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.

Types of Events

CTL Partnership Forums

CTL hosts Partnership Forums centered around current hot topics in the Physical and Life Sciences spaces. These events bring together industrial colleagues, thought leaders, researchers, aligned investors, and start-up companies to explore the challenges and opportunities affecting the field.



IP & Pizza™ Series (IP&P)

CTL connects with students, faculty, and staff from many colleges and departments across Cornell by hosting town-hall style meetings discussing intellectual property issues. These informal gatherings typically feature short educational presentations concerning IP issues and question and answer sessions on the university technology transfer process and patenting issues. The discussions vary and become more in-depth depending on the number of times a particular department hosts the event.



Inventions Roundtable™ Series

Promising innovations are presented to a small group of invited attendees. Attendees are asked to give feedback on each technology in areas such as marketing, commercialization, and finding financial resources. After the event, CTL licensing officers, along with the researchers, consider the advice when planning how to proceed and market each invention.