Technology Commercialization Office
555 W. 57th Street, Suite 1407
New York, NY 10019
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.
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