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.

The Gateway to Partnership Program

Working collaboratively with our research staff should be straightforward, focused, and efficient. Cornell’s Gateway to Partnership program gets down to business streamlining negotiations for sponsored research agreements and subsequent commercialization.

 

Benefits of the program are tiered to the size and scope of the research effort:

 

Gateway Level 1: for projects up to $100,000

  • Non-exclusive, royalty-free (NERF) license for internal research and development purposes
  • Option to elect a field-specific NERF for commercial purposes when patent expenses are reimbursed
  • Option to negotiate an exclusive commercial license including the right to sublicense for all project intellectual property

 

Gateway Level 2: for projects up to $500,000

  • Gateway Level 1 terms plus the ability to pre-determine the following key license terms:
    • Favorable royalty rate specific to the industry sector
    • Capped license-issue fees via an exclusive option to negotiate an exclusive license, including the right to sublicense

 

Gateway Level 3: for projects beyond $500,000

  • Non-exclusive, royalty-free (NERF) license for internal research and development purposes
  • Option to elect a field-specific NERF for commercial purposes
  • Ability to pre-determine licensing terms that are more comprehensive than Gateway Level 2

 

To learn more about how the Cornell Gateway to Partnership program can fit your goals, contact a member of the CTL Innovation Partnerships team:

 

Patrick Govang
Director, Innovation Partnerships

 
 
 
 
 
 

Lynda Inséqué
Corporate Outreach and Engagement Manager