Join us to hear Orin Herskowitz, Executive Director of Columbia Technology Ventures (CTV), share observations about the opportunities in and challenges of university tech transfer, both at Columbia University and nationally at our peer institutions.
CTV is considered one of the leading technology transfer offices in the world, with more than 300 invention disclosures from faculty, 70 license deals and 15 new start-ups each year, as well as approximately 45 multi-disciplinary, full-time staff across Columbia's two campuses.
CTV currently has over 1200 patent assets available for licensing, across research fields such as bio, IT, cleantech, medical devices, nanotechnology, and material science. Revenues generated then flow back into Columbia, to be shared with the inventor, the inventor’s lab, the department, the school, and the University overall.
Columbia Technology Ventures has a particular focus on start-up companies. Over the years, CTV has launched over 140 companies based on Columbia's technologies, over 90 of which are still active today. Of these 140+ companies, 35 were venture-backed, and 20+ have been sold or gone public.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Orin Herskowitz is the Executive Director and the Vice President of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer for Columbia Technology Ventures. Prior to joining CTV as Chief Operating Officer in early 2006, Orin spent seven years with the Boston Consulting Group's New York office and, before that, founded and managed a media services start-up company. Orin holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the Wharton School.
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Columbia Technology Ventures
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