November 4, 2010 – Cornell University Technology Transfer and Its Role in Regional Economic Development, Dr. Alan Paau, Charles Hamilton, Gary Harman

Speaker(s):
Dr. Alan Paau (Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise and Commercialization (CCTEC)
Charles Hamilton (Cornell startup Co-Founder and CEO, Adenios, Inc.)
Gary Harman (Cornell startup)

Description:
The Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise & Commercialization (CCTEC) is Cornell University’s technology transfer office. CCTEC’S manages technologies for the entire university. One of the important mission’s of the office is to leverage Cornell technologies to contribute to the region’s economic  vitality by promoting the formation of new businesses and by licensing technologies to existing businesses to help them compete in global economy. An overview of the activities and efforts of CCTEC will be provided. Representatives of selected new businesses founded with Cornell technologies will also present to share their experiences.

PowerPoint:
“Cornell University Technology Transfer and Its Role in Regional Economic Development” (N/A)

Location:
Cornell University Campus, East Hill Office Building, 395 Pine Tree Road, Ithaca NY

Present:
Speaker(s) - Dr. Alan Paau (Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise and Commercialization (CCTEC), Charles Hamilton (Cornell startup Co-Founder and CEO, Adenios, Inc.), Gary Harman (Cornell startup)
Attendees - Christian Harris (New York State Department of Labor, Division of Research and Statistics), Emma Jacobs (WSKG Public Broadcasting), Glenda Roberts (SUNY Delhi), Heather Filiberto (Economic Development Services, Tompkins County), John Gutenberger (Cornell University), Kevin McLaughlin (Southern Tier Regional Office Empire State New Market Corp), Merry Harris (Binghamton Local Development Corporation (BLDC), Patrick Doyle (Broome County IDA), Phillip Owh (Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise and Commercialization (CCTEC),  Robin Eccleston (Southern Tier Association for Human Resources (STAHR), Scott Bowen (Binghamton University), Soon Chun (Lois) Kang (Cornell Cooperative Extension, Chemung County), Thomas Kowalik  (Binghamton University), Tim Grippen (New York State Department of Labor (DOL)

Reports/Discussion: 

  • T. Kowalik welcomed members and participants and provided an overview about SUNY BEST. He reminded members of the SUNY BEST website and encouraged everyone to send information about events they schedule so they can be placed on the calendar on the website. He also reminded everyone that there appears to be interest on the part of several campus representatives to explore ways we can help market and publicize businesses in the region to students attending higher education campuses in the region.  A task force may be established to pursue this topic further. He reported that next month’s meeting will be held in Binghamton at the University Downtown Center.
  • Dr. Alan Paau, Executive Director and Vice Provost for Technology Transfer & Economic Development, Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise and Commercialization (CCTEC) gave a presentation describing CCTEC and presenting the case for technology transfer and business start-up support.
  • Gary Harman, Chief Scientific Officer, Terrenew, LLC (Cornell startup) gave a presentation about Terrenew – its products, start up, plans for growth and development and offered a glimpse into the scope of concerns and issues new businesses must address.
  • Charles Hamilton, Co-Founder and CEO, Adenios, Inc. (Cornell startup), discussed his experience as a serial entrepreneur and addressed issues ranging from securing funding to finding the right team of professionals to enhance your chance of success when starting a new business. Adenios is his third startup initiative.

Next Meeting:
The next meeting is Thursday, December 2, 2010 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, Binghamton University Downtown Center, Binghamton, NY