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.

Startup Projects


The IGNITE Program is funded in part through a generous gift from Peggy J. Koenig ’78.


Up to $50,000 in project funding via a convertible note for all active CTL Startup Licensees from Ithaca, Geneva or Cornell Tech campuses; and/or members of Praxis, McGovern, REV and the PostDoc Runway program at Cornell Tech. Applications are received via the CTL website on an open, rolling basis. Applications are reviewed for alignment, receives votes from external reviewers evaluating the project and company, those selected to move forward present to a review board.


Applications will be open in 2021


More information about IGNITE:Startup Projects will be added soon.