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Cornell Innovation & Venture Advisors (“CIVA”) is a new and exclusive community of experts who are provided a first look at emerging technologies and venture opportunities from Cornell University’s Center for Technology Licensing (“CTL”) and Weill Cornell’s Enterprise Innovation.

Every quarter, CIVA members will be invited to an hour-long Zoom meeting to attend presentations from Cornell’s most promising inventors. There will be three innovation presentations in separate breakout rooms to select from, providing each advisor with something of interest to their specialty, including technologies from therapeutics, medical devices, materials and engineering, energy and environment, agriculture and food, and research tools.

During the sessions, advisors will be invited to provide feedback regarding the market opportunities and the commercialization strategies for the innovation.

CIVA group members are:

  • Industry experts
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Angels and investors
  • Weill Cornell and Cornell alum
  • Friends and partners of the university.

The next quarterly CIVA roundtable will take place on September 10, 2024.  If you would like to be considered for a membership to CIVA, please email Kris Valentine Behnke at