UAD launched the Office of Business Affairs and Innovation (KUBI) on 27 November 2018 at Campus 2 of UAD Jalan Pramuka no 42. This office is the part of the Erasmus + Grant GITA (Growing Indonesian Triangular Approach) project. GITA Indonesia project, Erasmus + provided grants to 11 universities from 5 countries, namely 7 universities from Indonesia (Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, President University, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Universitas Padjajaran, Universitas Negri Semarang ,Universitas Brawijaya, and STIE Malangkucecwara) and 4 universities from Europe (University of Glocestershire from England, Dublin Institute of Technology from Ireland, Fachhochschule des Mittelstands from Germany, and Innsbruck University from Austria). The GITA project aims to synchronize three aspects, such as forming university collaboration, generating alumni with the entrepreneurial spirit and forming new business units.

KUBI aims to incubate start-up business and the UAD Growth Hub will be the center of entrepreneurship activities in UAD for students, alumni, lecturers, employees, and UAD stakeholders. KUBI is also an incubation facility to develop innovations and exploit new ideas applied to local and regional economies in the form of start-up business. The event was attended by various groups, such as the representation of PP Muhammadiyah, Prof. Yunahar Ilyas and the representation of Mayor of Yogyakarta,  Drs. Edy Heri Suasana, M.Pd , several representatives from local government agencies, the private sector, and associations. business associations and Chamber of Commerce in Yogyakarta.