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 2016

Celebration 2015

The Center for Technology Licensing hosted a New Business & Emerging Technology Showcase event on Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 12:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. in the Statler Ballroom on Cornell's Ithaca campus. The program featured emerging technologies and new business opportunities from the Ithaca campus, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, Cornell Tech in New York City, and Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. Researchers, business representatives, and Technology Licensing Officers were present to discuss the technologies and companies.

CTL's New Business & Emerging Technology Showcase is an event during the milestone annual two-day entrepreneurship conference, Celebration, that brings together more than 1,000 alumni, faculty, and staff, and students.

Featured posters included:

  • Battery and Clean Technology
  • 3D Printing
  • Fiber Apparel and Design
  • Optics
  • Biomedical Devices
  • Mechanical Engineering
For more information on Celebration, click here.

To view the New Business & Emerging Technology program, please click here.

To view photos of the event, please click here.



Selected posters presented at the Showcase.


Cornell Startups

  • Ecolectro, Inc.
    Gabriel Rodriguez-Calero, CEO
  • Fesarius Therapeutics, Inc.
    Brett Spector, CEO
    Jason Spector, Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • GrokStyle, LLC
    Sean C. Bell, Computing and Information Science
  • ReconnectNEURO, LLC
    Nicholas D. Schiff, Neurology, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Repairogen®, Inc.
    Frank Borchetta, CEO and President
    Michael Boice, Chief Scientific Officer
    Pengbo Zhou, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Suntomics, Inc.
    Amit Lal, President, Suntomics, Inc., Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Cornell Startups
    New Businesses Founded on Licensed Cornell Technologies During FY2015 and FY2016

Agriculture and Plant Varieties

  • GENEVA® Apple Rootstock 'G.213'
    Gennaro Fazio, USDA Agricultural Research Service
    Terence Robinson, Horticultural Sciences
    Herb Aldwinckle, Plant Pathology & Plant Microbe-Biology
    James Cummins, Horticultural Sciences

Life & Medical Sciences Emerging Technologies


Physical Sciences Emerging Technologies

    Amino Acid-based Biodegradable Biomaterial Platform Technology for Human Body Repair and Reconstruction
    CC Chu, Fiber Science and Apparel
  • A Stable Room-Temperature Sodium-Sulfur Battery
    Shuya Wei, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    Lynden A. Archer, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Mindless Computing/Emotion Regulation
    Tanzeem K. Choudhury, Computing and Information Science
    Alexander Travis Adams, Computing and Information Science
    Jean Marcel dos Reis Costa, Computing and Information Science
    Malte Jung, Computing and Information Science
  • On-The-Fly Print
    Huaishu Peng, Computing and Information Science
    Rundong Wu, Computing and Information Science
    François Guimbretière, Computing and Information Science
  • Scalable Manufacturing Techniques for Soft Robotics Applied in Biomedical Implants and Orthotics
    Robert Shepherd, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Huichan Zhao, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Smartphone Enabled Mobile Health
    David Erickson, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering