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Technology Ventures

IP and Entrepreneurship Language for Grant Applications

Increasingly, grant applications (whether Federal, Foundation, or from Industry) contain questions about Columbia’s policies and practices around entrepreneurship, intellectual property, tech transfer, interuniversity collaborations, or similar topics.  Columbia Tech Ventures, Columbia Entrepreneurship, and Columbia Research Initiatives have partnered to gather sample answers to the most common variants of these questions, which are now available for Columbia researchers to simply copy and paste (or edit as you see fit) into grant applications if it would be helpful. To view the full document, please click here and login using your UNI. We will keep the data up-to-date, so that the versions at this link will always be the most current.  
If you have any questions about these clauses, suggestions for how they could be improved, or ideas on other commonly-asked questions that could benefit from sample answers, please email us at