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The Technology Commercialization Research Center (“TCRC”), which is jointly sponsored by the Syracuse University College of Law, the NYS Empire State Development Corp. and NYSTAR, specializes in researching and analyzing the commercial development of early-stage technologies. Student teams in the TCRC provide technical, marketing, and legal research and analysis to companies and organizations seeking to bring new technologies to market.

Each semester, students enrolled in the TCRC partner with New York companies to analyze the technical, business, and legal issues related to a new technology. Since its inception, the TCRC has undertaken more than 100 research projects on a wide range of technologies on behalf of universities, research laboratories, technology development organizations and companies. Some of the clients with whom the TCRC has worked over the years include Syracuse University, Cornell University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, Columbia University, SUNY Stony Brook University, Infotonics Center of Excellence, Central New York MedTech, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Naval Research Laboratory, Rome Air Force Research Laboratory, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Central New York Technology Development Organization, New York State Technology Enterprise Corporation, Eastman Kodak Company, Royal Philips Electronics and Welch Allyn, Inc. An overview of previous research projects, complete with summaries of the work done, is available here.

Aside from proprietary reports for specific companies with specific technologies the TCRC has also completed reports on various New York State intellectual property policies. These reports are available in full for anyone to read under Research Reports.