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

Boot Camp

Boot Camp events focus on a variety of business issues that technology innovators, from budding entrepreneurs to operational managers, should consider when starting or running a technology business enterprise. Each Boot Camp will be theme oriented. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from experienced panelists as they share advice during interactive discussions with questions and answers. Valuable feedback on real life issues such as business formation, choosing partners, legal matters, perfecting the pitch, funding arrangements, managing on the shoestring and outsourcing etc. can be obtained. Opportunities for networking among attendees and panelists are abundant during breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunches, cocktail hours, and dinner receptions.



CTL New Business & Emerging Technology Showcase™

Each spring, the Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) showcases emerging technologies and new business opportunities from the Ithaca campus, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City during the annual Entrepreneurship@Cornell Celebration event. Entrepreneurship@Cornell Celebration is a milestone annual event that brings together over 1,000 students, alumni, faculty and staff.



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.



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.



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.



Seminar & Social Hour™ Series (S&S)

Building relationships on campus and beyond is important to CTL. In the spirit of professional networking, we host monthly seminars for MBA candidates from the Johnson School, as well as, other graduate level students with interests in business, entrepreneurship and technology transfer. These events feature a presentation by a Cornell entrepreneur or inventor about a new business or emerging technology being developed at the university.