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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June 2022

2022 Cornell Seed Growers Field Day

June 29 — 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

For seed growers, and other seed professionals.   Agenda: 8:30-8:55         Registration, coffee, & networking   8:55                 Begin tour   9:00-10:15       Small Grains: Breeding for Quality and Pest Resistance Mark Sorrells and David Bensher   10:15-10:30     Using UAVs to model biomass accumulation and heritable growth patterns in alfalfa. Kelly Robbins and Ranjita Thapa   10:30-10:45    Dual Cropping Alfalfa and Intermediate Wheatgrass Virginia Moore   11:00-11:15     Forage Yield Trial Update and Potato leafhopper resistant alfalfa cultivars Julie Hansen   11:15-11:30     Cover Crop and…

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UIDP Xurban Cornell in Ithaca, NY

June 7 - June 9
Statler Hotel Ballroom, 130 Statler Dr
Ithaca, New York 14853 United States
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Innovation ecosystems thrive where ideas inspire collaborative partners to share an R&D vision. In the wake of the pandemic, we’ve learned that innovation can surge wherever idea-driven people live and when a sense of urgency exists. Combined with renewed national interest and federal funding to establish innovation engines outside major metro areas, we are poised to see new ecosystems grow where industry, academia, nonprofits, and government combine forces and leverage each other’s assets to achieve outcomes not possible without cooperation.…

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May 2022

Social Science Innovation Series 2:  The Broader Landscape Panel

May 25 — 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Have you ever had an idea for turning the knowledge gained from your research into a business or a non-profit but wondered how to do It? Come join us for a series of conversations about how we can use social science innovation to help find solutions to the toughest challenges in society. We’ll help you explore and understand the possible paths and available Cornell structures to support your applications of innovation from academic research to improve cultural, financial, environmental, and…

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CTL@WCM Special Panel on Drug Repurposing

May 24 — 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Can you teach an old drug new tricks? Recent successes in repositioning existing drugs – from esketamine for treatment-resistant depression to remdesivir – originally developed to treat hepatitis C, tested for Ebola before being approved as a treatment for COVID 19 – point to potential upsides. The challenges, however, are many: from challenging IP prospects to skeptical investors. We have assembled an expert panel to discuss with us the enticing shortcuts repurposing may offer, the pitfalls it brings, and how…

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LLCs Versus Corporations as Startup Structures

May 24 — 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Quarles & Brady and OUP are pleased to invite you to a webinar on LLCs versus corporations as startup structures.   Join Mark Ehrmann and Jeff Fugal of Quarles & Brady LLP and Marc Singer and Beth Grafstrom of OUP for a discussion on the use of LLCs as a startup vehicle and the differences of using an LLC vs. a C Corp as the company structure.   The webinar will include a deep dive on each of the following…

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April 2022

CTL@WCM Office Hours with Brian Kelly

April 28 — 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CTL@WCM Virtual Office hours are open to all who wish to gain more information about the advancement of their patent filings. You will discuss technology venture projects in a one-on-one meeting with a Weill Cornell Business Development and Licensing Officer. Book your 30-minute session in advance using the Bookings link below.   April 128th office hours will be hosted by Brian Kelly, the Director of Technology Licensing at CTL, NYC office.   Brian manages a portfolio of inventions focusing on…

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IP Series #3: Successful Patent Applications–It’s All in the Timing

April 20 — 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The right to be granted a patent for a given invention lies with the first person to file a fully-supported patent application. However, rushing to the patent office does not necessarily lead to the best outcomes in patenting. Finding the perfect time to file a patent is a collaborative process between the inventor and CTL, discovering a time that is not too early or too late.  In this third session of the IP Series, we will discuss real-life examples of…

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CTL@WCM Office Hours with Brian Kelly

April 14 — 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CTL@WCM Virtual Office hours are open to all who wish to gain more information about the advancement of their patent filings. You will discuss technology venture projects in a one-on-one meeting with a Weill Cornell Business Development and Licensing Officer. Book your 30-minute session in advance using the Bookings link below.   April 14th office hours will be hosted by Brian Kelly, the Director of Technology Licensing at CTL, NYC office.   Brian manages a portfolio of inventions focusing on…

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Pitch for the People Information Session #2

April 12 — 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Are you passionate about social impact? Do you have an idea that's going to change the world? “Pitch for the People” is a virtual pitch competition that allows Cornell students, staff, and faculty to present an idea poised to solve a social problem for funding of up to $2,500. The competition invites teams of 1-5 individuals from the Cornell community to propose a project or venture to better humanity or investigate an interesting research question Teams must include at least…

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Ignite Innovation Acceleration – 2022 Spring Cycle Info Session #2

April 8 — 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ignite Innovation Acceleration is a gap funding program and one of the three signature programs of Ignite: Cornell Research Lab to Market gap funding series. The program aims to advance Cornell University research innovations to the next inflection point (technical or commercial validation) towards commercialization. Awarded projects receive up to $50,000. Funding is provided in form of grants to labs to advance inventions toward licensing, startup formation, or industry partnerships. Project applications are submitted by Cornell University research labs based…

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