Starting with Professor Samuel F. B. Morse (inventor of the electric telegraph and among the original 14 faculty members present when the University was founded in 1831), NYU has been a well of prolific inventors, scientists, and entrepreneurs. The number of inventions and discoveries generated by NYU faculty each year is increasing, having more than doubled over the past eight years. Almost 60% of university patents have been licensed to companies for development and commercialization, more than tripled in recent years. As a result, between 2004 and 2008, NYU ranked first among all U.S. universities in income from technology licensing, enabling us to fund further research.
In recent years, many products have come to market and startups have been built based on NYU technologies and intellectual property. Perhaps best known is the blockbuster drug Remicade, which was developed by researchers at NYU School of Medicine in collaboration with Centocor, now owned by Johnson & Johnson. Remicade represents $4.6 billion of J&J’s 2010 sales, making it the best-selling drug for the company. Numerous additional life science products are in clinical trials or en route to market by NYU licensees and startups.
NYU has generated numerous advances in information technology and the physical sciences as well. Emerging technologies in these domains include advances in integrated circuits, touch technologies, image processing, machine learning, and data mining, to name a few. University faculty and students alike routinely create technologies and found companies in semi-conductors, digital media, social networking, e-commerce, cyber security, and on-line advertising, among many others.
NYU is committed to creating new startups built upon the innovations developed by our our students, faculty and researchers across all of the scientific and technical domains. We are always looking for experienced entrepreneurs and venture investors who are interested in exploring collaborations with NYU.
The pages that follow contain a sampling of the technologies we are interested in commercializing. For a more complete list of technologies available for commercialization and licensing from NYU, visit the Technologies for Licensing page, and select your area of interest from the column on the left.
If any of the technologies listed here are of interest, or to explore other potential ways to collaborate, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.