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.

Patrick Govang

Patrick Govang

Director, Innovation Partnerships

Phone: 607-254-2330


Patrick is a member of the leadership team at the Center for Technology Licensing and manages the Innovation Partnerships program. His role spans overseeing Cornell’s startup portfolio, corporate research collaborations and he leads CTL’s brand, marketing, and event activity. He serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Ithaca College School of Business, a past member of the board of the Licensing Executives Society Foundation, and holds board seats or advisory roles with numerous start-up companies. He is a member of Business Forward, an independent research and education organization that takes a business-minded look at policy issues affecting America’s economic competitiveness.

 

In 2006, Pat co-founded venture-backed start-up, e2e Materials, based on technology licensed from Cornell, where he raised over $12M in grants, loans, and venture capital. e2e was sold in 2018. He has served as the Chairman of Comet Skateboards introducing ground-breaking, triple-bottom-line innovations to the action sports industry. 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.

 

 

Education

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