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Other Cornell resources

The CAT works closely with other Cornell centers that foster bridges between academic research and industry.

Center for Technology Licensing (CTL)

CTL is Cornell University’s technology transfer office. The CTL helps bring scientific discoveries, technological innovations, and medical advances made at Cornell University to the market.

The CAT holds office hours with the Center for Technology Licensing (CTL). A CTL licensing officer will be on hand to answer questions about intellectual property, invention disclosure, about how to patent new technologies, or what steps to take to protect your ideas.
No appointment needed. Just come in, it's free!

Location: Weill Hall 404A (within McGovern Center on 4th floor of Weill Hall)
Dates: (Almost) Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 1-3 pm. Dates subject to changes. Check for updates.

Visit the Center for Technology Licensing

Cornell Center for Material Research (CCMR)

The Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) offers core facilities and add-on grants for selected CAT-funded projects. CAT applicants can apply for an award of an additional $5,000 if the project's activities are related to the development, characterization, or testing of materials.

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Center for Regional Economic Advancement (CREA)

CREA administers economic development programs and support entrepreneurship programs across Cornell.

Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility (CNF)

CNF hosts additional facilities that can support your life science research.

Kevin M. McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences

The McGovern Center is a residential incubator on Cornell’s Ithaca campus designed to foster and support early-stage life science companies. The McGovern Center’s staff provide advisement to anyone with interest in forming a biotechnology startup.

The Cornell Institute of Biotechnology and the Center for Advanced Technology support the McGovern Center in the following ways:

  • Form part of the continuum of life science entrepreneurial activity
  • The CAT funds a portion of the operations of the McGovern Center
  • The CAT funds four Executives-in-Residence of the McGovern Center
  • Clients of the Center benefit from subsidized use of the BRC core facilities
  • Clients of the Center are welcome to attend all CAT and BRC events

McGovern Center