Cornell University

As part of the university's commitment to economic development and outreach, CTL hosts a variety of events to create connections between the Cornell campuses, industry members, entrepreneurs, and investors.

Celebration 2015

Celebration 2015

CTL hosted a New Business & Emerging Technology Showcase on Thursday April 16, 2015 in the Statler Hotel Ballroom on Cornell's Ithaca Campus. The showcase featured emerging technologies and new business opportunities from the Ithaca campus, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Researchers and business representatives were on hand to discuss the technologies and companies.

The New Business & Emerging Technology Showcase is part of the annual Entrepreneurship@Cornell Celebration event. Celebration is a milestone annual two-day entrepreneurship conference that brings together more than 1,000 alumni, faculty, students, and staff.


For more information on Celebration, click here.


Click here to learn more about this year's Cornell Venture Challenge a business plan competition sponsored by Big Red Venture Fund at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. CTL provides a matching prize to the first three finishers of CVC whose business plan is based on and developed for the commercialization of one or more Cornell Technologies. For the purpose of the matching prizes, "Cornell Technologies" shall mean those technologies that are owned by Cornell University and have been disclosed to and are on record at CTL at the time the business plan application is submitted to the CVC competition.



Selected posters presented at the Showcase.


Cornell Startups

  • Angiocrine Bioscience, Inc.
    C. Geoffrey Davis, CEO
    John R. Jaskowiak, VP
    Daniel J. Nolan, Director of Research
    Shahin Rafii, Genetic Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Conamix, Inc.
    Charles Hamilton, CEO & Co-Founder
    Tobias Hanrath, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Cornell Startups
    New Businesses Founded on Licensed Cornell Technologies During FY2014 and FY2015

Agriculture and Plant Varieties

  • Apple Rootstock GENEVA® 'G.814'
    Herb Aldwinckle, Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology
    James Cummins, Horticultural Sciences
    Gennaro Fazio, USDA Agricultural Research Service
    Terence Robinson, Horticultural Sciences
  • Oak Hybrid Selections
    Nina Bassuk, Horticultural Sciences
    Bryan Denig, Horticultural Sciences
    Peter Podaras, Horticultural Sciences

Physical Sciences Emerging Technologies

  • Enabling Scalable Production and Processing of Quantum Dots for Emerging Energy Applications
    Tobias Hanrath, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
    Douglas Nevers, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
    Richard Robinson, Materials Science & Engineering
    Curtis Williamson, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Integrated Circuit Based Biosensors
    Ved Vishwas Gund, Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Amit Lal, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Smart Dress Shoes with Automatically Adjustable Heel Height
    Charles Beach, Design & Environmental Analysis
    Tianshu Liu, Fiber Science & Apparel Design
    Huiju Park, Fiber Science & Apparel Design
    Mengyun Shi, Fiber Science & Apparel Design
    John Stager, Design & Environmental Analysis
    Thomas Tapen, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Solar Flow Battery
    Hector Abruna, Chemistry & Chemical Biology
    James McKone, Chemistry & Chemical Biology
  • Thermochromic Pigments Incorporated in Textiles
    Eric Baudette, Fiber Science & Apparel Design
    Chih-Chang Chu, Fiber Science & Apparel Design
    Ariana Levitt, Fiber Science & Apparel Design
    Sarah Meyers, Fiber Science & Apparel Design
    Alicia Potuck, Chemistry & Chemical Biology
    Xiao Hong, Fiber Science & Apparel Design

Life and Medical Sciences Emerging Technologies