Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of University at Buffalo's New Downtown Incubator

March 19, 2021

Incubator at the Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences Will Accelerate Startups from Formation to Market Launch

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the University at Buffalo today announced the grand opening of UB's new business incubator in downtown Buffalo. The Incubator at the Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences is designed as a collaborative and diverse network that provides entrepreneurs with the support and tools needed to move from concept to formation to profit. 

"New York State is working tirelessly to increase commercialization of new technologies that will ultimately grow private investment and jobs where the ideas originated," Governor Cuomo said. "The Incubator @ CBLS brings together the best and brightest in the tech industry and will grow Western New York's innovation economy, helping us build back stronger from the COVID crisis and move the regional economy forward." 

"Buffalo has a storied legacy as a robust center of innovation," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "The University at Buffalo's Incubator @ CBLS will further add to this legacy by providing the ecosystem needed to support entrepreneurship, and cultivate and nurture startups. New York remains committed to growing the tech economy, creating good paying jobs in Western New York, and leading the way for a better post-pandemic future." 

The Incubator @ CBLS is one component of the larger Innovation Hub, a $32 million initiative funded by New York State through Governor Cuomo's Buffalo Billion initiative that supports startup formation and growth in partnership with UB, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Jacobs Institute, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) and Kaleida Health.

Read the full press release here.