Cornell’s Research Serves the Region and Beyond

This directory highlights the small businesses in New York’s Tompkins County and beyond that evolved from or use Cornell’s research and technology or use Cornell’s facilities and expertise.

Capsulated Systems Inc.

Microencapsulation R&D and Manufacturing, Ithaca, NY

ArcScan Inc.

Ophthalmic Medical Device, Morrison, CO


R&D: Mass Spectrometry and Bioanalytical Services, Ithaca, NY

Kionix Inc.

MEMS Manufacturing, Ithaca, NY

Stony Brook WholeHeartedFoods

Food Manufacturing and Sales, Geneva, NY

Research Connection

From the Vice Provost for Research

The tangible benefits of a university’s research are extraordinary. When Cornell faculty teach and perform services for the community within their domain of expertise, we immediately understand these benefits.

But when Cornell faculty conduct research and that research materializes into a cure for a disease, a better medical procedure, a new green product, or a faster and more compact computer, we connect with the extraordinary potential of academic research.



Alcyone LifeSciences Inc.

Nanologica enters into a License and Collaboration Agreement with Alcyone LifeSciences to develop Abela—a treatment for motor neuron disorders including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

May 16, 2016

Autodesk Inc.

Autodesk Inc., the maker of architectural and engineering design software used to build New York's Freedom Tower, Tesla cars, and for providing special effects in Hollywood blockbuster 'Avatar', is launching an 'Entrepreneurial Impact Program' for hardware start-ups in India.

May 9, 2016

Agronomic Technology Corporation

Adapt-N has expanded its market leading nitrogen management coverage to include 9 new states for the 2016 Crop Season. The expansion, announced on April 15, 2016, grows what is already the largest geographic footprint in the U.S. for precision nitrogen management solutions for planning, modeling, and in-season recommendations.

April 19, 2016

Advanced Design Consulting USA Inc.

One sure sign of a company's success is the continued growth of its facilities. That's certainly the case for Lansing's Advanced Design Consulting USA Inc., which just finished its fourth expansion in 15 years.

March 25, 2016

Achronix Semiconductor Corporation

Achronix Semiconductor Corporation today announced that GL Communications Inc. selected the Achronix Speedster22i HD1000 FPGA for its 10/40/100G PacketExpert™ Ethernet tester, a hardware-based test instrument suited for the installation, troubleshooting and comprehensive testing of Ethernet/IP networks. "GL Communications selected Achronix because the Speedster22i devices were the best FPGAs for our PacketExpert™ Ethernet testers for both cost and time-to-market requirement," said Mr. Jagdish  Vadalia, Director of Product Development. 

March 23, 2016

Agronomic Technology Corporation

Agronomic Technology Corp (ATC) today announced the launch of its Agronomic Advisory Council, focused on using big data and science-driven technologies to drive profitable sustainability on the farm.


March 22, 2016


ArcScan, Inc. announced today the start of a multicenter study to evaluate the intraoperator repeatability and interoperator reproducibility (R&R) of its Insight™ 100 for layered corneal thickness measurements (cornea, epithelium, and temporal epithelium) and anterior segment and lens capsule dimensions (sulcus diameter, anterior chamber depth, capsule thickness, and lens rise).

March 1, 2016

Angiocrine Bioscience

Angiocrine Bioscience Inc. today announced a three-year collaboration agreement with Terumo BCT Inc., a global leader in blood component, therapeutic apheresis and cellular technologies, to implement Terumo BCT’s Quantum Cell Expansion System as a manufacturing platform for its E-CEL™ technology and therapeutic candidates.

January 11, 2016


Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) today announced Autodesk SeeControl, a comprehensive new platform powering the Internet of Things that allows customers to capture, analyze and use data from remote products.

December 1, 2015

Advion BioSciences Inc.

Advion, Inc., a leading systems and consumables developer for the life sciences industry, announces further expansion into the Chinese chemistry market.

November 2, 2015

Bigwood Systems Inc.

Advanced Control Systems (ACS), a global provider of smart grid automation technology, signed a partnership agreement with Bigwood Systems, Inc. (BSI),  a world-leader in developing innovative tools for power grid assessment, monitoring, analysis, operation, control and optimization. Together, they combine best-in-class technology to provide fully integrated Energy Management System (EMS) solutions for the electrical power industry.

November 2, 2015


Technology firm Cube26 plans to hire about 100 people over the next two quarters as it ramps up its team to focus on the multi-billion dollar global Internet of Things (IoT) market, according to a report by Financial Express.

November 2, 2015

Slooh LLC

"It's one of the two best annual meteor showers, and the only one that happens during warm weather," Slooh Astronomer Bob Berman said.

August 10, 2015