It is the mission of the Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) to encourage, protect, market and license worthy innovations at our various campuses and centers
The TCO facilitates transfer of CUNY innovations to industry by nurturing collaboration between academia and industry, by championing sponsored research at various facilities within the University, by licensing of CUNY intellectual property to sponsors and other industry partners, and by supporting formation of new start-up companies. In so doing, the TCO fosters economic development both in our local and global communities.
What We Do
The TCO champions transfer of CUNY innovations to the commercial marketplace. This starts with an innovation from any one of our many campuses.
The TCO receives new technology disclosures (NTDs) from CUNY faculty, students and staff, evaluates these disclosures for their commercial potential and markets and licenses worthy innovations, with the help of local entrepreneurs and investors, both for public benefit and private gain.
We typically begin by reviewing details of an invention with the inventor to learn about potential applications. Read More
- A Thermal Storage for Solar and Conventional Power Plants – Add extra capacity to the power plant instead of building new ones, creation of jobs Download
- Antimicrobial Surfaces – Proprietary compositions of matter & methods of use for creating durable antimicrobial surfaces… Download