September 2015 E-Newsletter
         Inspire. Connect. Innovate.  

Innovation Lecture Series (Formerly the Life Sciences Commercialization
Lecture Series):
Failure: A Necessary Step to Success

When: September 24, 2015 | 4 - 5 p.m.

701 Ellicott St. Buffalo, NY 14203

Join us to hear how a panel of innovators and entrepreneurs overcame various obstacles on their paths to success. The panelists will further demonstrate how failure is not indicative of "the end," but a necessary step toward positive growth.

Moderator:  Anthony Johnson  CEO, Empire Genomics

>    Madonna Spitler CEO, CELOX - First Aid for Bleeding
>     Pat Whalen  COO, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
>   David Thiemecke Co-Founder, Algonquin Studios and VCAMP

>   Edward Tierney  Partner and Connector of Dots, Brand Mother Strategies
Beakers and Beer, sponsored by the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, will follow at 5 p.m. at
Coco Bar and Bistro, 888 Main Street, Buffalo, NY. 
Seats are limited. Register today.
Career Experience Program
September 2015

Attention companies in the life sciences and advanced manufacturing sectors! Are you interested in developing your workforce at no cost to you?

The Career Experience Program, brought to you by the CBLS and The Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics in collaboration with UB's Career Services, will help you find a UB student to gain valuable, real-world working experience at your company.

Life sciences companies  click here.

Advanced manufacturing companies  click here.
September 18, 2015
5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Oktoberfest - Benefiting Kevin Guest House
Kaminski Park & Gardens, outside of Roswell Park
Cancer Institute

Don your lederhosen and come celebrate the season at our 10th Annual Oktoberfest benefiting Kevin Guest House sponsored by RealtyUSA. Join us for  traditional German fare, Oktoberfest brew from Flying Bison, wine courtesy of On the Rox Liquors and the authentic old Bavarian sound of The Auslanders. Enjoy tastings from some of Buffalo's finest local breweries and vendors. 

Purchase tickets online here.
September 29 - October 2, 2015
Hyatt Regency Buffalo
Two Fountain Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14202 

Unleash your creativity in Buffalo, New York - the city that brought us brainstorming - at the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) International Conference. University research, science, tech park and innovation district executives from around the globe will meet up for career development, networking and exploration of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC), one of the world's top innovation districts.

To attend the conference, click here to register.
There's still time to register for High-Tech CEL!

September 30 - November 18, 2015
Wednesdays | 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The Jacobs Institute

875 Ellicott Street, 5th Floor | Buffalo, NY 14203


So you've made a great discovery or innovation and decided to pursue the commercialization pathway. Now what?


High-Tech CEL provides specialized support and guidance to entrepreneurs, scientists and key team members from established companies who are pursuing a life science or high-tech opportunity.


For more information and to register, contact UB CEL at  or 716.855.5715 by Wednesday, September 9th (Please note class size is limited to 15 participants).

A Framework for Data-Driven Solutions

Boost your credentials by becoming an expert in a data-driven, problem-solving methodology. Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Transactional training, offered by the UB Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE), begins Sept. 28. This classroom-based training was developed for service industry businesses but is applicable across all disciplines. Candidates complete projects expected to result in savings between $100,000 and $250,000. 

Visit here for details and to register.

  Applications are due Sunday, September 3, 2015 by 11:59 p.m. EST.

Want to attend the free pitch sessions and
happy hour celebration? 

RSVP for the