalo Billion investment, BEP has developed and manages the Innovation Hub initiative which connects faculty, students and business to entrepreneurial and innovation-focused resources. Its primary goal is to dramatically accelerate the commercialization of technologies generated at UB, Hauptman-Woodward, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Kaleida Health and Jacobs Institute through the start-up and growth of technology companies in Buffalo Niagara.

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External Expert Recuitment - Use your passion to help grow Buffalo's innovation economy. There are many opportunties to get connected and involved with startups and growing the economy. Developing ideas and commercializing from lab to market is our mission. We are actively seeking experts to help support our goals. From entrepreneurs in residence (EIRs), subject matter experts (SMEs) and mentors, you can make a difference for startups looking for help from experts, like you. 

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Empire Discovery Institute - EDI represents a $47 million not-for profit drug discovery and development collaborative formed between the University of Rochester, UB and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. EDI’s goal is to advance drug discovery throughout New York by harnessing the state’s wealth of academic capital and providing resources and expertise needed to convert groundbreaking discoveries into life-changing treatments and medicines.

 

Read about some of our winning partnerships:

Amazing innovations happen everyday.

 

Businesses connect with research. Researchers connect with industry and funding partners. Students connect with opportunities for growth. 

The Innovation Hub moves innovations from labs, classrooms and clinics to the marketplace by connecting entrepreneurs to resources.

Connect ideas to action with the Innovation Hub.

Read about the power of partnerships in the 2016-2017 Impact study.

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