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

CTL Staff

CTL is made up of four functional teams in both the Ithaca and Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) offices under the leadership of the Executive Director.

Executive Director

Technology Commercialization

This team, with offices in Ithaca and at WCMC, focuses on working with researchers and partnering Cornell technologies with industry for development into useful products and services.

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Aris Despo

Senior Licensing and Business Development Officer

Martin Teschl

Martin Teschl

Associate Director for Technology Licensing in Physical Science

Phillip Owh

Phillip Owh

Associate Director for Technology Licensing in Life Science

Outreach & Engagement

This team leads CTL's efforts to strategically engage with our corporate partners, investment funds, and startups.

Intellectual Property Services

This team focuses on maintaining CTL's relationships with outside counsel, managing intellectual property information, and reporting to government agencies.

Contract & Finance

This team focuses on financial accounting services, contract services and royalty distributions.