Cornell University

The Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) is Cornell University's technology transfer office. We manage technology for Cornell's Ithaca campus, Weill Cornell Medical Colleges, Cornell Tech, and Cornell AgriTech in Geneva.

Patrick Govang

Director, Innovation Partnerships


Phone:  607-254-2330

Patrick is a member of the technology licensing team at the Cornell University Center for Technology Licensing and manages a diverse portfolio of technologies covering photonics, lasers and optics, semiconductors, nanotechnology, MEMS & microfluidics, energy & cleantech, information technology, aerospace, and mechanics. He is a member of board of the Licensing Executives Society Foundation, a member of the Advisory Board of the Ithaca College School of Business, and holds board seats or advisory roles with numerous start-up companies.

In 2006, Pat co-founded venture-backed start-up, e2e Materials, based on technology from Cornell. He served as the Chairman of Comet Skateboard and in 2000 he founded Project Point, an online product development and project management tool focused on automotive tier 1 suppliers and OEM manufacturers.

Prior to e2e, Pat worked as the Industrial Partnerships Director at the Cornell Center for Materials Research where he facilitated start-ups and technology transfer. Pat started his career in the automotive industry working for Mercedes-Benz, The Dana Corporation and Deloitte Consulting. He studied product development and design at Bowling Green State University and holds a number of patents as well as working with the national Business Forward initiative.


  • B.S. – Product Design and Development, Bowling Green State University