Six engineering doctoral students will spend the summer and the fall semester exploring the potential to turn their research into a business as the first commercialization fellows. Read more about 6 Ph.D. students learn to commercialize their research
Ph.D. Commercialization Fellows
Commercialization Fellows is an opportunity for engineering Ph.D. students to take a deep dive into the commercialization process and potential real-world applications of university inventions.
What is a Commercialization Fellowship?
Cornell Engineering is now offering Commercialization Fellowships—a unique opportunity for Ph.D. students to spend a fully-funded semester and summer in an intensive entrepreneurship program with a personal mentor to explore commercializing a product of the student’s choosing. From intellectual property management to supply chains, students will learn the tools, methods and skills for bringing a product or technology to market.
The fellowship experience will enable deep experiential learning in the commercial side of innovation, and one-on-one mentoring assures a deep, personalized educational experience unmatched by traditional entrepreneurship programs.
Learn more about the Commercialization Fellowship curriculum and the expected commitment of participants.
"I've had two students participate in this program, and I learned from each of their experiences. During this process, they made discoveries and corporate contacts that motivated us to switch research directions dramatically. This pivot towards more marketable technology has improved both my exposure to industry and basic research output." --Professor Robert Shepherd
Commercialization Fellowship Application
Applications for the commercialization fellowship are currently closed.
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Commercialization Fellows news
Doctoral students in Cornell’s Commercialization Fellows program gathered Dec. 8 to present their work and future plans for their projects. Read more about Commercialization fellows present new technologies
Doctoral students in Cornell Engineering’s Commercialization Fellowship are developing tools to compress laser pulses, separate blood plasma and 3D print living tissue. Read more about Commercialization Fellows explore market for inventions