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.

Innovation Fellowship

The Innovation Fellows program offers prospective candidates the opportunity to work full-time for up to three years in technology licensing, startups, business development, and IP protection.


The fellows will utilize their strong technical background and familiarity with the university research environment, provide much-needed outreach to university researchers, and scout potential technologies for commercialization and opportunities for startups and partnerships.


The fellows will also have the opportunity to work with CTL teams to assess emerging technologies’ commercial potential through market research, learn valuation and deal-making, and support intellectual property protection.


The fellows will help create business plan strategies, chart the path of startup companies and their technologies, from formation to commercialization.


Under the tutelage of Business Development and Licensing professionals, Fellows will report to the Associate Director of their respective team and support CTL’s overall mission.


CTL’s Innovation Fellows program is for Ph.D. graduates and postdoctoral researchers interested in a career in business development, commercialization, or entrepreneurship.


Candidates may submit their applications when openings are available.


Current opening