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Who We Are

The Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise & Commercialization (CCTEC) is Cornell University's technology transfer office. We manage technology and plant varieties for Cornell University at the main campus in Ithaca, the Weill Cornell Medical College campus in New York City, and the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva. Our goal is to support Cornell's land-grant mission and to promote public good by connecting Cornell technology to industry and business development efforts.

What We Do

  • Promote beneficial interactions between Cornell researchers and industry.
  • Partner with industry to develop Cornell's technologies and plant varieties into products and services for public good.
  • Leverage Cornell innovations to promote the formation of new businesses based on Cornell technology to fuel regional economic development.

How We Do It

  • By marketing, patenting and licensing innovations from Cornell research.
  • By hosting networking events to connect Cornell researchers, industry, and entrepreneurs.
  • By increasing awareness on campus of the value of commercializing and protecting Cornell innovations.

Keeping Up With CCTEC

Cornell has issued an update to the university's copyright policy (Policy 4.15). Learn more >

A delegation from Chinese industry and academia visited CCTEC to discuss 3D printing, share information, and build connections for the future Read More >

NIAGEN™, based on licensed Cornell technology, is the featured ingredient in a new product that supports healthy aging. Read More >

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