Columbia University Material Transfer Agreement

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 academic research to external organizations for the good of society on a local, national and global basis. Read our vision here. CTV participates each year in the creation of more than 20 patent-based startups and offers advantageous conditions for university startups. Please send an e-mail techventures@columbia.edu for more information. Please contact Tiffany Beverly (tbeverly@mailbox.sc.edu) with any questions regarding confidentiality and material transfer agreements regarding your technology, research material or business. The Confidentiality Agreement (CA) is also referred to as a Confidentiality Agreement (NDA) or Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA). The Hardware Transfer Agreement (MTA) regulates the transfer of hardware between the supplier and the recipient, such as reagents, plasmids, chemical compounds, or certain types of software. Material transfers can take place between the university and a company; university and hospital; or the university and another academic institution. We will enter into contracts that will protect intellectual property rights and interests and allow you to exchange confidential information or research material with third parties.

Each year, CTV manages more than 375 researcher inventions, 100 licensing agreements, and 18 new startups involving more than 750 inventors across the Columbia campus. CTV currently has over 1200 licensing patents in research areas such as bio, computer science, cleantech, equipment, big data, nanotech, materials science and more. We also work closely with our colleagues at other New York academic institutions on initiatives such as the PowerBridgeNY Proof of Concept Center for Clean Energy, the NYC Media Lab, and the New York Academic Consortium Health and Biotech Summit. Columbia investigators should forward any material transfer agreement from an external party to CTV by completing the online application form above. The following agreements make it possible to transfer and exchange intangible (i.e. confidential) and material (i.e. .

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