Columbia Technology Ventures is the tech transfer office of Columbia University. Our core objective is to facilitate the transfer of inventions from academic research to outside organizations for the benefit of society on a local, national and global basis. Each year, CTV manages more than 330 invention disclosures from faculty, 70 license deals and 15 new start-ups, involving 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, devices, nanotechnology, and material science.
Columbia Technology Ventures has a particular focus on start-up companies. Over the years, CTV has been involved with launching over 150 companies based on Columbia's technologies. Of these companies, over 40 have received VC funding, with 27 successful acquisitions or IPOs to date.