Ph.D. Commercialization Fellowship

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.


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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"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."

— Hedan Bai, PhD, Materials Science

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