Welcome to the Jacobs Institute

The Jacobs Institute (JI) is a one-of-a-kind vascular medical technology innovation center located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in Buffalo, N.Y. At the JI, clinicians, researchers, engineers, and entrepreneurs work hand-in-hand through collaborative partnerships to create and develop the next generation of medical technology. These technologies will revolutionize the treatment of vascular diseases in Western New York (WNY) and beyond.


Our facility is uniquely positioned on the 5th floor of Kaleida Health’s Gates Vascular Institute, an elevator ride away from the University at Buffalo’s Clinical and Translational Research Center. The convergence of a state-of-the-art hospital and a world-class research center that bring vital clinical and investigative expertise, which are key to the JI’s innovative approach.




Innovation & Product Development

The heart of the Jacobs Institute is the i2R, or Idea to Reality Center. The i2R accelerates the innovation of novel medical technologies by addressing the bottleneck of device design and development. We provide innovatorswith the expertise and resources required to actualize their life-saving ideas that would otherwise fail at great personal cost and never make it to patients.


Training & Experiential Learning

Our programs are aimed at physicians, industry executives, sales representatives, and engineers. We immerse guests in a bustling clinical environment to boost their clinical understanding and improve learning.


Education & Leadership

The JI hosts interactive programs to educate WNY’s middle, high school, and college students about vascular diseases, while inspiring careers in health care, science, engineering, and so much more. Also, our summer internship is an experience unlike any other, taking exceptional college students to the next level in their professional development.