One of the main objectives of the Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) is to foster the growth of new businesses based on Cornell Technology to promote regional economic development. The division works to create successful transitions from innovation to new enterprise. Over 180 startups have been founded on licensed Cornell technologies.
As a resource for Cornell faculty, research staff, graduate and postdoctoral fellow entrepreneurs, CTL created The Startup Guide. This guide outlines Entrepreneur Resources that include links to organizations, programs, funding sources, and startup resources for entrepreneurs.
Managing conflicts of interest and other concerns relating to startup businesses
Starting new businesses based on research activity and Intellectual Property can also create unique challenges for university researchers. Managing potential conflicts of interest and other matters of research integrity is a vital charge of the University. Learn more about Cornell's requirements for faculty, staff and students involved in startups.