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.

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December 2021

Virtual Info Session – PHAR 9021 Fundamentals of Academic Business Development

December 6, 2021 — 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Center for Technology Licensing at Weill Cornell Medicine (CTL@WCM), part of WCM Enterprise Innovation, is offering a new experiential course for graduate students seeking to learn about innovation management and academic business development. PHAR 9021 will be held Spring 2022 and is designed to offer hands-on experience cultivating, marketing, and commercializing life science innovations. Participants will learn transferable skills for careers in academia, technology transfer, venture capital, consulting, and beyond. The course will be divided into three modules, each…

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November 2021

Ignite Innovation Acceleration – Fall Cycle Info Session #2

November 19, 2021 — 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Ignite Innovation Acceleration is one of the three signature programs of Ignite: Cornell Research Lab to Market gap funding series. This Fall cycle is for applications from our research labs based on disclosed, active CTL inventions from Ithaca, Geneva or Cornell Tech campuses. Applications are being accepted through December 10, 2021. Join to learn more about the program series and the application process. https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAldeuhrDgqHtH6vOzZc_szYyxVKvvPz5lU

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Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit

November 16, 2021 - November 17, 2021

The Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit, managed by Cornell University, is a two-day event showcasing food and ag innovations that will change the path of the industry. The event is designed for entrepreneurs, established companies, investors, resource providers, researchers, and students to: Witness the top 20 food and ag startups from across the globe pitch their innovations for the chance to win up to $1 million. Get inspired by panels and fireside chats led by industry thought leaders. Network, in Syracuse, with an array of startups, incubators, economic development agencies,…

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Ignite Innovation Acceleration – Fall Cycle Info Session #1

November 15, 2021 — 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Ignite Innovation Acceleration is one of the three signature programs of Ignite: Cornell Research Lab to Market gap funding series. This Fall cycle is for applications from our research labs based on disclosed, active CTL inventions from Ithaca, Geneva or Cornell Tech campuses. Applications are being accepted through December 10, 2021. Join to learn more about the program series and the application process. https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAoceqtrT4qG92o5N4SLqjZA-UCQJS01K2N

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Eclectic Convergence Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit

November 12, 2021
Cornell Tech, New York City, 2 West Loop Road
New York, NY 10044 United States

Eclectic Convergence is Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit.   Experience this year's eclectic mix of speakers and their personal stories and perspectives on building their iconic enterprises.   Speakers include Doug Lankler JD '90, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Pfizer.   At 1 pm, the Cornell Tech and CTL Startup Pitches will feature two Cornell Tech startup from the runaway program and three Cornell licensed startups: Atolla Tech, Dr. Sonia Dagan Hermes Life Sciences, Dr. Sasank Vemulapati Kanvas Biosciences, Dr.…

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Licensing “Back” University Technology

November 9, 2021 — 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hosted by Cornell Engineering's Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Are you a STEM faculty member or graduate student interested in commercializing your technology? Join Cornell Engineering's Entrepreneurs-in-Residence on November 9 (12:00 p.m. ET) for Licensing "Back" University Technology, an engaging virtual panel discussion to learn how to fast-track the licensing process for university technology. Cornell Engineering alumni will share best practices and common obstacles in completing the licensing process and highlight the progress they have made in their own commercialization journeys. Speakers include: Gregory Ray (Moderator) PhD ‘14, Entrepreneur-in-Residence and SC…

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Dean’s Fifth Annual Symposium on Entrepreneurship and Academic Drug Development

November 8, 2021 — 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Dean's Office and Weill Cornell Medicine Enterprise Innovation proudly present:   Fifth Annual Symposium on Entrepreneurship and Academic Drug Development This symposium is designed for faculty, trainees, and students interested in advancing their research from the lab to the clinic.   Learn about business development resources available at the Office of BioPharma Alliances & Research Collaborations, Center for Technology Licensing at Weill Cornell Medicine, BioVenture eLabs, and more.   Location: Uris Auditorium (1300 York Avenue) or Zoom   Register…

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OUP Webinar: Ask a VC webinar

November 4, 2021 — 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Have a burning question on venture capital you need answered?   Join the Center for Technology Licensing's partner, Osage University Partners (OUP), for our second annual 'Ask a VC' webinar, a session where our partner TTOs can ask Managing Partners Marc Singer and Bill Harrington anything and everything as it pertains to venture capital operations, decision-making, and the current investing environment. Since the purpose of this webinar is to answer your questions on venture capital and startups, submit your questions…

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UTS Series #2 – Pitching 101: How to Present Your Startups and Technology Innovation to Potential Funders

November 2, 2021 — 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

For CTL second University Technology Startup (UTS) series, Margalit Haber and Ajay Rayasam at Osage University Partners (OUP) will focus the session on how an entrepreneur, or a faculty-entrepreneur can develop and deliver a pitch to gain interest and commitment from potential investors. Pitching an early-stage science- and technology-based startup to potential funders can be intimidating. Learning how to tailor your presentation and understanding what motivates funders to say yes, or at least not give you an outright no, are…

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October 2021

CTL IP Series #1: Understanding the Technology Transfer Process

October 26, 2021 — 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
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The Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) is the office responsible for commercializing research discoveries from Cornell researchers across the five campuses at Cornell University. In this series, CTL team will talk about what CTL does, will present the services provided to Cornell researchers and graduate students, and will provide an overview of the technology transfer process at Cornell. Presenters: • Lisa Placanica, Senior Managing Director, CTL@WCM • Bill Pegg, Associate Director for IP, CTL • Phil Owh, Associate Director, Licensing…

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