Engaging with Industry

Hundreds of corporations have learned that partnering with Cornell is smart business. With a dynamic campus in Ithaca and the development of Cornell Tech in New York City, Cornell fosters a climate where collaboration with industry flourishes, creating breakthrough discoveries that help to advance industry and expanding opportunities for continuous innovation.

Office of Corporate Engagement

The Office of Corporate Engagement tracks, leads and grows university strategic corporate relationships. Provides support to grow lab-to-market pathways through grants, centers and innovation hubs. Serves to assist faculty in building lasting corporate research partnerships. Helps companies connect with Cornell via campus outreach staff.

Licensing Strategy

Over the years, the Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) has licensed technologies to industry partners and start-ups all over the world in support of Cornell’s mission and to develop these technologies and plant varieties into products and services for public good. Once you have disclosed your invention to CTL, your licensing officer will work with you to explore its market or commercial potential and develop a licensing strategy.

If you and your licensing officer determine the use of your invention in the starting of a new business enterprise will best advance the university’s missions and strategic goals, CTL will work to help create the startup company. If you are interested in leading this effort,  let the licensing officer responsible for your invention know.