"The fellowship experience gave me the opportunity to look at a technology from the lens of market needs. Through commercialization exploration, I'm glad to see our sensor platform technology sparks many interests across industries. This experience has taught me how to marry research motivations with market needs, produce useful technologies, and eventually make positive impacts to our society."
Ph.D. Commercialization Fellowship
Applications are now open for the 2021 Commercialization Fellowship. Applications close February 22, 2021.
Commercialization Fellowship 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.
Interested in learning more about the Commercialization Fellowship or wondering if you are a fit?
Attend the information session on February 4 to learn more about the program. Register for the info session.
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.
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Commercialization Fellows News
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
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
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