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Postdoctoral Innovation Fellows Program

Postdoctoral Innovation Fellows Program

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute (TCII) at Cornell NYC Tech is proud to announce a new and unique postdoctoral fellowship program aimed at nurturing entrepreneurial efforts in deep information-based technologies in New York City. The Postdoctoral Innovation Fellows Program is open to persons with a PhD in a relevant technological discipline.

The TCII is a partnership between Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and Cornell University, selected by the City of New York to bring a global perspective to graduate-level research and education with an emphasis on technology transfer, commercialization and entrepreneurship. As a key part of the new Cornell NYC Tech campus, TCII aims to grow the tech eco-system in New York City.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Postdoctoral Innovation Fellows will be provided with a stimulating environment within TCII in which to work on R&D to transform an existing or new technological idea into a product. No less important, the TCII will provide a crucial interface to the emerging New York City tech ecosystem, access to industrial mentors and seasoned entrepreneurs, connections to the local venture capital and legal communities, and close proximity to the market itself. 

Our expectation is that a successful Fellow will identify a real-world problem requiring a deep technological solution, implement the solution, demonstrate its commercial viability and even obtain venture capital funding to continue to pursue commercialization. The duration of the program is one year, but successful Fellows may be funded for a second year.

For more information on how to apply, download the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program flyer.