January 2016 E-Newsletter
         Inspire. Connect. Innovate.  
Innovation Lecture Series: "Your Must-Know Guide to Crowdfunding Regulations for 2016"
When: January 21, 2015 | 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: 701 Ellicott St. Buffalo, NY 14203

Featuring: Alexander McClean
Associate, Harter, Secrest & Emery 
Practice Areas: Securities & Capital Markets Law, Corporate Law, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Mergers & Acquisitions

The game is changing - Are you ready? Learn what you need to know about changes in crowdfunding regulations. Updates include the new, $1 million limit for online campaigns as well as necessary steps to invest in an emerging enterprise and how best to position your company as an attractive investment option. 

> Beakers & Beer to follow at d!g | Presented by the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Register here.


A world-renowned healthcare company awarded University at Buffalo associate professor and chief scientist Jun Qu, PhD with a two-year, $280,000 post- doctoral research fellowship grant to continue pioneering protein drug analysis research using advanced liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LCMS) technology.

Qu lab's worldly research reputation and academic publication in prestigious journals have attracted the attention of this company and others to partner with the Protein and Bioanalysis Core (PBC) and form industry collaborations.

Qu leads the PBC at the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS). The PBC is aligned closely with the UB's Center for Protein Therapeutics, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

To read more about Dr. Qu,  click here.  

UB Center for Advanced Technology (CAT)  
RFP Opens January 21 

Is your business working on a new project or service that could benefit from funding and technology resources?

The University at Buffalo Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology (UB CAT) program will open its annual request for proposals (RFP) on January 21st to provide hard-to-find support, including critical funding for R&D projects. We invite you to apply for support from the UB CAT.

New and established companies of all sizes who wish to accelerate development or improvement of a biomedical product or service - from devices, diagnostics, and software to drugs and supply chain offerings - are encouraged to apply by the April 1st deadline.

For more information,   click here.


Pre-Seed Workshop
May 17, May 25, 2016

The Pre-Seed Workshop is designed to help entrepreneurs determine the commercial merit of a high-tech idea, and - for those ideas that have commercial merit - organize the idea to move forward. Bring an idea from concept to concrete plan in just two days.

With expert opinions, investor panels, and a fast-paced team setting, the Pre-Seed Workshop is a risk-free arena you can utilize to test the marketability of your life sciences research.

If you have an idea or would like to volunteer,
Dr. Sandra Small for more information.  


January 14, 2016 | 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
Buffalo Venture Forum
Saturn Club | 977 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY

Join us for an overview of United States and New York State venture capital trends in 2015 and an outlook for 2016. Hear from a panel of leading Western New York CEO's and network with deal makers.

Click here to register.  

Technical Assistance Grant Available NOW!

Remaining competitive can be a time-consuming and expensive priority. The Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR) grant makes it easier for businesses in New York to keep up by providing technical assistance from UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. SPIR subsidizes projects that take innovations to the next level by introducing new technologies and materials, and providing product design and testing. 

Visit TCIE's website to apply, or contact Gary Simon at 716.645.8837 or  ggsimon@buffalo.edu
Henry A. Panasci, Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition

Wanted - UB students with innovative ideas in the life sciences, technology and engineering industries to apply. Concepts should be at the earliest stages of development, yet embrace sound technologies and innovations.

Submission deadline is Feburary 5, 2015.  Apply now.



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