Innovation on the factory floor often starts with early-stage fundamental research in a university lab. Buffalo Manufacturing Works has established strong relationships with the region’s leading research universities, giving companies access to top faculty and modern facilities. Our goal is to serve as a bridge between leading-edge university research and the production floor, helping companies adopt advanced manufacturing technologies quickly and cost-effectively.


UB is a key partner for fundamental research at Buffalo Manufacturing Works. As a premier research university, UB spends more than $349 million annually on research, and is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the world-renowned SUNY system. Buffalo Manufacturing Works is located within steps of UB’s Downtown Campus.

uofbUB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI) – Focused on expanding UB’s core strengths in materials science and informatics, by helping new and existing businesses become more competitive through technological innovation.
NYSTAR logo colorUB’s Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology (UB CAT) – Provides opportunity and infrastructure linking academic research with commercial interests, specifically for life sciences inventions that grow the New York State economy.
UB_CCR_Icon_Label_RGBUB’s Center for Computational Research (CCR) – a leading academic supercomputing facility that maintains a high-performance computing environment, high-end visualization laboratories, and support staff with expertise in computing, visualization, and networking.

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Alfred University aims to provide academically challenging programs in a student-centered environment in order to prepare well-educated, independent thinkers ready for lives of continuous intellectual and personal growth. We are committed to both teaching and research, and are devoted to the pursuit of technical expertise, artistic creativity and humanistic learning.

CACT-LogoAlfred University’s Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology (CACT) – offering expertise in advanced technical ceramics and glass, including applications in energy, the environment, health care, defense and other fields.
Alfred University’s Center for High Temperature Characterization (CHTC) CHTC LOGO – offers fee-based analytical services and access to sophisticated characterization equipment.

CLARKSON LOGOClarkson University is an independent, nationally recognized technological university whose faculty of teacher-scholars aspires to offer superior instruction and engage in high-quality research and scholarship in engineering, business, science, health, and liberal arts.
CAMP Logo jpg fileClarkson Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) is dedicated to developing Clarkson’s research and educational programs in high-technology materials processing and is focused on industrial concerns and meeting industrial needs.