Partner with UAlbany

Forging Partnerships with Business

By collaborating with the University at Albany, your business or organization can access the talent and energy of a Research I university.  

UAlbany’s expertise and resources extend across the arts, humanities, engineering, sciences and professions, with nationally recognized programs that apply leading research to a broad range of challenges.

Public-private partnerships and new technology developed through research:

  • Attract new and expanding businesses from across the state and country
  • Increase access to UAlbany’s academic and research programs
  • Create jobs and contribute to the economic growth of the Capital Region and New York State

We’re eager to learn what matters to you and your business and how UAlbany can support your success.


How to Work with Us

Our offices work together to support both UAlbany’s researchers and industry partners as they collaborate on R&D, bring inventions to market, license intellectual property and develop startup companies. 

Contact the Office of Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, and Industry Partnerships for:

  • Technology startup support
  • Industry partnerships
  • NSF I-Corps
  • Business incubation
  • Workforce development 

Contact the Office of Technology Transfer for:

  • New technology/innovation disclosure
  • Innovation review and assessment
  • Intellectual property (IP) protection
  • Technology licensing
  • IP-related agreements (NDA, MTA)
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Programs & Partnership Opportunities

Search & License UAlbany Technology

Find solutions and accelerate your business’ growth by licensing technology developed at UAlbany.  

Search and license technology by visiting our TechConnect database to search technologies by category or keyword.

Connect with UAlbany Centers, Facilities & Equipment

University at Albany Bioscience Development Corporation (UABDC): The University’s Health Sciences Campus offers a biotech cluster where companies can rent research, lab and office space.  

Center of Excellence in Weather and Climate Analytics: This UAlbany center is New York State’s entrepreneurial hub for advancing weather and climate research — including innovations for utilities, agriculture, renewable energy, emergency management, logistics and UAV transportation.

Center for Weather Innovation and Smart Energy and Resilience (WISER): Co-led by UAlbany and the University of Connecticut, WISER’s research and technology seeks to improve power grid efficiency and reliability in the face of a changing climate and transition to clean energy.

New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Nanomaterials and Nanoelectronics (CATN2): This UAlbany center works with industry partners, University researchers and NY CREATES to support multi-discipline research, pilot prototype development and accelerated deployment of technological innovations to practical applications in nanoelectronics, microsystems, nanobiotechnology and clean energy.

Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology (CENN): Located in the Albany NanoTech Complex, CENN is a resource for emerging generations of integrated circuitry (IC) through technology deployment, product prototyping, manufacturing support and workforce training. 

Participate in UAlbany Programs & Services for Businesses

Innovate 518: Managed by UAlbany, this collaborative effort brings together incubators and accelerators from across New York's Capital Region to further small businesses. Apply for Innovate 518 membership.

START-UP NY: Run by Empire State Development, this program helps new and expanding businesses through tax-based incentives and innovative academic partnerships. 

SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF): This SUNY program helps faculty members, and researchers and students secure critical gap funding to “de-risk” their early-stage innovations, so their technological inventions are better prepared for commercialization. 

Albany Small Business Development Center (SBDC): This UAlbany-managed program helps small businesses access capital, business development assistance, one-on-one training, peer mentoring and support.

Blackstone LaunchPad: With industry experts here to help, Blackstone LaunchPad creates a window of opportunity for all UAlbany students, staff and alumni looking to turn their ideas into reality.

Explore Additional Resources

Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR): NYSTAR allows businesses to leverage New York State's technology strengths to produce new products and offers other innovation development support resources, including financial incentives, to foster university collaboration, research and innovation. 

New York Center for Research, Economic Advancement, Technology, Engineering, and Science (NY CREATES): NY CREATES aims to further accelerate the growth of high-value, high-technology companies by attracting entrepreneurs to New York State and supporting them through ideation, incubation and investment phases.

FuzeHub: This nonprofit organization provides New York State manufacturers and technology companies with guided access to industry experts, programs and assets to solve productivity, commercialization, research and development issues, and other challenges to growth.

Upstate Capital Association of New York: This is a membership association for private equity investors, M&A professionals, venture capital investors, CEOs and business owners, entrepreneurs and ecosystem support professionals.

Upstate Venture Connect (UVC): This nonprofit organization provides thought-leadership, intelligence and network building opportunities for entrepreneurs in upstate New York.

America’s Seed Fund: This federal Small Business Administration program awards non-dilutive funding to startups and small businesses to develop technology and chart a path toward commercialization.

Center for Economic Growth: This nonprofit organization serves businesses interested in growing in or moving to the Capital Region — offering incentives, entrepreneurship and workforce training, information on real estate, demographics and business climate, and more.