CTV Faculty Ambassadors serve as liaisons between researchers and CTV, raising awareness of the tech transfer office's services. Ambassadors are faculty who have experience collaborating with CTV to successfully commercialize their technologies and who are eager to engage with their fellow researchers on commercialization topics. The program aims to better serve Columbia’s faculty inventors by:
- Improving the services that CTV offers through valuable input and feedback from ambassadors
- Providing peer-level points of contact and advisors on how to access innovation and entrepreneurship resources on campus and across the NYC innovation ecosystem
- Organizing ambassador meetings to facilitate recommendations, sourced from their departments, on how CTV can enhance our processes and consider new programs.
- Advocating for the entire Columbia research community, inspiring others to become innovators, and leading to even more Columbia innovations becoming products and services that benefit society