Buffalo’s history of innovation and entrepreneurship is
still alive. UB is playing a key role in creating a new
knowledge-based economy for our region.
UB couldn’t be prouder to be a part of Buffalo's legacy of
innovation and entrepreneurship. Big things are happening now in
Buffalo. An exciting renaissance is taking place and UB faculty and
research are at the forefront of the region's growth.
A major economic engine for Buffalo Niagara and upstate New
York, UB has an annual economic impact of $1.7 billion, including
more than $348.2 million in research spending, most of it from
federal agencies like the National Institutes of Health.
As a research university, UB is a major source of innovation in
Western New York. The university leverages its strengths in
knowledge generation to yield tangible economic results. The
transfer of new technology to the private sector benefits the
public while providing opportunities for further development and
commercial applications of our researchers’ work.
On our campuses, UB’s research funding is responsible for
more than 3,000 jobs, including faculty researchers, technical
staff, research assistants and administrative staff.
UB 2020, the
university’s strategic initiative for enhancing educational
opportunities and advancing life-enhancing research discoveries, is
creating a robust knowledge-based economy in Western New York.
Many different schools within the university are leading UB
2020’s efforts to advance research and foster community
UB 2020’s accomplishments include a groundbreaking
collaboration between the university and Kaleida Health to
construct the Clinical and
Translational Research Center and the Global Vascular
The combined facility, on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus,
brings together Kaleida Health physicians and UB researchers in an
effort to deliver state-of-the-art clinical care and help Buffalo
attract and retain major figures in the health sciences.