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University venturing: the view from Cornell – an interview with Alice Li

27 February 2017

University venturing: the view from Cornell – an interview with Alice Li

Coller Institute of Venture’s community director, Vladi Dvoyris, interviewed Alice Li (pictured), executive director of the Centre for Technology Licensing (CTL) at Cornell University.

Author: Vladi Dvoyris, community director, Coller Institute of Venture

Tell us about your background and the activity of CTL.

I have a PhD in molecular biology from Cornell, and worked in a startup after graduating. I then started to work in technology transfer, first as a portfolio manager in a tech transfer office (TTO), and advanced to management in CTL.

CTL is a university-wide office serving all Cornell campuses. It manages intellectual property (IP) from all university groups. Every year we add 400 new disclosures, and assign about 100 licences, and see some 11 to 15 startups as a result.

Cornell is recognised for its success in launching startups. Every TTO has its own “secret sauce”. What is yours?

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