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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

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

Vice Provost Alan Paau spoke at the US-China Innovation & Cooperation Conference about “innovative modes for hi-tech cooperation between China and the US, the commercialization of scientific achievements, and financial services for scientific development.” Read More >

Cornell University in the Top 10 for Producing VC-Backed Entrepreneurs. Read More >

In conjunction with the Materials Research Society Spring Meeting
CCTEC is highlighting Cornell's Biomaterial Technologies.

CCTEC Resources