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.

Inaugural Women Innovator Awards

The Center for Technology Licensing at Cornell University (CTL) is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural Women Innovator Awards, a celebration of Cornell women innovators for their contributions to innovation and commercialization.


The nomination application for the 2022 Women Innovator Awards is now open! Nominate here.

Award Categories:

1. Barbara McClintock Women Innovator Award
This award recognizes and enhances Cornell Women Innovators whose outstanding inventions have made a tangible impact in society through commercialization or new ventures. The award recipient will receive a prize of $10,000.


2. Rising Women Innovator Awards
These awards recognize and promote Cornell women inventors whose inventions are at early stages of commercialization or venture and are promising for future impact. The two award recipients  will receive a prize of $3,000.



CTL welcomes nominations from inventors who are current and past Cornell employees or graduate students. CTL will accept nominations submitted through our office, a colleague or self-nominated.


Nomination Submission Deadline: April 21, 2022
Submit your nomination here.


CTL will host a ceremony in early June 2022. Stay tuned!


Return to Women Innovators Initiative page.