Columbia University Material Transfer Agreement

Each year, CTV manages more than 375 research invention declarations, 100 licensing agreements and 18 new start-ups involving more than 750 inventors on Columbia campuses. CTV currently has 1,200 patent resources for licensing, in research areas such as bio, computer science, equipment, equipment, big data, nanotechnology, materials science and much more. We also work closely with our colleagues at other New York university institutions on initiatives such as the PowerBridgeNY Clean Energy Proof-of-Concept Center, the NYC Media Lab and the New York Academic Consortium Health and Biotech Summit. Each year, CTV participates in the launch of more than 20 patent-based startups and offers advantageous conditions for university startups. Please email for more information. The Hardware Transfer Agreement (MTA) regulates the transfer of material materials between the supplier and the recipient, such as reagents, plasmids, chemical compounds or certain types of software. Transfers of equipment between the university and a company may take place; University and hospital; university and another university. The following agreements allow the transfer and exchange of intangible (i.e. confidential) and material (i.e. research material) resources. CTV currently has 1,200 patent resources for licensing in research areas such as bio, computer science, clean technology, medical devices, nanotechnology and materials science. The revenues generated then return to Colombia to share with the inventor, the inventors` laboratory, the department, the school and the university as a whole.

The Confidentiality Agreement (CA) is also known as the Confidentiality Agreement (NDA) or Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA). CAs protect intellectual property rights in discussions with outside parties and facilitate the open exchange of proprietary information. Columbia Technology Ventures is the technology transfer office of Columbia University in New York. Our main objective is to facilitate the transfer of inventions from university research to external organizations, for the benefit of society, on a local, national and global basis. Read our vision here. Listen with orin Herskowitz, Executive Director of Columbia Technology Ventures (CTV), who share insights into the opportunities and challenges of university technology transfer, both at Columbia University and nationally, at our peer institutions. The Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (OSPA) is responsible for negotiating and concluding these agreements. Only authorized university administrators can execute these agreements.

Columbia investigators who require a Confidentiality or Confidentiality Agreement (CDA/NDA) to obtain or disclose confidential information to an external party must submit the request to CTV by filling out the online application form above.

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