NYC Media Lab: Tech Transfer and Media

Lecture / Panel
For NYU Community

Who Should Attend

Leaders in research, strategy or business development, entrepreneurs, investors, and other interested participants and stakeholders.


Please RSVP to by April 9. Provide your organization, title and email address when you RSVP.


The event will be an open discussion of the best practices, opportunities, and challenges of working with universities. The discussion and Q&A will be moderated by a representative from NYCEDC, and will feature the following university representatives:

  • Kurt Becker, Associate Provost for Research and Technology Initiatives, NYU-Poly
  • Abram Goldfinger, Executive Director, NYU Office of Industry Liaison
  • Orin Herskowitz, Executive Director, Columbia Technology Ventures


The transfer of innovations from the University to start-ups or industry has been relatively well established in the biopharma and IT fields for decades.  Each year, the various academic institutions in NYC collectively receive 600+ new invention submissions, issue 200+ new industry licenses, and are involved in the formation of 20+ start-up companies.  Collectively, these institutions have launched over 200 new companies based on academic intellectual property.  In addition, the transfer of innovation occurs in many ways beyond patented IP.  Collaborative research, faculty consulting, student projects, and the hiring of student or graduate student interns all have the potential to help companies solve their most vexing challenges, whether or not they are technical in nature.  The institutions in NYC have faculty working in areas relevant to media such as consumer behavior, pricing, digital distribution, digital content creation, and many other topics.