About

The Innovation Center & dig are owned and operated by the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. (BNMC). The BNMC is a self-sustaining social enterprise successfully combining innovation, job creation, and urban revitalization. It serves as the umbrella organization of the anchor institutions that make up the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus located within the 120-acre campus bordering Allentown, the Fruit Belt and Downtown.

The BNMC fosters conversation and collaboration among its member institutions, its partners and the community to address critical issues impacting them, including entrepreneurship, energy, access and transportation, workforce and procurement, neighborhoods, and healthy communities, with the goal of increasing economic development and building a strong community. Visit www.bnmc.org for more information.

 

About the Medical Campus

Our team builds on the assets of our world-class Medical Campus – known for its clinical care, research, and education – to create a dynamic Innovation District here in Buffalo by asking how we can better further economic growth, ignite urban revitalization, and build a strong, thriving community.

We do this through fostering conversation and collaboration with our member institutions, partners, and the community and take a proactive approach to leverage opportunities and to help to solve challenges faced by our overall community so that we can create a better future for all.

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is home to innovative new technologies and scientific advancements driven by leaders in clinical care, research, education and entrepreneurs.
From world-class clinicians and researchers delivering outstanding health care and working toward medical breakthroughs, to innovative entrepreneurs bringing talent and business acumen, the Medical Campus is expected to grow to 15,000 by 2018 as the new Oishei Children’s Hospital and UB’s Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences open.

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and our surrounding neighborhoods are a vibrant urban community to work, live, and play. From brand new hospitals, to private-sector companies and social innovators, to recent streetscape renovations and buildings that are evolving into their next phase, the Medical Campus is continuously growing and thriving. Our nearby neighborhoods are full of options for a bite to eat, shopping, places to live, and entertainment. Whether you’re here visiting a loved one, working, or just interested in what’s happening around the Medical Campus, taking a stroll through our surrounding communities is a great way to get a feel of the neighborhoods.

We invite you to take a tour and learn more abut the Medical Campus as both a destination and an economic driver for our community.

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Get The Most Out of the Innovation Center!

We can help point you in the right direction for your business needs. We’ll ask you a series of questions about yourself and your company - so get started now!

Fast Facts

  • The largest business incubator in Buffalo
  • A self-contained ecosystem that includes idea generators, business modelers, start-up companies, service providers, and scaling, post-launch businesses.
  • 180,000sqft in three buildings
  • Supporting over 120 companies
  • Member of the Association of University Research Parks
Certifications & Awards

NYS Certified Incubator & StartUp New York Facility

NYS Certified Incubator

Through a competitive process, NYSTAR has designated ten Innovation Hot Spots-one for each of New York's economic development regions-and nineteen Certified Business Incubators, which receive funding to expand services and reach a greater number of early stage companies.

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2012 Space Innovator Award 2012 AURP Outstanding Research Park

Outstanding Research Park

The Outstanding Research Park Achievement Award recognizes a park that excels in bringing technology from the laboratory to economically viable business activities, thus promoting the growth of businesses, jobs and public revenue.

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Soft Landings Incubator WNY Incubator Network

Western New York Incubator Network

Starting a business is never easy, but access to the right tools can make a world of difference. The Western New York Incubator Network is a collaborative effort of incubators and entrepreneurial service providers from Western New York working together to turn our region into a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity.

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We’re a member of the Western New York Incubator Network, providing tax credits and discounted professional services to qualified resident companies.